My boyfriend and I are planning on taking a road trip from LA to Placerville, (for a family event.) We would like to stop along the way as we head up the coast. We will have 3 full days and nights to work with. My boyfriend has never been on this drive, so I want to make it special. Please recommend places to stay, eat and fun things to do.
We are young professionals in our early 30's. We like wining and dining, and enjoy nightlife. Our budget is somewhat flexible. Looking for romantic ideas :)
So far I came up with the following
LA - to Santa Barbara - (lunch & explore)
Santa Barbara - Paso Robles (wine tasting)
Overnight in SLO - (Madonna Inn & drinks out on the town)
Cambria, Carmel, Big Sur & Monterrey
**not sure what order we should stop in and which we should stay overnight?
**need recommendation on how we should spend our day/night in the City