Hello. We are spending a couple of nights in the Carmel/Moneterey peninsula and have almost a full day to return to the Oakland Airport for our 7:00 p.m. flight home at the end of July. Based on traffic from Monterey, would we be better off staying our last evening closer to Oakland Airport? If so, is there an area that you would recommend booking a hotel that has some fun activity nearby (beach, Redwoods, wine etc?) for us to do on our last day before heading to the airport?