Our plan for next Saturday is to leave our Rio Sands Hotel early and head to Garrapata State Park. We really don't want to get stuck sitting in traffic and it's my understanding from some other posts that this is about as far south as we want to go to avoid heavy traffic congestion. Our goal is to see some of the more dramatic scenery in this area, but we'll come back to Big Sur when the roads are open. So first of all, does it make sense for us to drive to Garrapata to see some of that dramatic scenery?
Then we're going to do some hiking at Point Lobos as we head back north. My end goal it to hit the Pacific Grill at Moss Landing for dinner, so I think we're looking for a light lunch around Carmel or Monterey. Maybe authentic Mexican, but something else like good appetizers in the moderately prices range would be great.
I'm also open to suggestions for how to spend our time before we head to Moss Landing. The aquarium? Thanks!