My husband and I [early 30s] will be flying into San Francisco and driving to San Diego. Any input on our itinerary will be much appreciated:
3 days San Francisco [Alcatraz, Golden Gate Park, China Town]
drive to Monterey stopping at the Elephant Seals reserve along the way.
2 days Monterey - Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel browsing shops. Then drive to Santa Barbara stopping at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Nepenthe and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park [is this do-able in a day???], and of course stopping along the big sur drive...
2 days Santa Barbara [shopping, relaxing, hiking]. Then drive to San Diego - is it possible to actually bypass LA - any help with driving directions?
3 days San Diego - gaslamp district, la jolla, hiking, we are thinking of snorkeling and hang gliding any suggestions on companies?