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Best place to stay in December

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Best place to stay in December

We are deciding between a VRBO in La Jolla or a hotel in Pacific Beach or Coronado? We will have a car. We are a family of 5 (three kids, 17-23), 1st time in San Diego. We will be doing the zoo, sea world, hiking in Torrey Pines etc. It won't be true beach weather but we do love being near the water/walking on the beach in 60 degree weather. Also wondering if we will be able to paddle board/kayak or if water will be too cool? thanks!

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1. Re: Best place to stay in December

La Jolla and Coronado are my favorite areas of San Diego. 🏖

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All 3 areas are nice areas. Not sure how long your stay but with a family of 5 a VRBO rental might give you more room/space and a place to cook some light meals, snacks, etc.

They are all pretty much convenience to the place you want to go - obviously La Jolla is closer to Torrey Pines than Coronado and La Jolla is farther from the Zoo. Pacific Beach closest to Sea World, etc. I think it might depend on where the VRBO in La JOlla is really located. Sometimes La Jolla can mean on the other side (EAST) of the I-5 freeway, which probably isn't where I would want to stay as a tourist. I'd prefer to stay nearer a beach/La Jolla village.

Yes, water temperatures colder in December - you can still do water sports, but a wet suite would be recommended.

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I'd like to know where exactly these VRBOs are located?

Can you give us some cross streets?

I live in La Jolla but where I am located is not right at the ocean.

The neighborhood spreads out so if you are closer to I-5 then you are away from the ocean but it is still a perfectly fine area to stay for a family with grocery stores and restaurants.

The hotels in Pacific Beach are mostly along the oceanfront so if that's the sort of spot you want I'd take one of them. Again tell us which hotels you are considering and we can give better advice.

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thank you - I am using the map feature on VRBO so the houses are within blocks of the beach. We'd like the option of being near the beach so if we don't do a VRBO near the beach, we would choose a hotel close to the beach in either La Jolla or Coronado.

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thank you - that is very helpful. I think we are settling on a vrbo in La Jolla.

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