Hi, my husband and I will be traveling to California in early September and I am trying to decide between Santa Cruz or Monterey (for 1 night, we're doing the SF to San Diego road trip). At first I was thinking Santa Cruz but the more I read on here the more I can't decide!
We are both 31, no kids, and enjoy cool bars/restaurants, preferably beachfront to sit and enjoy drinks and meals. We don;t need anything too touristy, but a town with shops, boardwalk, etc would be nice for a stroll.
Or I also read about Carmel, but not sure if that is any different than Monterey?
Thanks for your help!