Lauren Ross

For today’s Backyard Backstories, let’s get an introduction to San Diego with Hello! California Account Executive Lauren Ross!

Lauren’s perfect day in San Diego starts with brunch at one of the many amazing breakfast spots in University Heights or Hillcrest–Trust is one of her favorites. She follows that up with an afternoon bike ride through Balboa Park with a stop at Panama 66 and the sculpture garden for a glass of wine or local beer. To finish off the day—dinner in Little Italy at Bencotto. "Wow, there’s a lot of eating in my perfect day!" she says.

Aside from the perfect weather, Lauren decided to make San Diego her home because, well, she’s a native! Which, according to Lauren, basically makes her a unicorn in San Diego. "This city is casual, fun, and easy to get around in," she says. "I also love all of San Diego’s hidden and burgeoning neighborhoods."

She’s passionate about all the amazing places one can go for a long run in San Diego—the beach, along the embarcadero, or even just through one of their hip neighborhoods. Think you know San Diego? Think again! You might be surprised to know that San Diego produces the most avocados in the United States. "Super, superfoods!" says Lauren. In her opinion, a really good fried or grilled fish taco is a signature food item that visitors must sample in San Diego.

Thanks for the great tour, Lauren! For the next edition of Backyard Backstories, we’ll get Senior Account Manager Jenn Dotson’s take on San Diego!