Looking for suggestions for coastal destinations and activities...
My husband and I will be flying into Portland on the evening of Friday, 9/5 and do not have to be in San Diego late afternoon on Sunday, 9/14. This trip is strictly a coastal tour with no definite destinations in between.
We have previously spent plenty of time in San Francisco and San Diego so no time is needed in these areas. We have also done the 'Hollywood' scene.
We love road trips and driving is a hobby for us. We like quaint little towns, fine food and wine, great scenery (I'm a hobbits photographer and live for the landscape), boutique and mom/pop type lodging, as well as any other type of coastal type activities. We are in relatively good physical shape and enjoy hiking and exploring the outdoors. Obviously, we want to spend some time in the Monterrey, Carmel and Big Sur areas.
Any suggestions or suggested itineraries would be appreciated.
Budget is not an issue.