We are a family with well-traveled teenagers driving LA to Carmel and taking our time to enjoy the stops. Leaving LA on a Friday (probably by 1PM or so), should we go to Santa Barbara or Pismo Beach for our first night stop? next night will be in Cambria to see the Hearst Castle, then on to Carmel for three nights.
We're making the trek in March and live in a beach town in Hawaii. What do you recommend? Thanks so much!