Just beginning to think of a fall trip to the coastal CA. Wanted to include the 17 mile drive, see Carmel, Penble Beach, Solvang perhaps, Hearst Castle, and end in Long Beach area for the mini cruise South. We have done LA and San Fran before. Not sure if its feasible and if we can see the beauty of it in a not too rushed way? Where to fly into and tent a car? The road closure still an issue? Where /how would you recommend dividing our nights? Any recommendations for reasonable hotels ($200/ night ave. ) Thanks in advance!