After a hectic month at work, I am going to attempt to get away for 3-4 nights and I've always been interesting in seeing some whales and doing some other things like that.
Anyway, I might even bring my mother (good son that I am and she's always wanted to see whales -- of which my father has no interest), so I'm just looking for some relaxing ideas and moreso -- the dates I am looking at.
As an amateur photographer who is really getting into it, I will be looking to take lots of photos! But I am looking at coming and staying from Oct. 9-12 and was wondering if that is a good time or bad to take the tours and see some whales.
My goals were to take a whale tour and possibly utilize the same company to take a nature/tour and/or a lighthouse tour. Then likely do the loop road myself -- but hoping someone could point out "must" stops and points of interest. Maybe also one outstanding view I could drive to, looking down over the town/ocean.
If I had more time, I would love to hike some and explore, but I just don't have the time. So I'm going to try and cram a lot of fun into three days.
Also, is there any sort of nightlife? I don't want to go boozing, but I might want to wander out to a pub or two if there are any good ones around.
Thanks for any help. I'm sure I'll be using this forum a bit in the next week pending my vacation time is approved!