I would like to fly into SFO bike the Golden Gate, see Alcatraz day or night (will pre purchase tickets), some union square shopping, Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf, possible show one night. Sailing either here or on the Bay or further on the trip. Whichever area is better. Probably staying at the Monaco. I'm thinking probably 3 nights.
On towards Big Sur would like to rent dune buggies or ride horses at Pisimo Beach and hike to the water fall.
Not sure how long it takes to get from San Franciso to here and how far apart these things are. Would like to also include a meal at Nepenthe or other experience in this area. Not sure if we need to spend 1 night here or not. Should we head to Pisimo Beach first then the waterfall? Suggestions and hotel suggestions.
Would like to try surfing not sure what area is best for a beginner. Possible cruise somewhere around the surfing area instead of SFO.
We are a family of 5 all the kids are 21 plus please keep that in mind when suggesting hotels and the area for us to stay. Need suggestions on if the best area would be Huntington Beach, Santa Barbara. Would like suggestions on hotels that might be good for this age group. Would like a little down time at a resort with a pool but, an area that has pubs shopping and such for the kids.
We will fly out of whatever area we end up in.
A couple of extra things that we would like to add if there is time would be Roaring Camp Train Tour, Sonoma visit, Hearst Castle and Yosemite.
Get to SFO evening 29MAY too late to do anything depart afternoon from wherever 4JUN.
I would so appreciate any suggestions. The extra items I listed are only if time permits but would like to try to get all the other in. I really need suggestions on how long to stay in each place and how long it takes to get there.
Thank you in advance for you help.