My husband and I are going to the BCS National Championship Game in January. The game is on Monday at the Rose Bowl. We will be flying down Friday, but are trying to decide where to stay and what to do until Monday. We have never been to CA, so are at a lost on how to choose. Since we will only have 2 days, Im looking for the "Must-Dos" that we can do during that weekend. We will be renting a car, so we are looking for options anywhere in that general area.
All that we have figured out thus far is that we want to use a day to drive the Pacific Coast Highway, so if there are any great little hidden beaches, hiking areas, shops, or restaurants along there, I would love to hear about those as well. We are sightseers, as well as adventurists, so were open to several ideas.