Monterey 

Navigating the streets of Monterey was a challenge.  I’m conditioned to assume the ocean is found to the east and I navigate from there.  Doesn’t work so well on this coast.

Monterey was a relaxed coastal town and staying there two nights gave the kids a nice break from the car.  We spent almost an entire day at the aquarium and also discovered the Dennis the Menace playground and Cannery Row.