We would like to fly to Las Vegas in September and after relaxing for a couple of days make our way to Highway 1. We have been to San Francisco Yosemite Death Valley so really want to avoid these areas if possible. What we really want to spend time doing is the road trip around the Monterey area down to Santa Monica and then finish back in Vegas for a couple of nights before flying home! Can anyone help with some suggestions of where to go and what to see. By the way we have done Highway 1 briefly before but I was unwell so slept most of the journey along Big Sur!!!! The alternative is fly into San Fran and home from Vegas but drop off charges for the car and the price of single flights adds quite a bit to the cost.