We will be flying into LA, and out of San Francisco in late April/early May. Driving up the coast as much as possible, hopefully all the way to the northern coast. I am debating motel reservations, or winging it. We have 11 days, so our schedule is flexible. But would it be more stressful to not reserve places to stay, or should they be easy to find in early spring? My fear is making reservations and not liking the areas that I have randomly chosen. This will be our first road trip to CA, and I want it to be magnificent! Thanks!