Jason Mraz’s San Diego


By Sarah Sekula, Published in USA TODAY’S GoEscape magazine

When this Grammy-winning singer/songwriter isn’t busy topping the charts, he’s at home on his 5 1/2—acre avocado farm near San Diego or frequenting some of these alluring spots.

Best place to snap photos:
“Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve has amazing landforms straight out of a Dr. Seuss illustration. There are all these stalactite-looking formations of clay and strange plants that seem like they are from outer space.” 12600 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla; 858-755-2063; www.torreypine.org

Best place for music:
“I still prefer going to Java Joe’s to test out new material just to remember what it feels like to play music without the pressure.”3536 Adams Avenue, San Diego; 619-274-9989; www.javajoessd.com

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Best place to surf:
“The beaches of Carlsbad and Oceanside. There’s so many breaks that if one is crowded you can go down a few blocks and pick up another one. I’m surprised sometimes that it’s just me and five or six other guys.” www.sandiego.org

Best place for yoga:
“Mantra Yoga and Juice Bar has classes for everyone from beginners to people who want to get their butts kicked.” 5617 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad; 760-655-3277; www.discovermantra.com

Best place for organic eats:
“In Vista on Saturdays there’s a farmers market in the parking lot of the courthouse. Vista probably has the most nurseries in the country. So, a lot of really great stuff comes to this market.” 325 South Melrose Drive, Vista; www.vistafarmersmarket.com