Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Laguna Beach to Monterey. If you're planning a road trip to Monterey, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
10:00 am start in Laguna Beach
drive for about 1 hour
day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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10:00 am leave from Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
drive for about 3 hours
12:58 pm King City (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:58 pm
drive for about 45 minutes
2:44 pm Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:44 pm
drive for about 48 minutes
day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
Los Angeles (612 answers)
Santa Monica Pier (70 mentions)
Griffith Observatory (63 mentions)
Venice Beach Boardwalk (62 mentions)
Abbot Kinney (56 mentions)
Third Street Promenade (55 mentions)
restaurants around Los Angeles:
Grand Central Market
questions about Los Angeles:
Where are the top 5 places to see a celebrity in L.A.?
What's your favorite burger in L.A?
Free things to do in Los Angeles?
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Area an hour away from LAX airport
Santa Barbara (189 answers)
Butterfly Beach (7 mentions)
Bacara Resort & Spa (6 mentions)
Hendry's Beach (4 mentions)
Stearns Wharf (4 mentions)
The Funk Zone (4 mentions)
restaurants around Santa Barbara:
McConnell's Fine Ice Creams
La Super-Rica Taqueria
The Lark - Santa Barbara
Boathouse at Hendry's Beach
The Palace Grill
hotels around Santa Barbara:
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
San Ysidro Ranch
El Encanto Hotel
questions about Santa Barbara:
Favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara?
Bachelorette Weekend Getaway in Santa Barbara
Best Beach in Santa Barbara?
24 hours in Santa Barbara, what do I have to see/eat/do?
How far from santa barbara to palm springs and PS to Phoenix?
King City (California) (2 answers)
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (23 mentions)
Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Monterey.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Mission Ranch Hotel, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Passionfish, which was mentioned 7 times.
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
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