My Dad and I are planning a week long road trip to the Central Coast--I lived in SBP for a time and we can't wait to get back! We know there are tons of things to do so we decided just to focus on: Solvang, SLO, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, San Simeon, Cambria, Big Sur, Carmel and Monterey. What we're struggling with is whether or not to have a home base in SLO or stay at different towns along the way. Here are some of the things we'd like to do: (Flying into SLO 4/16/08, flying out of SLO 4/23/08)
Spend 2 nights in SLO--do farmer's market and downtown also explore Solvang to the south
Los Osos--bird watching in one of the parks
Morro Bay--breakfast, shopping, maybe see some whales!
San Simeon--more national parks and see the sea lions
Cambria--walk around downtown and do Hearst Castle
Big Sur--National Parks and Nepenthe
Carmel--spend a half day?
Montery--Aquarium and maybe play pool at a bar??
I'm looking for advice as far as whether there are any other things that we can't miss and also your suggestions on what towns to stay in given that my Dad and I do like to imbibe.
Any help or ideas would be much appreciated.