We are planning our visit to Point Lobos and we are actually going to be in/around Carmel on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. I really want to visit Point Lobos but I realize the parking will be a nightmare, if not impossible. Any tips? We will be driving in from San Francisco so arriving very early is not exactly possible because we have to wait on the rental car company to open on Sunday morning. Is it possible to park outside the park and walk in? How far of a walk is it from the entrance to Sea Lion Point parking lot?
Also, my top 2 hikes I want to do are Cypress Grove and Sea Lion Point. But I am open to any suggestions on hikes!
Also open to any general tips while visiting the park. It looks beautiful!
Oh if there are any other 'must sees' in Carmel, please let me know ... But we only have one day in Carmel.
Thank you very much for your insight and opinions!!