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Apr 21st, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Southern CA Beach Vacation

Hi Fodorites: I am planning a vacation for my family (wife and 21 yr, 19 yr and 14 yr olds) in mid-June and would love to hit the beach somewhere between LA and SD (ideally. In a perfect situation, we would find condo's or villas near or on the beach (as opposed to hotel rooms) as my daughter has severe food allergies (allows us to make 2 meals per day). We can go from economical to moderately expensive in cost. Any smart ideas? Also, would love suggestions over the course of our planned 10 day visit.
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Apr 21st, 2013, 03:31 PM
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Carlsbad is a good choice. If you rent an apartment, they are almost always a Saturday to Saturday rental. www.barbaramclain.com is a good source for rentals in north San Diego county.
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Apr 21st, 2013, 05:50 PM
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That's a big stretch of coastline, are you thinking more towards LA or San Diego?
I like Laguna Beach for its scenic beauty and dining options.
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Apr 21st, 2013, 06:25 PM
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A specific per day $$ amount would be helpful.
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Apr 22nd, 2013, 07:38 AM
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I would probably say that we would want to be closer to Los Angeles than to San Diego, and per day rental in the $400-$500 range could work for us.
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Apr 22nd, 2013, 07:41 AM
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You do know about "June Gloom," don't you??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Gloom
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Apr 22nd, 2013, 10:32 AM
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I was going to bring up June Gloom as well.
Most days the clouds burn off by noon, but some days it never goes away.
That's a healthy budget you have there. You might consider renting a house in the Newport Beach, Balboa area. Good beach access and lots of dining, shopping options as well as piers and boat rentals.
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Apr 22nd, 2013, 06:24 PM
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Yes, June will be overcast and gloomy. The closer you are to the beach the worse it will be. Not the best time to vacation. A much better time will be late August. However, it will be more crowded as well.
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