My husband and I are flying into LAX for 4 nights (leaving on the redeye so almost 5)...and we first wanted to head to either Yosemite OR Death Valley. Everyone is telling us doing either one would be too ambitious so we are thinking of revisting the Santa Barbara area, possibly including Paso Robles, etc. The main activites we would like to pursue are hiking, road biking, wine tasting....nature and the outdoors is more important right now, but we do like history & culture.
Any suggestions of a good route or places that would incorporate our wants? We are also considering Palm Springs but did that area a few years back and the only new part would be Joshua Tree. Any help from Californians would be appreciated!