I"m planning a surprise marriage proposal trip this June and i'm not 100 percent sure where to start. My idea is to fly out to LA for a couple days, rent a car, then drive up the PCH stopping along the way (possibly proposing on a beach when we stay over somewhere, any suggestions on that would be great) do that for 3-4 days then end up in San Fransisco for 2-3 days. If the proposal idea doesn't work out for the PCH then I have some ideas for SF but again ideas are welcomed. A few questions...Is June an ok month to go? I know Summer is rough for the PCH and SF b/c of fog, but i was hoping since it's the beginning of the season I'd bypass that and get some great scenes.
Also, does it make a difference on the PCH driving north opposed to driving south? Will we still be able to stop and take in the scene, take photos etc? Or can you really only do that driving south?
I don't know what are the good places/cities to stop in along the way. I've heard about Monterey and Carmel possibly, but beyond that I'm not sure. Are they mostly smaller cities with B&Bs or small hotels? What about places to stop and eat, etc?
I know there are some parts of San Fran to avoid, where's the best place to stay? And do people recommend returning the car when we get to SF and then just taking Public Transportation along the way?
Any other proposal locations are welcomed! Thanks in advance for your help!