Okay so we are planning on flying to LA on July 7th. We will be in California for a week and our flight leaves from LA on July 14th. So we are thinking of driving a 'loop'.
We are thinking of renting a car in LA and driving the Highway 1 to Monterrey or SF(?). Then would like to also see the inland parks (maybe Sequoia and Kings Canyon) on our loop back to LA. I know that this is a very wide open itinerary right now. But we are in the very early planning stages. Bottom line we know we want to do the Highway 1 drive and see the giant sequoias. It will be my wife, 12 yr. old daughter and myself. Any routes, stops, places to stay, places to eat, must see things, or travel tips were be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help.