Coming to Carmel/Big Sur in 10 days from 24-29JUN. Fly into SFO late morning and hope to drive down to Elkhorn Slough to kayak with Kayak Connection watching the sea otters in mid afternoon then drive to Monterrey. Spend short time at Fisherman Wharf/Cannery Row(not a big fan of cheesy touristy places as I grew up on Miami Beach) for sunset - maybe at a wine bar called Taste of Monterey watching the seals. Then drive to Carmel to our hotel.
The following days are open and this is where I need help. We are both active and enjoy hikes and picnics and horseback riding(especially on the beach). Of course would want to see Point Lobos to hike. Which trails for short hikes along the Big Sur drive? Also is it worth it to spend a day in the Carmel Valley?
Will want to drive down to Cambria/Moonstone Beach to spend the night of 28JUN there and then drive back up to SF via 101 vs I-5 to sleep there for an early flight home 29JUN.
Would also like suggestions on romantic restaurants but also beautiful picnic spots. Also any clubs to party at?
Thank you for any suggestions you may have to offer?