Hello.......we have a trip planned for "family camp" at the Montecito Sequoia Lodge in mid August. There are four families going (everybody has their own car) and the children range in age from 4 to 10. We are looking to stay some place along the way for a night, but not just to shorten the car-time for the kids, but to actually have some fun.
We were thinking of driving from O.C. to either Pismo Beach/San Luis Obispo, or possibly even to Cambria or San Simeon to visit Heart Castle. If we make one of these our first day/night stop.....does it make it difficult to get to Sequoia/Kings Canyon via highways/freeways?
If we decide to head more inland....straight through Bakersfield.....are there any river rafting/floating options still available in mid August that would be ok for young kids?
Does anybody have any other destinations for our day/night stop?
Thanks in advance!