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Summer is finally here. What do most of us start thinking about? Vacation! How about a beach vacation? Better yet, how about a beach vacation with a great vintage market? Yep, it’s time for Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, San Diego! Don’t worry we have you covered with a great list of things to do that coincide with this amazing outdoor market.

Sunset Cliffs San Diego -  Rich Helmer

Sunset Cliffs San Diego - Rich Helmer

Each summer Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market holds their July event at Liberty Station right in the heart of America’s Finest City. The once former Naval training center now a host for tasty dining and shopping, great hotels and golf, waterfront recreation, beauty and wellness, arts and culture and lots of history. What better place for a two day market full of amazing vintage. The Salvage Co. will be there in full swing with gorgeous vintage home decor and accessories from across the globe. You don’t want to miss this summertime event so we have the a perfect itinerary to help make your stay fantastic.

BREAKFAST

They always say you should start your day with a great breakfast and we have a great recommendation for just that. Breakfast Republic. With locations in North Park, Liberty Station, Encinitas, East Village, Ocean Beach, Carmel Valley, Pacific Beach, Mission Valley and Irvine Breakfast Republic is raising feathers in Southern California as a top spot to enjoy the most important meal of the day. Serving tasty takes on American classics such as Oreo Pancakes, Shrimp & Grits and S’mores French Toast, BR is an innovative breakfast destination that locals and visitors will flock to when they’re in search of a fun and unpretentious place to begin the day. Raising the “bar” are BR’s local craft beer and organic kombucha on draft, which are available as samplers to complement many of the unique dishes they serve.

 

LUNCH

A personal favorite is Soda & Swine. This was so good we had lunch there each day last year. Plus it is directly across the street from the market. If you like meatballs, this is your place. They come in smoked pork, chorizo, beef, chicken, quinoa and vegan. Pick between marinara, mushroom creme or pesto on top of polenta or spaghetti. Add some parmesan and some tasty bread for an incredible meal. They also have burgers and sandwiches, salads and incredible sides. The portions are huge but if you’re still hungry, wait until you see the desserts! We love this place!

 

DINNER

In late spring 2018, chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins and Rise & Shine Restaurant Group open El Jardín at Liberty Station in the Point Loma community. Inspired by the flavors Zepeda experienced growing up between San Diego, Tijuana and Guadalajara, as well as during her travels throughout Mexico, the menu at El Jardín spotlights Zepeda’s nuanced approach to regional Mexican cuisine, refined and reinterpreted with local ingredients. Rise & Shine founder Johan Engman and Zepeda collaborated closely on the restaurant’s design to bring their shared vision of El Jardín to life through bold pieces and accents throughout the expansive indoor and outdoor spaces that recall the restaurant’s culinary heritage.

El Jardín strives to honor both the diverse cultures that have lent a hand in shaping the seven regions of Mexican cuisine, as well as the ancestral recipes created and shared by matriarchs throughout history.

 

TO DO

FIRST FRIDAY ARTS DISTRICT - EXPERIENCE SOMETHING CREATIVE AT ARTS DISTRICT LIBERTY STATION

This popular free arts event takes place on the First Friday of every month from 5-9 pm throughout the 28 acre campus. After 10 years, it has grown into San Diego’s biggest innovative arts event! Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theatre and music performances featuring community partners and discover intriguing public art installations. Wander and explore the galleries, museums, artist studios, distinctive shops and dining at historic Liberty Station.

 
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STAY

Hampton Inn & Suites San Diego Airport Liberty Station - A stylish San Diego hotel overlooking the harbor.

The hotel is close to Naval Base Point Loma Annex and Mine & Anti-Submarine Warfare Command Complex, the vibrant Liberty Station neighborhood, once home to the Naval Training Center, and downtown San Diego.

Walk across the street to Spanish Landing Park and enjoy views of the harbor. Popular attractions and the conference center are just minutes away.

Unwind on a comfy Hampton bed® in our fresh rooms, complete with mini-fridge, HDTV, and free WiFi. An ergonomic chair and work desk make business easier. Studio suites offer additional space as well as a sofa bed and wet bar, perfect for families or groups of friends.

Enjoy free hot breakfast each morning of your stay, including favorites like Belgian waffles, eggs, fresh fruit, oatmeal, and more. If you need a snack or forgot your phone charger, stop by our 24-hour Treat Shop and find hot, fresh coffee and tea in the lobby around the clock.

Go for a relaxing swim in our outdoor pool and enjoy views of the San Diego harbor, or keep up your exercise routine in our fitness center.

 

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THE BEACHES

If you’re coming to San Diego, you have to make time for a visit to some of the most beautiful beaches in America. Put your feet in the sand and take a stroll along the beach. Enjoy the tranquil blue ocean water, stunning views, soothing sounds and fresh salt air. Instant stress relief. Here are a couple favorite beach picks.

 
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SHOP

Well this is a no brainer! The best shopping for the weekend of July 13th and 14th is Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market at Liberty Station, San Diego! The fun starts at 9:00 am for early entry, 10:00 am for general admissions and goes to 5:00 pm on Saturday. Sunday starts at 10:00 am and goes to 3:00 pm. Children 12 and under are free. Plus if you wear your official Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market apparel you will receive $1 off your ticket purchased at the gate. Military discounts for $1.00 off of your ticket purchased at the gate are available as well and parking is free. The Salvage Co. will be in space #74 with gorgeous fine vintage furnishings so don’t miss this premier event in gorgeous Southern California!

 

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