My family of 4 (kids 13 & 9) will be vacationing in California in late July/early August. We will be spending 7 nights and would like input on how to split that time between Yosemite and the Coast (Carmel/Monterey peninsula). We are thinking that we'll split 4 nights and then 3 nights, but my question is which area should we spend the extra day?
We enjoy sight-seeing, short hikes, and wildlife viewing. We're not much into shopping/dining, but more about experiencing things that can't at home.
Also, weather could be a factor too. We want to escape the hot Texas temperatures while there. Will we have cooler temperatures on the coast?