My husband and I are from the east coast and have been wanting to visit southern California. We are thinking about making it a family vacation and are now looking into renting a house in Carlsbad, on the beach for ourselves, our two grown daughters, their husbands, and our granddaughter who will be 2 at the time. Looking into early next September. Any, and all, comments, opinions, and recommendations would be appreciated, as we are not at all familiar with the area. Looking to relax at the beach, have some nice meals, a few days of activities. Is this a good choice of area for this type of trip?