Planning for a road trip to Southern CA(around LA) from bay area.
Travel time: Dec 22-25th. Can afford to leave early eve on 21st.
Have been to Disney/Universal/Sunset blvd earlier.
I want to spend a day at Solvang. I would prefer to go farther on my way down; and then see places while I come back.
Other places I haven't seen: Channel Islands, none of the LA beaches.
Help me with a cheap place to stay for the nights too.
Also, are there any rest areas along 101 S?