I'm writing this as I sit in a coffee shop in San fran, got here Monday., having a great time.
My original plan was to leave 8am Friday. Cruise down highway 1, maybe stop for a coffee in Carmel, then have lunch at nepenthe at big sur. Also must see Julia pfeiffer burns state park (mcway falls)
If we leave SF at 8, taking into account the things i want to do on the
way, is it doable in a good days driving, I don't mind getting into Santa Barbara at say 6pm.
After San Diego I'm heading to Vegas, iv planned everything pretty well I think, but this highway 1 drive part, is driving me mad, where is the best place to stay over for a nigh? My thinking was do the 10 hour drive to Santa Barbara stopping at the points I mentioned, then waking up & chilling in SB before the shorter drive to San Diego, admittedly I will be driving past LA on the Saturday, so I expect traffic, I can deal with that.
Please help, I leave SF this Friday morning, regardless I plan to leave SF pretty early. The questions I ask, are -
Is the planned trip SF-SB realistic
Are there better places to stay other than Santa B
I no Carmel is pretty , but it's only 4 hours south of SF, want to do a bit of driving first, so don't really want to stay there.
Sorry it's so long.
Many thanks guys.