Last Thursday I flew to San Diego for a five-day road trip with friends. On the itinerary: two nights in San Diego and one night stays in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Carmel with stops at Laguna Beach, Santa Monica, and Big Sur. We rented a 4-door Jeep Wrangler through Avis (highly recommend) and had ourselves a grand old time. Over the next few days I’ll be sharing our recommendations on how to make the most of your time in each of the four cities. First stop: San Diego!