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MARINA STREET BEACH, LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
The "Jewel" has some of San Diego's prettiest beaches, sprinkled with aquatic caves and secluded coves. Pack your snorkel gear, too: La Jolla Cove's an eco-reserve with waters so clear you can count the stripes on the fish.
Rub suntanned elbows with: Surf-riding twentysomethings and Chanel-loving ladies of a certain age.
Best way to cool off: A gin and tonic if you're the latter; Mountain Dew for the former.
Beach chic: A real tan—and a too-relaxed_to-care California 'tude.
Where to bed down: La Valencia Hotel, a dusky pink Mediterranean Revival gem with a palm-shaded patio and Pacific views.
La Valencia Hotel
Tel: 858 454 0771
Tel: 800 451 0772
Doubles from $275