The Ultimate Southern California Taco Tour Roadtrip

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The Ultimate Southern California Taco Tour Roadtrip – how to plan a delicious itinerary from Los Angeles to San Diego, stopping for delicious tacos and cool California coast activities along the way!

This post is sponsored by Visit California. All opinions are my own.

Visit California is one of my favorite travel destinations to work with – they help visitors from all over the world connect with amazing vacations across California every day – California has something to offer for everyone!

From five star to budget travelers, romantic trips to solo treks, foodies to film buffs – California truly has something for everyone, and Visit California helps bring the best ideas to make your trip memorable!

I recently embarked on a road trip across Southern California with my husband in search of the best tacos – from five star tacos, to taco trucks, family restaurants to take out spots – and we were blown away with the amount of flavor we tasted on the way from Los Angeles to San Diego!

We love tacos – I often joke if I could only chose one food for life, it would be a taco – and we couldn’t wait to try out Visit California’s Visit California’s new 50 Life Changing Adventures Road Trips publication.

How To Plan A California Road Trip

Before we get to all the delicious tacos, I wanted to share the BEST way to plan a California road trip – with the Visit California 50 Life Changing Road Trips guide book.

While planning the perfect trip to California can be seriously daunting (there is just SO MUCH I always want to do and see… and never enough time for it all) – Visit California’s new 50 Life Changing Adventures Road Trips publication has made it incredibly easy to take in some of California’s best sights and locations!

I have gone through my copy of the guide so many times, and every single trip has things I would love to check out – and so many ideas!

If you’re looking for your own personal California Road Trip tour guide, you need a copy!

Our trip was a once in a lifetime experience – we were so full by the end, but we got to learn so much more about some of our favorite flavors, spend an awesome week together enjoying tons of fun in California, and we met so many amazing people.

This is one road trip you DONT want to miss!

There are suggestions on what to pack, who to bring, what kind of car to rent (including where to rent, what to expect from rentals, etc.), where to fly into, where to stay, where to eat, and even tips on what to wear!

The Ultimate Southern California Taco Tour Roadtrip

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Ultimate Southern California Road Trip on Instagram

To find more of my stories and photos from the trip, please check out some of my favorite Instagram shots from the trip, and be sure to follow me @sweetcsdesigns to see more from my travels and favorite foods!

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If I told you this was a strawberry cake, would you believe me?? ??? So blown away by all the amazing food we’ve had so far on a Southern California Taco Tour with @visitcalifornia – like this gorgeous cake from the amazing pastry chefs at @dinemarila in the @interconla – be sure to follow my stories (click “taco tour” in my profile to watch it all!!) to see some of our favorites from our day yesterday with @discoverla – today we’re off to Long Beach with @visitlb – what are YOUR favorite #LBC taco spots?!?! ??? Sponsored #tacotour #RoadTripCalifornia #WonderfulWorld #SeeTheWorld #PassportReady #PassportLife #LonelyPlanetTraveler #BeautifulDestinations #OurDailyPlanet #WonderfulPlaces #Travelholic #TravelGuide #TravelLover #TravelMore #LiveIntrepid #TravelLove #NatGeoTravel #TravelJournal #BestVacations #TravelOften #WeAreTravelGirls #SheIsNotLost #Globelletravels #LadiesGoneGlobal #gltLOVE #girlslovetravel

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Crave-worthy tacos are almost always incredibly simple and straightforward, with basic ingredients that come together perfectly to create layers of awesome…. and that’s exactly how I’d describe the Tijuana style tacos at @ilovelolas in Long Beach! @visitlb ?? Grilled skirt steak, tons of creamy jack cheese, garlicky beans, and cool avocado = heaven! ?? Make sure you follow along with my Instastories – click “CA Taco Tour” to see my entire trek as I make my way from Los Angeles to San Diego with @visitcalifornia as I check out some of the must visit stops on the #RoadTripCalifornia Taco Tour! ?? @visitcalifornia has compiled a book full of amazing road trips you can take to explore the Golden State, perfect for any interest (are we shocked I picked one of the FOODIE road trips? Heck no!!) ?? I also have a link in my instastories to grab your own copy of the 50 Life-Changing Adventures from @visitcalifornia on Amazon, so you can start your own taco tour down the coast! ?? They have great ideas for all types of budgets, groups of roadtrippers (romantic trips, foodie trips, family trips, luxury trips, budget trips, outdoor enthusiast trips, trips for history buffs…. and more!) ?? #food #foodie #traveleats #tacotuesday #tacogram #tacos #tacotour #california #californiaroadtrip #californiaadventures #eatingfortheinsta #foodwinewomen #saveur #foodandwine #longbeach #lbc #gltlove

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Is there anything better to cap off a hearty taco dinner than some sweet and cinnamon-y horchata?? The horchata at @eatpuesto is a perfect way to cool down a hot day when you @visitsandiego !! ?? To see more from my Taco Tour #RoadTripCalifornia from Los Angeles to San Diego with @visitcalifornia , head to my profile and click “CA Taco Tour” in the highlights (the little circles at the top of my profile)…. there’s maps of locations, pictures and videos of some of the amazing food we ate, and more!! ?? #dessert #eeeeeats #horchata #GlobeTrotting #WonderfulWorld #SeeTheWorld #PassportReady #PassportLife #LonelyPlanetTraveler #OurDailyPlanet #WonderfulPlaces #Travelholic #TravelGuide #TravelJournal #BestVacations #TravelOften #WeAreTravelGirls #SheIsNotLost #Globelletravels #LadiesGoneGlobal #gltLOVE #girlslovetravel

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After a spending a week heading from Los Angeles to San Diego checking out some of @visitcalifornia ‘s favorite tacos, I thought I’d never want to eat tacos again… but I’d be lying if I wouldn’t happily sell all of my belongings to tuck into some @titostacosusa right about now!!! ?? What are YOUR favorite tacos? I’m going to be sharing some of my favorites tomorrow for #tacotuesday !! ?? #RoadTripCalifornia ?? #tacogram #eeeeeats #nomnom #eatingfortheinsta #GlobeTrotting #WonderfulWorld #Travelholic #TravelGuide #TravelLover #TravelMore #LiveIntrepid #TravelLove #NatGeoTravel #TravelJournal #BestVacations #TravelOften #WeAreTravelGirls #SheIsNotLost #Globelletravels #LadiesGoneGlobal #gltLOVE #girlslovetravel

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Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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  1. Floranet says:

    Pleasure to go through such wonderful work!!

  2. Rachael Yerkes says:

    This is the best!

  3. Lauren Kelly says:

    What an incredible guide! Thank you so much, everything looks fantastic!

  4. Billy says:

    This is hands down the best guide to food I have ever seen. There are so many awesome places to go hit in SoCal. Thank you so much for this, will definitely be referencing when I go in the summer!