This stretch of entering California, from Big Sur to Napa to San Fran was definitely one of my very favorites. It was, undoubtedly, there were the most diverse and stunning landscapes for just one day. While we didn't get to stop and enjoy the bay area like I had hoped, making it just in time for sunset was unbelievable and the perfect end to the day.
Admittedly, most of these shots are taken out of our moving truck and if not on the look out, was a mix of pure luck and quick moving hands. But I adore vineyards and the ocean, so there was no way I was missing out. I can't say enough how much I want to do this trip again, possibly longer. Honestly, just the opportunity to drive down (or up) the coast is well worth your time. Even if you don't stop to do anything, although I recommend you do at some point, it's still one of the best road trips you can take.