Planning our quicky trip to SF for Christmas time to avoid the snow. (early 40's with 15yrs daughter) We thought we would head to the coast 22-24. Thinking Monteray Area, Hearst Castle, Driving the coast, beach combing, kite flying etc. We did Oregon Coast last year in November so we dont mind fog, rainy, etc on our trips.
Would like to have suggestions for a hotel to stay in that would be a good point to take in this area. Family friendly, Would like to stay around $125 per night, good with chain hotels. Any must sees/beaches things to do during this time of year.
Flight leaves SFO 7am on Xmas. Would we be better to get a hotel that last night at the airport or stay in the coast area and drive in early.
Thanks in advance!!