Hello to all Mentors and Guides...your inputs are appreciated and Thanks in Advance...my first post on this....
We intend to visit Hearst Castle and surrounding areas starting 22nd Dec...we are flexible to the days we can spend there 2-3 ...however we want to have a relaxing trip and visit exclusive and beautiful places..rather than try to add all in one go..we can visit again if required. So lets say 2-3 day trip feels good. Hope we can do it with kids shouting "are we there yet " :)
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To get the best advice, include:
Your budget - Needs to be economical, as we are travelling in group ..we can split the cost.. we can rent a vacation home as well....we dont intend to camp..and would like options with extende kitchens..so as to cook our meals .
Your travel companions - Group - at-least 3 Families - with 6 Adults and 6 kids; Kids age - 2 - 11 yrs, 2 - 4 years, 2 - 7 year olds.
Your part of town - we are from Orange County, south cal
Your likes, dislikes - Open to anything and every experience, basically there to create memories. Note: My friends (8 of them ) have taken to Vegetarianism...however we are open
Here's my thought as of yet. Visit.
* Hearst Castle
* Piedras Blancas Lighthouse
* May be reagan lib/air force one.
Your expertise is needed in identifying an itinerary that consists of above and/or other options with 2-3 day time period..we can extend if u suggest we should really really visit it..
*** Need suggestion on places where we can /should stay , which town/city ???..would u suggest taking one place and then moving about from there..or stay at different places...?
*** Eating places ??? - Note: My friends have taken to Vegetarianism...however we are open
*** Vista points ?? - where you feel we should stop/route to take so as to take memorable photo's . do advise how long the trip gets extended if we intend to stop at Vista points suggested. We can detour to other places adjacent to main route if suggested.
*** Any towns/ things to do you feel need to be on our to do list ??.
Also since its winter time..any ideas on post daylight time activities /winter specific/christmas activities around towns...that we can do to keep kids busy..that doesn't involve reading them stories :)..may be a place with hot water pools etc..
Phew..lots of questions..would greatly appreciate if you could invest some time on this subject and advise