The advice from you lot is fantastic.
Fine tuning our girls road trip mid May, leaving San Fran Saturday 16th, driving to Yosemite and custom camping at Evergreen for the night. Next day driving to Monterey, staying a night, not booked yet. (Budget $100 - $150 per night double room - our $ is only half of yours - ouch!)
Next day drive south, probably leaving around 10am. Hoping to see the McWay Falls, and the Seal Rookery and if its a good day pick up a picnic at Sebastians (or eat there) at San Simeon. Am thinking about booking a 2.30 ish tour at Hearst, am I in the ball park regarding timing?? Would also like a look at Cambria (before or after Hearst) before heading onto SLO or Pismo for the night. Kibblesmom, you're an expert on Pismo, would you recommend a night here over SLO. Looking at the Pismo Lighthouse Suites. Next day drive to LA spending the middle of the day in Santa Barbara.
Thanks for your help, and to others who've helped out with other postings.
PS Wouldn't mind a quiet night at Pismo cos we will have danced the night away at Sly McFlys in Monterey the night before.