We're driving down the coast in May. Our itinerary has us staying in Paso Robles Tuesday night on our way to San Diego. We're hoping to continue using the coastal route through LA, stopping in Huntington Beach for a while and be in San Diego by around 4:00 pm on Thursday. Where would be the best place to stop for the Wednesday night? We're thinking logistically Santa Barbara makes sense although we won't really have much time for sight-seeing so it just needs to be a convenient stop with a handy restaurant. We hoped a nice water front location/sunset view room might be nice for a one night stop. Any suggestions?