10 Year Anniversary Staycation on Shelter Island

We just spent the weekend at one of our favorite spots, Kona Kai for our 10 year anniversary staycation. We wanted to do something local this year since we just went to Cabo and wanted to get the fun started right away. There are some big bonuses for doing a staycation in your own city. The top reasons are that you don’t have to travel long, you can get the fun started right away, and it’s close to home if you need to head back for any reason. While, I don’t always recommend a staycation for every adventure, it sure has its place for certain occasions. I wanted to stay in a nice place for our anniversary, with a great pool and new (to us) spots to try out in our own city. We headed straight to the pool once we arrived and checked into the room.

The first day was a bit chilly, reminding us why we love the everyday warmth of Cabo. But, we found a wind break spot and still enjoyed some sun while it was out on the first day. The weather was amazing on the second day so we grabbed a few lounge chairs and I proceeded to get a lovely sunburn. 


The rooms at Kona Kai are so pretty. I just love the color scheme and the comfort. 

Kona Kai Resort Vessel Restaurant- Shelter Island, San Diego, CA

We enjoyed a super tasty dinner at Vessel Restaurant, right at Kona Kai. Our absolute favorite dish of the night was the Reuben Slider served on a pretzel bun with house made pickles. We also really enjoyed the mussels and the short rib dinner. Pro tip – the Reuben is only $5 all day long. This makes for a great date night spot as it overlooks the marina. 

Shelter Island Bay, San Diego, CA

The first morning we drove over to Coffee Hub for coffee and breakfast. I really fell in love with this spot. It’s a simple little coffee shop with a very inviting feel. I loved the low vibe music, the delicious caramel lattes and the tasty food options. It was the type of coffee shop that I would regularly buy coffee at if I had one in my neighborhood. We took a walk around the marina to look at the boats. After that we drove over to OB to check out the shops and walk around. We drove by the beautiful sunset cliffs and watched the waves crash. Then we had a very tasty lunch at OB Noodle House. Yum! 

The last morning, we went to Coffee Hub again and talked about our future plans. It is so nice to get some time together by ourselves. Friends, plan date days, trips or any other kind of adventure so you can spend more quality time together. It is so necessary! Happy 10 years to my love! xo – Bri 


I love sharing about family, food and fun in and around San Diego! Enjoy, Bri

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