So I am going back to San Fran for a wildlife expo. My first 2.5 days are good in San Fran. I am planning on leaving the rental car parked at the cheap hotel as parking at the Pier 39 area for my Whale Watching thingy looks to be too much $$. Leaving San Fran I was interested in seeing some of the larger Elephant Seals. Since I am going to end up the next few days at Curry Village 4 hours across at Yosemite, I was going to go down to the Ano Nuevo Park to look for them. Does anyone know if in October they will be there and if they come to shore at a certain part of the day (I will most likely be there in the afternoon, if I quickly take in the S.F. Zoo before leaving.)
And then once in Yosemite for 3 days I plan to do some small hikes and that, but is there anything I am missing in between these locations as I have a day again to drive back from Yosemite to the Bay area and would have time to stop off and check out a sanctuary, nature center, small zoo etc..? Thanks.