We're heading your way in early October. Our flight lands about 12:30pm on a Saturday. Currently we are planning to drive to Santa Cruz for our first night, staying at the Dream Inn. Then, the next day we will drive down to Big Sur, then coming back to Monterey for the aquarium. We're booked at the Intercontinental there.
I'm beginning to wonder if we're moving too much. Would we have time to stop by Half Moon Bay, Natural Bridge state park, and then go on to Montetey on that Saturday?