I was hoping for a little help planning our stay in SD this summer. We will be arriving on Monday 7th July around 5pm and will be staying in La Jolla. Can anyone give some recommendations for places to eat that evening that are inexpensive? Our budget would be around $60 including tax and tip for two people. I know this is not much, but we are not into fancy food and would prefer a more 'locals' style place. We like Mexican food, BBQ, pizza, great burgers or good salads. We might also want to check out a bar afterwards if there is somewhere fun and not too expensive.
The next day we would perhaps like to rent some bikes and spend the morning at one beach and the afternoon at another. We don't know which spots we should head for though - sandy beaches would be preferred, in an area we can swim. We would like to just get around by bikes this day, and leave the car parked at the hotel, as we will be spending a lot of time in the car on this trip! But we can cycle pretty far in one day. We will also have to get food during the day and we are on a budget of about $90 per day, but this doesn't include breakfast and we are happy to just have tacos or something for lunch. In the evening we would like to watch the sunset from la Jolla beach.
We will be leaving On Wednesday 9th July and have to get to Santa Monica by the evening. We were thinking of driving the coastal route and perhaps stopping at some beaches on the way (did you guess yet that we love beaches?!). If anyone could recommend one or two places I would really appreciate it.
We would have loved to have spent more time in the San Diego area but unfortunately we just couldn't manage it this trip. So instead of doing lots of sightseeing we thought we would just take the opportunity to get some beach time and hopefully we will be back again in future to do more! Thanks all in advance for your help.