So I am going to be visiting California in October. I have never been to the states before other than N.Y. for a week. I am going with my Mrs and will spend some time mooching about Calistoga, Healdsburg (got accomodation sorted for this) on a road bike. I would like to spend a few days at the coast chilling out at some beaches - Can anyone suggest a nice area to head? Can anyone suggest nice places/areas to stay or places to avoid? Any help appreciated!