I wanted to take my family (wife and two girls; 20 & 23) to a California beach anytime from next May to August for a week next year. It looked like August would be better for beach weather, is that right??
Never really vacationed in California and thought it would be fun. We go to Florida and the Carribean a lot (St. John is our favorite). We like to rent houses or condos on the beach or very close, hang out on the beach, sleep late, eat local casual food (pizza, mexican, italian), go to watch baseball games, would love to check out the zoo, cook out on a grill and drink some beers, etc. Would be great to walk to restaurants and bars, but we'll have a car.
Budget for a great rental would be $2,000 - 3,000 all in for the week. Want quiet for sleeping in for mornings, with nice views, in safe neighborhood. Need at least 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.
Where should I start? What beach towns would you suggest to get what we're looking for?
Thanks very much!!