After a night in Tehachapi (Sunday) and a morning (Monday) at Tehachapi loop watching trains (!) we are heading for the coast where we want to visit Hearst castle and then gradually head back down the coast to LA, where we catch a flight home the following Monday.
I was thinking we could stay in Bakersfield Monday night (so my husband can have a last session watching trains) then head for the coast.
How long will it take to get to San Simeon from the Bakersfield area and which route would you recommend?
Is there somewhere between the two places we could stay rather than in Bakersfield? I'm a bit confused as to the best place to stay in Bakersfield as I'd like to have something to look at (possibly shops) while my husband train watches.
We plan to stay in Van Nuys on the Saturday before we go home.
Sorry if this sounds a bit confused but I'd like to sort out our route before we arrive. I'd very much appreciate advice from those of you who know the area.