My husband and 1 year old baby are travelling for 2 weeks from san francisco down the coast to los angeles. We do not want to drive for much more than 2 hours at a time so would welcome some feedback on our proposed itinerary and also help with hotels.
Day 1 Arrive San francisco stay at mandarin oriental(this is meant to be in financial district so is it good for general sightseeing/shopping/eating etc?)
Day 2, 3, 4 Napa..stay at solage calistoga but someone told me sonoma is a nicer place to stay...maybe the fairmont instead?
Day 5, 6 back to san fran
Day 7, 8 Stay in monterey area (possibly bernadus lodge so that we get to stay in a winery but also near the beach - would welcome other suggestions ie is pacific grove nicer or carmel on sea itself a better place to stay)
Day 9 Possibly around morro bay or cambria no idea on hotel! can be anywhere 2 hours from above and below!
Day10,11, 12 really really wanted to stay at San Ysidro but this isn't available and not sure biltmore is that nice in comparison for the money...maybe there is another area that would be nicer to go to although liked the idea of a beach..?
Day 13, 14, 15 LA - probably Viceroy hotel - want to be on the beach and this looks nicer than shutters..but may be wrong - also may stay a night longer here and one night less in santa barbara..
anyway does this trip sound do-able and are there any other hotels i haven't come across in other areas that are worth looking at...would appreciate any suggestions!