Hi my family and I have never been to California and we would just like to take roughly 10 days to visit some places. We have found an agency that organizes trip along the coast from San fransisco to los angeles, pretty nice. I am wondering what specific agencies you guys usually plan your trip with? Preferrably those who don't have you spend half of your time on the bus. Thanks
Buy a travel book or check one out from the library on California. Rent a car and you can then see the things you want, without being tied down to a specific tourist plan/schedule. Plan on a couple days in San Francisco, a couple in Los Angeles, and driving to / from SF to LA, stay on State Highway 1 as much a possible going to LA as it hugs the coastline, and some nice places to visit on the way - Hearst Castle, San Simeon, Solvang, etc. On the way back, fast and boring = Interstate 5; semi-fast = US 101.