First of all, I apologize for posting this before thoroughly searching this website, but here is my dilemma.
Yesterday, I ran across a good RV relocation deal (I've done these before) and will be taking a 31 foot RV from San Francisco to Phoenix. I have 7 nights, which really means 6 FULL days in between two half days. I pick it up September 17 and have to drop it off September 24. That gives me less than 3 weeks to plan this trip.
I have never been on the Pacific Coast Highway but hear that it should be on everyone's "Bucket List", so this will be a major focus of our trip. I could spend the entire rental just on the PCH, but is there enough to see? Are there hidden gems in SoCal or Arizona? My wife and I are nature buffs and love sightseeing in National Parks, State Parks, etc. We like short scenic walks but both of us have knee problems that prevent strenuous or long hikes. We are not into art, antiques, nightlife but my wife does like wine.
Are there any public or private campgrounds that stand out, and require reservations? If so, I can call every day hoping for last minute cancellations. This has worked well for me in the past. Any quirky attraction, restaurant, out of the way or unusual place to visit?
I don't have to go directly south. We could head north several hours before turning onto the PCH if warranted. I read about a place called "glass beach". That sounds out of the way and quirky, but is it worth the detour?
I will be planning this trip in earnest over the Labor Day Holiday, but don't want to miss out on some gems because of poor planning. With such a short time to plan this, I am worried that I will miss something obvious.