We're from NY and are planning on moving out to the San Diego area for work. Our jobs are based out of NY but we are constantly traveling out to the Southern California area so we decided to make the move.
We're 26 years old and not looking for the bar/club scene in the gas lamp district (not that we won't spend some nights there- just don't want to live in it). We're more into a relaxed area with a great beach, restaurants in walking distance and some good bars /restaurants for drinks. Del Mar is our favorite so far but haven't spent much time in Encinitas or La Jolla. We're traveling out in two weeks and need a hotel as a base for us to explore the area. Any helpful suggestions on moving / areas / hotels or any advice in general would be much appreciated. We don't know anyone in the area so we'll take any help we can get.