Our last stop on day one was Carlton Hotel (you can see the first post in the series here), where, in the morning, we found a delicious breakfast at Black Porch Bakery. Again, (surprise!) a cafe! If I lived there, this cafe would definitely be a haunt! 🙂
After checking out, we backtracked to see the spectacular Morro Rock. Trust me, the pictures don’t do the area justice. I could have spent the entire day there! It was beautiful.
Then, there was the Brown Butter Cookie Company. Expensive, local, buttery goodness!
The sweet treat readied us for the gorgeous eye candy that would follow. We were absolutely blown away by the magnificence and beauty of Hearst Castle. The man and his wife created not only an empire, but a brilliant legacy. I secretly made a wish that I would be inspired by the muse that inspired him! ❤ #mindblown
On the way to Monterey, we spotted the stunning McWay Falls.
The drive to Monterey was gorgeous but my GoPro let me down and captured mostly the dashboard of our car! Then, we checked into one of my favorite hotels-ever! The Spin Drift Inn located beachfront on Cannery Row in Monterey. We were greeted with ‘happy hour’ at the lobby!
Thanks for reading!!! Hope you’re planning the coastal trip for yourself! (You can read the first post in the series here)