Rise early for a quick breakfast in Cardiff-by-the-Sea: either a spicy egg burrito at Pipes Café (121 Liverpool Dr., Cardiff-by-the-Sea; lunch for two $15) or a velvety glazed doughnut at VG Donut & Bakery (106 Aberdeen Dr., Cardiff-by-the-Sea; 760/753-2400; doughnuts for two $2), plucked straight from the oven. La Jolla, 14 miles south, has its fair share of white sand along the pristine coastline. It’s also home to Karl Strauss Brewing Co. (1044 Wall St., La Jolla; 858/273-2739; karlstrauss.com; drinks for two $11). Try the award-winning caramel-and-fruit-inflected Red Trolley Ale—or, if it’s still too early for a pint, continue an hour south to San Diego’s Ocean Beach neighborhood and the new Pizza Port (1956 Bacon St., Ocean Beach; 619/224-4700; lunch for two $16), where you can choose from a selection of whole-grain pies and handcrafted brews, including the amber-hued Cho Saiko (“radical,” in Japanese surfer slang). San Diego recently welcomed a number of new hotels and restaurants, such as the sleek Sé San Diego Hotel (1047 Fifth Ave., San Diego; 619/515-3000; sesandiego.com; doubles from $159), which has 181 rooms with oversize windows and Brazilian walnut floors. Cucina Urbana (505 Laurel St., San Diego; 619/239-2222; dinner for two $65), in Banker’s Hill, serves Piedmontese Barbera wine and house-made lobster ravioli, though be warned: You’ll want to exchange your shorts and sandals for pants and stilettos for this SoCal finale.