If a quaint little place on the beach sounds like an ideal vacation plan, book now and start counting down the days.
Field trip: You can bike the entire island in a four-seater surrey from the hotel. Also check out the surf lessons on the island’s perfectly mellow beginner waves.
Night out: Take a ferry or drive 10 minutes into downtown San Diego and find The Fish Market right on the water. Go upstairs for fine dining, downstairs for casual.
Rates: from $675/night; 866/433-3030 or delbeachvillage.com