Thanks everyone, for your great input. We've settled on the LA route. We'll freeway it, 10, 215, 15 to #2, then on to Mulholland to the coast. A day of California twistys. It will be a weekday so hopefully won't get run over by swarms of sport bikes. Might get to Pappy & Harriot's Open Mic on Monday - we'll see. Played there a few times - it's a fun place.
We would like to do some urban stuff, but, maybe next time.
We're still thinking about San Francisco.