We were able to arrange for an early check in so we arrived at our hotel around noon. We opted for a boutique hotel with a kitchen so that we could do some additional food prep and restock our stash of gluten-free vegan eats. We stayed at the Inn at Sunset Cliffs, which proved to be even better in person than in the pictures! The gardens, pool and terraces were amazing. It is one of the few hotels in the area that is actually "waterfront" meaning that waves wash right up onto the lower terrace. I imagine that they probably have to close part of the deck off in the winter months. Our room was just as nice, with a fully-stocked kitchen, sitting room, bedroom and elegant bathroom with a large shower.
The first thing we did was get in the pool, spend some time soaking in the sun and the gorgeous view, and relax after spending 16 hours at Disneyland! Jason, of course, got in a few rounds of poolside golf.
We also walked to People's Organic Food Market, which we had tagged on the map as a destination for getting groceries for the second part of our trip. We decided to get stuff for dinner and then come back the next day for any other supplies. We got fixings for tacos and headed back to the hotel, where we made dinner in our room and ate al fresco on the terrace overlooking the sunset.
Check out day 4: downtown San Diego and Balboa Park