We r just starting to plan a trip to the California coast for Sept./ Oct. of this year. Hoping to do the 17 mile drive, see Pebble Beach, Carmel, Hearst Castle, Solvang, and end in Long Beach possibly for the short cruise south before we fly back to PA. Is it feasible to do the land portion to get a little taste of that area in 4 -5 days without making it more like work than a leisurely time? Road closures still an issue? How /where would you recommend dividing our nights stays? Reasonable lodging for us is around $200/ night. Doable? If we had to skip the cruise to enjoy this area more, that would be an option. We have done LA area before...just looking to enjoy a bit more of the area. Thanks in advance for sharing your great ideas!