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2 ?'s: 1. Places to stay San Diego & LA areas 2. Green juice/organic food

Old Mar 17th, 2014, 06:13 AM
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2 ?'s: 1. Places to stay San Diego & LA areas 2. Green juice/organic food

Was suggested I start a new thread bc my old one was long and had different itinerary. Family of 5, kids are 21,18 & 16. We are flying in to LA end of June, picking up the 21yr old and heading to San Diego for about 4 nights, then back up to LA area for another 4 nights, staying thru 4th of July.
Need places to stay in both areas, was thinking La Jolla near SD, hoping to stay around $200-300 per room/ per night.
LA area would love a beach spot, Santa Monica maybe? Again about same pricing.
Suggestions on to do's
Suggestions where to get fresh green juice( iwont make it the week without these ) and fresh or organic food?
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 06:24 AM
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Seems most hotels are well over 300 in SM so any other suggested areas to stay? Would be open to rentals too Thanks!
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 06:53 AM
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Santa Barbara or Redondo beach for 4th of July?
Day 1: fly in from NY stay 2 nights Santa Monica quick LA trip(touristy like Times Square so would rather be at coast)
Day 3: Head to SD stay 3 nights: zoo, surf lessons
Day 6: head to either RB or SB stay thru 4th.
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 12:53 PM
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Look into the Sea View Inn in Manhattan Beach, should be in your budget, very nice South Bay beach town, also MB is closer to the freeway than Redondo Beach - both are nice towns, have lived in both of them.
Hollywood (Walk of Fame, Chinese Theater, etc.) will at best take 1-2 hours. Very disappointing to many people. My former manager and I took 2 visiting guests from China there, their reaction was "Is this it?".
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 01:15 PM
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Try the Pacifica hotel group. They are mid-priced, many have just been renovated, and they offer good specials. We like the Jamaice Bay Inn @ Marina del Rey, and funkier little sister, the Inn at Venice Beach.

Go to Trader Joe's for juices, and also many juice bars are around.
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 01:22 PM
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My Q: Why spend 4 nights in busy LA when you could instead be kicking back in San Diego?

And hey - this is California - juice bars are de rigeuer.
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 01:23 PM
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Ditto for finding organic food.
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 02:00 PM
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yay on the green juices!!! I knew I loved California!!
Jamie99- Sea View looks like they are sold out, I will call them instead.Yes I have been to the istes and felt the same but if my younger 2 want to see I need a quick trip in.

Tabernash2- I will look at your suggestions too, thank you.

Tomsd- I dont want to be in LA but on the coast in that area. But depending on hotels, I may revamp timeline in each local.
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 02:04 PM
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NYC I can get my green juices anywhere, here on Long Island if I dont make it hard to find anywhere else...
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 02:05 PM
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jamie99 was thinking Redondo bc of their 4th of July celebration, but Im sure all coast towns have a celebration..
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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 06:35 AM
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What if I rented a plcae for the week in between LA & SD? Might be wiser fianancially than trying to get hotels in both places...Any advice on this? What spot would be best and any condo ideas or just go to VRBO?
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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 07:27 AM
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You mean at Camp Pendelton?

LA beaches (as with everything else in LA) are just more crowded than in SD.
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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 09:09 AM
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Camp Pendelton?? Do I need to be a Californian to get that one??

Whats inbetween that would be a good spot? The hotels are just adding up too quickly so thought renting a place might be better. i am looking at booking.com for ideas.
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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 09:23 AM
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No, I don't think that's a good idea, given the amount of time you'd spend in traffic.

I checked your LA dates and got good prices at Jamaica Bay Inn and Inn at Venice Beach.
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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 11:18 AM
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ihappy - that was ment to be a joke. Camp Pendelton is a big Marine base between San Diego and Orange County.
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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 11:57 AM
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I checked using arbitrary dates the last four days in June and Springhill Suites is showing availability then for 5 adults, that is a Marriott property. Price is $159 on hotels.com. I have stayed at a Springhill Suites once in Savannah and they usually come with a free hot buffet breakfast. The hotel is on Aviation on the border of Redondo Beach.
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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 12:21 PM
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Wow jamie99 thank you so much! That sounds wonderful! I will definitely check it out.

Tomsd- I figured it was a joke I wasnt in on

Tabernash2- Thank you I will check out your suggestions also.
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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 12:51 PM
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1happyfam:

Not sure if you have decided against San Diego but if not take a look at http://www.sadiego.org the official tourist information site, money saving coupons, offers etc.

If a vacation rental doesn't work out a suite type hotel that has a small kitchen for drinks and snacks. Homewood Suites offers a good breakfast and a light meal Mon thru Thurs. as part of the cost. Very good value for families.

Good luck and report back on what you decide.

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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 12:55 PM
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Sorry that should read: http://www.sandiego.org
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Old Mar 18th, 2014, 02:05 PM
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SandyBrit- Thank you, I will check it out. I would rather split the time between coast near LA and San Diego... So I will look at that site
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