Hello! My husband and I are planning to visit california from November 22 to Dec 5, and I'm trying to figure out what our best options for driving around are. We initially planned to do a one-way LA to SF roadtrip, with a detour to yosemite, but then scratched that idea as I've read it might be tricky to drive to Yosemite in winter. So this is what we have planned now:
Nov 22-28: LA
Nov 28-30: SB (day trips to pismo beach, cambria)
Nov 30-Dec 2: Palm Springs (day trip to joshua park)
Dec 2-5: SD
My main question is whether the drive from SB to pismo beach would be nice? or is it after we pass pismo beach, to monterrey and carmel, that the roads actually become scenic?
Should I add 1 night in big sur/monterrey and remove the stop in palm springs? will then visit joshua park from san diego. I'm not sure what theres to do in palm springs really, but have heard its a nice stop too.
Would appreciate feedback! thanks so much.