United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Bringin Wine in by car from Mexico
  2. 2 Bringing alcohol into the US
  3. 3 Hollywood Area where to stay
  4. 4 Dallas, Austin, Waco in February
  5. 5 Grand Canyon / Bryce / Zion in August with Teens
  6. 6 Seafood restaurant in San Francisco - recommendations
  7. 7 Hurricane Matthew damage along Florida East Coast?
  8. 8 Staying outside DC
  9. 9 Road trip from Madison, WI to Portland, OR in April, 2017
  10. 10 7 Day Photography Road trip from Vegas to Denver during Christmas
  11. 11 CAJUN region, plus NEW ORLEANS
  12. 12 New Years In Asheville with Nature and Beer on the side!
  13. 13 Ideas for New York
  14. 14 Suggestions for a Week in Portland
  15. 15 Going to L.A. dec18-25; Road trip to D.V. and on rt66
  16. 16 Christmas shopping in Sante Fe
  17. 17 9 days in Olympic NP and Seattle area
  18. 18 Road trip
  19. 19 What's your favorite "after theatre" place to eat in NYC??
  20. 20 Driving from Providence to Ohio in an '82 Volvo with a cat, but...
  21. 21 Getting married to a French man
  22. 22 3-week one-way cross country trip in June
  23. 23 Florida beach recommendation, please
  24. 24 Maine-Portland/Bar Harbor/Moosehead Lake
  25. 25 Phantom Ranch and....
View next 25 » Back to the top

Big Sur with a toddler??

Jump to last reply

Hello! My family is planning a trip to the Monterey area in September 2011. We will be bringing our toddler along as well. He will be 17 months old then. We can only stay 5 nights/6 days. My question is do we have enough time to see San Francisco as well as the Big Sur region in that time? My family mainly wants to do the coastal drive from Monterey to the San Louis Obispo area, but if we have time I would like to see a few sights in San Francisco first. The main concern is not driving too much because our toddler will get restless.

Sights we would like to see: Monterey Aquarium, 17 mile drive, Huerst castle, Julie pheiffer burns state park, redwood trees.

So here is my questions..
1. Should we fly into San Francisco and spend a day or so there and then head towards Monterey? Or should we forget SF and just start in Monterey Bay area? Or fly into San Jose?

2. Is it foggy along the drive? If so, what is the best time of day to head out to avoid the fog?

3. Any other places we should stop along the way? We want to stop frequently because our little guy will get restless..so I imagine we will be pulling into the scenic lookouts alot!

4. Any other places that are fun for toddlers in the area? (He likes to play in sand and he will love the aquarium, but I'm not sure what else he would enjoy.)

Thanks!

30 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement