I would love some advice on where to stop for 1 night between Monterey and LA in August. We are a family of 4 with kids 13 & 11, driving the coastal route between SF and LA. First night is booked in Monterey.
I wonder where we should stop for the second night? Santa Barbara? We want to have enough time to enjoy the sights along the way so I wonder if SB is too far? If SB is a good option, can you recommend specific hotel? The Harbor View seems lovely but very pricey - can we find another quality option under $300?
If SB isn't a good option, then can anyone suggest an alternative and hotel?