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We go to La Jolla every year...looking for a possible change

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We go to La Jolla every year...looking for a possible change

We go to La Jolla every year and stay at the Grande Colonial or La Valencia. Are looking for something comparable as far as lodging, access of beach areas and tide pools, walk alot.. and same temp range in june. was looking at carmel and pacific grove. like quaint areas. yes la jolla can be busy but we have come to find off the beaten path areas... trying to get out of our comfort zone... Can't hike too hard of trails though... dear experts please advise

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1. Re: We go to La Jolla every year...looking for a possible change

La Jolla and Carmel/Pacific Grove are two completely different types of places. La Jolla is near warm San Diego, while Carmel and PG tend to be cooler and even foggier in June compared to Southern California.

I love Pacific Grove dearly, but think Santa Barbara might be closer to what you're looking for.

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2. Re: We go to La Jolla every year...looking for a possible change

June isn't all that warm in San Diego.

While not on the ocean, I think you might enjoy Bernardus Lodge. Weather will be lovely in June and it's an excellent property. http://www.bernardus.com/lodge/

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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.

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If you've never seen Carmel, you're in for a real treat. if you like beautiful beaches, there are none better than Carmel! Don't worry about the potential for fog. hot sunny days are overrated, and the fog can be quite beautiful in its own right.

-Mr. Toy

www.montereypeninsula.info

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5. Re: We go to La Jolla every year...looking for a possible change

Have you checked out the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes?

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6. Re: We go to La Jolla every year...looking for a possible change

If you've never been to the hotel del...definitely worth a visit! A little farther south, but cool place.

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7. Re: We go to La Jolla every year...looking for a possible change

Carmel Valley is very nicer! We were there this past Tues.for lunch at Lokal and wine tasting at Georis & Robert Tallbott. :).

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8. Re: We go to La Jolla every year...looking for a possible change

thank you for all the input. Can anyone give me some more specific areas to see and relax... exact names of beaches and those woth tide pools.... best restaurants that are quaint and not sky rockey high. Special areas that are not touristy. Best hotel recommendation and away from city. is the temp like la jolla or cooler. we are coming in june. I am understanding that the water is quite rough. Are there any clear calm areas. thanks everyone

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