We are starting our trip in San Fran (early June) and finishing in DLR. My dd-8 has issues with car sickness, so we have to pick and choose carefully how much of Highway 1 we want to do. My thought: taking the shorter inland route San Fran to Monterey (2 hours per mapquest) Monterey to Pismo Beach via Hwy 1 (stopping at Hearst Castle along the way) Mapquest has it at 3 hours, but I'm sure we will stop a lot. Pismo Beach to Oxnard- I think about 2 hours. I think it was some inland and some Hwy 1, I just forgot!!! Oxnard to Anaheim- inland roads- Mapquest has it about 1 hour and 40 minutes. This would be around noon on a Tuesday. Anaheim to Santa Monica- about 45 minutes-late morning on a Saturday. Santa Monica to LAX- about 20 minutes on a Sunday- don't know time of day. If been looking at guidebooks, but I can't seem to decide which one is best! We have been to DL and south to SD, and once to Santa Barbara, but never any further north. Any suggestions? I'm also looking for a hotel on the beach in Pismo Beach. The rest will be Hilton using points, so we don't mind paying more for a nice hotel. They all seem nice online, but it is such a gamble!