Our Summer Family Getaway

As summer break was coming to an end we decided to take a little four-day trip to California for my birthday last month it was so fun! We stopped in San Diego for a couple days than spent the remander of the trip hanging out in Palm Springs.

Our Ride

For this trip we had the chance to review the 2017 Mazda CX-5! It was goreous inside and out! It was a nice change to drive around in such a luxurious vehicle that offered great cargo space and was a comfortable ride for the whole family.

I was most impressed with all the saftey feature this SUV had to offer, I’ll name a few:

  • Windshield projection- which shows current speed, and traffic sign recognition
  •   Mazda connect- 7-inch touchscreen with full color display
  • Lane depature warning system
  • Smart City break support
  • Mazda radar cruz control- With roadtrips, this is AMZAZING!

We really loved the sleek look this car had and how smooth the drive was! It was really easy to drive around San Diego and Plam Springs, with how hot it was this car did great keeping us cool! The Bose sound system was awesome, music and GPS sounded so clear! If your looking fo functional, sleek, luxury and saftey, this is a great option for you! This was the perfect mid size SUV and I would take it on any trip anytime!

Day 1

Our first day in town we spent visiting our families who live in North County San Diego. It was great enjoying food and music with our friends and family! Like a classic California summer day, it was hot and humid, very little breeze. We couldn’t complain though becuase the food and catching up made up for all of it!

I was so excited to see my little niece Veyda! Not living near my husbands side of the family is tough, but luckily CA is only a 4-5hr drive away from us. Side note: Seriously how awesome are my Mother in laws plants and wicker rocking chairs!

Day 2

Since we were staying near downtown SD we decided to explore Old town San Diego for the day. Being that my husband and I grew up in Southern California, the area wasn’t new to us, but it never get less exciting. Its infused with so much culture, history and good food!

Of course, we had to take a tour of the famous haunted Whaley House! Jude was pretty bummed when he didn’t see any ghost although I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t be prepared for that kind of experiance yet ha!

We took alot of photos of our self guided tour through the house, It was pretty neat and looked pretty creepy too! I’ve share a few of our favorites!


Day 3

The drive to San Diego to Palm Springs isn’t to bad, we left in the morning after having breakfast and stopping by Escondido to say good bye to my In laws. We made it to Palm Springs just in time for lunch and checked into our hotel, V Palm Springs. (Room tour below)

Once we settled into our room we headed straight for the pool! It was nice, since it was a monday we practically had the whole place to our selves. This hotel doesn’t mess around, the pool vibes were definitely on point with the music and pool floaties.

I will admit thier Elixir restraunt/bar was my favorite part. Who doesn’t like to enjoy a nice cocktail poolside right? Thier menu is great too, offering a good selection of snacks like tacos, to enjoy near the pool.

Thier pool was fantastic, and the staff was really friendly and helpful! I really appreciated the laid back feel I got from this Hotel!

Hotel Tour

Our room faced the pool and had its own private patio area which was nice! The kids loved play out there and with it being a secluded patio I was all for it!

I really loved the V Palm Springs asthetic, and style! The beds and pillows were comfortable which made us happy. The bathroom and sink area were so pretty, I loved how on trend they were with the fixtures and little details like the bathroom tiles!

Over all this trip was a one for the books! We enjoyed spending time with our loved ones and having spent those relaxing pool days in Palm Springs!


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