My DH (50) and I (38) will be in La Jolla next month. He has 3 days of training (Tues, Wed, Thurs) that he has to attend for work. I will be joining him on Wed eve. We are staying until Sunday morning, so we will have all day Friday and Saturday to do whatever we want. I have been to San Diego once as a child, and that's my only experience with California. I doubt we will be back to CA any time in the near future, so I'd like to have the fullest experience possible.
I would like to drive the Pacific Coast up to LA and see some of the beach towns along the way. There are also a number of things I would love to see in LA (Hollywood sign, walk of fame, Chinese Theater, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, double decker bus tour, Santa Monica Pier - all very touristy things that I've heard about all my life and never had a chance to see). Obviously we don't have a lot of time in CA, so most of this is probably not even an option. And maybe there are things in and around San Diego worth seeing as well.
We like sightseeing, the outdoors, wine and beer, walking/active stuff, eating outdoors, being on or near the beach... Don't care about Disney (been in Florida), other amusement parks, Sea World (been twice), the zoo in SD (been once), or swimming in the ocean. Also don't care about nightlife.
Oh and we will have a car for Friday and Saturday for sure.
Thanks for any help you can provide!