My family - husband, daughter (8), son (11) and i are planning a 2 week vacation in California 2nd and 3rd week in August. We are from the UK. My husband and I visited Tahoe and Yosemite before kids so this time we would like to spend time in Los Angeles (Disney, Universal, Hollywood) and then drive up the coast for the second week - at this stage we are thinking of staying in Carmel. We are flying back from San Francisco
Pls could anyone advise on a good hotel near to Disney/Universal. Don't need to be near coast as 2nd week will be more beach holiday - trying to keep to $250 dollars per night. I
We would also like to see whales if possible - any suggestions?
Also where is a good place for an overnight stay on the way up to Carmel - and is it possible to use Carmel as a base to visit San Francisco.
Many thanks for your help - we used a post on Tripadvisor to plan our vacation in New England last year and it was a great success.