Expert Travel Advice to Monterey
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Answer this1 AnswerYes it is still open.
Answer this1 AnswerThat's easy. Drive California's famous Highway One, which follows the rocky Big Sur coastline between Monterey and Santa Barbara, just north of LA. Read more about the drive at: http://away.com/tripideas/monterey-california-driving-tours-300646.html.
olga asked:Answer this1 AnswerAlistair answered:Assuming you're heading out from Las Vegas, I'd probably you drive over to Los Angeles and then make your way north along California Highway One. Not sure how long you have, but Santa Barbara is a really lovely place at which to stop. Maybe also spend a night or two up in the Big Sur area, before scheduling a stop in either Monterey or Carmel (Big Sur Nepenthe restaurant is a prime spot for a lunch stop with a view!). Carmel is very quaint and has some nice inns and guesthouses. You could also go a bit more upscale at somewhere like the Inn at Pebble Beach or Bernardus Lodge (http://away.com/resorts/bernardus-lodge-bl-hotelid53531.html) in this area. After Monterey, it's a fairly straight shot up to San Francisco, where you could obviously spend some more time sightseeing before flying out. Best advice, though, is not to overdo the driving and enjoy the scenery along this wonderful stretch of coastline (it can also get a little slow during peak travel seasonss).