We're travelling SF to LA June/July 2014 and will be driving down PCH from 30 June before going on to San Diego and Vegas. Have been looking at many options and have 3 nights to stop on way down. Travellers are myself, husband and my daughter 18 and son 16. We need reasonable accommodation as 2 rooms and would like an ocean view for one night or more. Can push the boat out for one night and budget on others if necessary.
Would like to see if we can catch a whale watching tour but other than that happy to take a bit of homegrown advice on best places to get good views and interesting towns. We would like a bit of heritage and things like the mystery spot in Santa Cruz look interesting but not sure if its just a tourist gimmick. We like a little bit of nature and I love a good view and being at one with nature. Daughter avid animal/nature fan and son likes being close to wi-fi.
Inland/redwood area is an option but tbh not sure how feasible this would be if driving PCH.
We want to try and experience as much as poss as this is the first time we have travelled outside Europe and want to give our kids a "holiday of a lifetime" but on a bit of a budget.
I'm spending hours on TA and just getting very confused as soon much information and too many choices.
Thank you in advance.