Photographer/wanderer based in Lafayette, LA. Travel regularly to New Orleans, Houston, New York and Southern California.
It really depends on your priorities: Do you want more time to visit places in and around LA, or see more if the state? SF warrants more than just a couple days. That said, the drive along the coast is spectacular, but does take several hours. See More
I suggest two hotels, both in same area of downtown, where most of the action is: The Juliet Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member https://www.choicehotels.com/louisiana/lafayette/ascend-hotels/la250 This a great little boutique hotel that... See More