I want to take my daughters (bride, age 26; maid-of-honor, age 21) for a long week-end getaway about a month or two before the June 6, 2007, wedding.
We want to relax and enjoy a surfing beach (with lessons) as well as massages, wine tasting, maybe horseback riding on the beach, and a few local landmarks like Sea World or a Pier. I could rent a car if necessary but would prefer a location where walking or bikes would suffice.
I'm looking for a luxury Bed & Breakfast (preferable), or hotel immediately on a beach that would appeal to my daughters with no road or bluff to manuever. I want an ocean/surf view with a balcony or door from our room directly onto the beach.
We've never been to California before so any advice about location and timing (re weather) will be appreciated. I am currently looking at the Beach House on Hermosa Beach. Is that good or does anyone have any other suggestions?
I was also looking at the Ancient Aromatics Sea Spa & Guest Suites in Ventura but I realize it is not right on the beach. Does anyone know if it is nice enough to forfeit the beach view and walk a block to the beach?