As part of our california hols in May we have 2 days to drive from Santa Barbara up the coast to take in Big Sur, Carmel, Monteray etc, staying somewhere en route overnight night, and need to be back in santa Barbara the following evening.
I need help with a sensible itineray and suggestions fo the best place to stop overnight please.
Apart from obviously looking forward to the views along the coastal road, we would like to get out of the car and do some walking, find a nice restaurant with views for evening meal and a fairly cheap and cheerful hotel for the night. oh and we're not interested in doing hearst castle(sorry!).