Does La Jolla get the "June gloom" that I always hear about? Kibblesmom is right that June can be quite foggy here. Sometimes it burns off by midday, and sometimes it lasts all day. Bernardus Lodge, which Sal suggested, is a very nice place in Carmel Valley. It's about a 20-minute drive from the coast, and the fog rarely gets out that far--so you'd have more sunshine and warmer temperatures. Bernardus has a nice pool ad two good restaurants--Wickets is the casual venue and Marinus the more upscale one. Bernardus also has a winery, so you'll see grape vines. Two of the good places for hikes that are not hard (you can make them harder or easier): Garland Ranch Park, which is also in Carmel Valley and a short ride from Bernardus; Point Lobos State Reserve, on the coast about 10 minutes south of Carmel--the "crown jewel" of the area, with a variety of easy trails overlooking the ocean and tide pools to explore. Staying in the Valley would give you a nice mix of sunshine/valley views and an easy drive to the coast for coastal activities--Carmel, Carmel Beach, Pacific Grove, Asilomar Beach (good tide polls). If you go in the other direction from Bernardus--farther into the valley--to Carmel Vally Village, there are some very good restaurants: Cafe Rustica and Corkscrew Cafe are two of my favorites. At Corkscrew Cafe, you can dine outdoors in their wild little garden--very nice. There is also wine tasting at Bernardus, at Chateau Julien (also in the Valley) and at the tasting room next to Corkscrew Cafe.