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Where to Stay?

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Where to Stay?

I am planning a vacation in Southern California. I need help with picking a city. I will be traveling with my husband and two kids, 11&14. We want to be near/ on a beach with snorkeling and other activities. We also like ethnic food and culture. Also, want to be close to a "downtown" area with shop

and restaurants. I was looking at Coronado, La Jolla, and Mission Bay.

Thanks.

Fremont, California
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1. Re: Where to Stay?

I would choose either Mission Bay or Coronado. For etchnic food, Mission Bay area better, Downtown - best is Mission Bay or Coronado, La Jolla is about a 20 - 30 minute drive north (dependent on traffic),

The next question however, is: What is your price range?

Is a bay view or ocean view more important to you?

If Bay, Mission Bay; if ocean, west side of Coronado is best.

Coronado is a 5 minute drive over the bridge to downtown area.

In terms of culture, it depends what you are looking for - but all 3 areas have some culture regardless.

posts: 87
2. Re: Where to Stay?

Thanks for the info. I don't want to spend more than $200 a night. I will probably choose Coronado area based on what you said.

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3. Re: Where to Stay?

Thanks for the info. I don't want to spend more than $200 a night. I will probably choose Coronado area based on what you said.

San Diego
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4. Re: Where to Stay?

The beach in Coronado does not have "snorkeling and other activities".

It is a beautiful stretch of beach but it is quiet and I wouldn't describe it as having any "activities" on the beach.

Mission Bay/Mission Beach/Pacific Beach(all near one another) have much more of what you seek!

Edited: 7:17 pm, January 31, 2013
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