Hi: I originally posted this on the Big Sur forum, but was advised to post here:
Hi: 3 of us, 2 adults, 13 y.o. son, driving from LA to SF. Please let me know how this sounds, probably late June or early July. One thing to keep in mind is that our attention spans (in particular the 13 year old, but the rest of us too) aren't that long, so we won't necessarily spend long hours in any particular place. Any hikes we do would probably be less than 2 hours.
Day 1: Leave LA, visit Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Solvang, Moonstone Beach, overnight at San Simeon.
Day 2: Hearst Castle, Elephant Seals, maybe lunch at Nepenth if the timing is right, Point Lobos Sate Park, overnight Santa Cruz
Day 3: SC Pier area, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, SF
Comments, suggestions appreciated.
p.s. People seem to like the Monterrey area, but it doesn't seem that it would be the ideal place for us. Been to aquariums, we'll have been to piers, we'll be going to other state parks.