CA Coast Road Trip Dec 2016

4 day family road trip w our dog Cooper on our way down to LA for the holidays
  1. Monday: first stop = lunch at Assembly
    Farm to table restaurant in downtown Santa Cruz
  2. Soft serve at Crow's Nest Market
    At Santa Cruz harbor next to Twin Lakes State Beach
  3. Check into our Airbnb near downtown Pacific Grove
  4. Play at Asilomar Beach
  5. Watch the sunset at Asilomar Beach
  6. Dinner at La Bicyclette in Carmel
    Mushroom pizza, cute decor, farm to table, relatively good price
  7. Tuesday: Point Lobos hike first thing in the morning
  8. Drive down Highway 1 to Big Sur
  9. Lunch at Big Sur Bakery
  10. Short walk at McWay Falls in Pfieffer Burns State Park
  11. Elephant seal rookery in San Simeon
  12. Sunset at beach just north of Morro Bay
  13. Check into Pismo Lighthouse Suites
    Dog friendly, ocean views, lots of space, game area
  14. Wednesday: morning hike at Montana De Oro State Park
    Bluff Trail
  15. Breakfast at Splash Cafe
    Clam chowder
  16. Walk along the Pismo Beach pier
  17. Play games at Pismo Lighthouse Suites
  18. Pit stop in Los Olivos: Stafford's Chocolates
  19. Gelato at Corner House Coffee in Los Olivos
  20. Walking around Solvang
  21. Walk around the Wed afternoon Solvang farmers market
  22. Check into Kimpton Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara
    Great location right on State St walking distance to lots of good restaurants and shopping, dog friendly
  23. Dinner at Arigato Sushi
    Downtown Santa Barbara
  24. Dessert at Santa Barbara Public Market
    Rory's Artisanal Creamery
  25. Thursday: walk to Renaud's Patisserie
    Delicious chocolate and almond croissants
  26. Lunch at Lucky Penny: 'Milpas' pizza w chorizo, fingerling potatoes, cilantro, fried egg
    Great complex of pizza, bakery, brewery and more in the Funk Zone neighborhood of Santa Barbara