Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal
Love San Diego. Don't know why, but San Fran just doesn't do it for me.You're missing out then... San Diego is a really cool destination... San Fran is cool, minus the junkies, and the PCH is well worth the drive... I did find Carmel a bit overrated though...
Monterey, Big Sur, Joshua Tree (high deserts!) are my day/weekend trips.
But South Bay - Redondo, Hermosa, Manhattan - is heaven. Over 60 softball league is out there four days a week, if you want it.