Hi all, we're returning to CA in November, having previously done several road trips which included this state. I realise that November wont be the best time of year weather wise so I'm not expecting to be sunbathing but we want to try an avoid it being too miserable and wet the whole time. I also want to get my fix of mall shopping and everyday chain restaurants rather then just sticking to the tourist trail and scenery. With that in mind, how does this loop sound. I'm figuring the inland stops will be a little warmer and less chance of rain than the coast, would that be right?
SF - Muir Woods - Santa Cruz - Monterey - SLO - Santa Barbara - Solvang - Bakersfield - Fresno - Oakland
We have 3 weeks so have time to extend the trip to include north of SF and head further inland but I was concerned that some of the higher elevations could be an issue in November. if you think that would not be the case, please feel free to suggest an additional northern loop we could add.