I have been going back and forth with this for some time now and need a bit of advice. We will be on a road trip from Las vegas to San francisco the end of June. 6/24 we will be leaving the wawona hotel to do mariposa grove & stopping in fresno ( if time allows ) for a site we want to see there.
My question is... from yosemite I planned on traveling to cambria and spending the night there, waking up the next morning and starting our drive up big sur to Monterey where we will spend the night. I've been looking at the map and was thinking maybe I should drive from yosemite to Big sur via carmel and spend the night in Big sur would be a better option because it would eliminate some driving? WIth this option we would be exactly where we want to be in the morning. For now, the most southern area I want to see is Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
Lodging I've been looking at in big sur are Deetjens, Big sur lodge and big sur river inn. Deetjens by far has the best reviews as the other too seem very iffy. However I did read a review that mentioned trails to waterfalls near big sur lodge and that would be something I'd be interested in. Of the three, I'd like to find one that has some trails or other things to do while we are there.