My husband and I are planning a 7D6N trip to the West Coast from NYC. We have seen San Francisco a few times, we've also done Napa. So we decided to fly into San Jose instead. Our tix are booked -NYC-SJC-NYC = Landing 1pm on June 29th, Departing 10:35 pm on July 5th.
We plan to drive from San Jose to Monterey, Carmel making our way down as far as Pismo Beach (We're aware of road closures on Highway 1). We plan to turn west to Sequoia National Park/Forest and head up Yosemite, then back to San Jose in time for our flights.
So far, the only reservation I have is for Half Dome Village for the night of the 4th. Everything else is open. Would love an itinerary suggestion for everything in between, including stops, food, lodging.
Our background - we are foodies, like being outdoors,and scenic drives and easy hikes (easy because this is our baby moon :) which will limit us somewhat).
We are also open to driving as far down as LA and Joshua Tree but we realize it might be pushing it a bit. Then again, I'm active and will happily watch the sights as we drive along.
Please help us plan an unforgettable trip. TIA.