Looking for recommendations for a three-day weekend trip up to Monterey, probably along the 1 after we get out of the LA traffic and up the 101. Two adults, one toddler (he travels well), love hiking and great food, and would love to take the kid to see the Aquarium and do some coastal hiking. NB: we have no camping gear with us as we are visiting our non-outdoorsy family here in LA. We carry the toddler in a backpack carrier, so he's relatively portable.
Friday: leave early AM, stop in Big Sur, maybe do a little hiking, continue up the coast to stay...where? Monterey?
Sunday: AM, get breakfast with family in SJ, drive home. stop in SLO for lunch?
Any help much appreciated! I grew up here but my memory of the area is stuck in an 8-year old's geographic understanding of space and time...