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San Diego/Carlsbad & LA Visit

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San Diego/Carlsbad & LA Visit

My husband and I are hoping to spend a week in southern California in late July/early August. As two 25 year olds, we're looking for relaxation, places to explore, and wanting to check out the local sites. We'd prefer to be close to or on a beach while in the San Diego/Carlsbad area. Any recommendations?

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1. Re: San Diego/Carlsbad & LA Visit

Hi Megan, San Diego / Carlsbad covers a very big area of coastline. It might be easier for us to give recommendations if you can give us ideas of things you like to do, etc.. Being 25 I would imagine you want to be a little closer to "the action". You might want to consider staying in the La Jolla / Mission Beach area as it is easier to get to the Gaslamp area downtown or Little Italy. Carlsbad is great but North of these areas and with traffic can be a bit of a drive. That being said there is some nightlife in Carlsbad in the downtown area. There are some great hotels right across from the beach in the downtown area that are walkable to most of the bars and restaurants. I would psersonally recommend the Best Western Plus Beach view lodge. It is right across the street from the beach, walkable to all the bars and restaurants and a quality hotel.

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