Our family will be in CA for most of July- the last leg of this trip is on the Central Coast. Currently we have 3 nights booked in a vacation rental in Carmel. I have 7 more nights to work with and Carmel is more expensive then I have for the budget. I am finding both Pacific Grove and Cambria would be more affordable. They both sound like neat small towns. Is it worth it to go down the coast to visit Cambria? or even Pismo beach? or just stay near Carmel/Monterey/Big Sur? We are very athletic and active, mostly interested in outdoor activities such as hiking trails and walking on the beaches ect - being in nature. Nightlife is not important, but some good restaurants are important. Thanks in advance for any advice!