North Coast Itinerary SF to Seattle

  • Address: 322 First St
  • Eureka, CA 95501

Visit the Pacific NorthCoast:  San Francisco to Seattle


Day 1:  San Francisco

San Francisco opens her Golden Gates beckoning you to “lose your heart.”

 

Highlights

Golden Gate Bridge & Park

SF Academy of Sciences

Pier 39


Day 2 & 3:  Into Wine Country

The city is exciting, but there’s something refreshing about driving out of the bustle and into the open foothills of Wine Country. Unwind as you drive leisurely up Highway 101, also known as Redwood Highway.

Add a Day:  Napa Valley is easy to get to and a great inclusion to any trip to California. 


Highlights

Coastal Town of Mendocino

Wineries & Brew Pubs

Mendocino Botanical Gardens

Mendocino Upcoming Events

 

Eureka! You found the Redwoods!


Day 4:  Fort Bragg - Benbow

Today keep your eye out for the “Grandfather Tree”, at this point you’ll start entering what locals call the “Redwood Curtain”. 

Overnight at Benbow Historic Inn

 

Highlights

Fort Bragg

Chandelier Drive Thru Tree

The Redwood Curtain

Southern Humboldt Events & Activities

 

Day 5:  Into the Woods

After breakfast begin today’s drive ready for exploring.  Avenue of the Giants, the famed road scenic 31-mile drive among the redwoods, has been called the finest forest drive in the world.

 

Stop in The Victorian Village of Ferndale for lunch, a treat and a stroll. 

Stay the night at the Victorian Inn or continue to Eureka for two nights at one of the many Lodging options.

 

Highlights

Ave of the Giants

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Eel River

The Victorian Village of Ferndale


Day 6:  Relax, Northern California Style

Samoa Cookhouse and a Tour of the Humboldt Bay on the Madaket are a perfect way to begin the day.  Afterwards quick jaunt to the Sequoia Park Zoo will be sure to light up visitors of any age.  You can eat at the Zoo Café, or try one of the other Eureka Dining Options

 

If you’re into craftsman art and history, a local must see is the Blue Ox Millworks

 

Plan ahead and get ready for sunset at one of our Epic Sunset Dining Locations.


Highlights

Sequoia Park & Zoo

The Madaket Humboldt Bay Tour

Pacific Ocean Sunset

More Local Favorites:  Dick Taylor Chocolates Tour, Lost Coast Brewery Tour, Humboldt Bay Botanical Gardens, Clarke Historical Museum, Holly Yashi Jewelery Making Tour and have you seen Bigfoot yet?  If not, check out Seamoore's in Old Town, Eureka for a Bigfoot Hunting kit.


Day 7: 

Now onward North to Redwood National Park, Trees of Mystery and into Crescent City.  Overnight Crescent City.


Day 8:  Portland, Oregon 


Set against the backdrop of majestic Mount Hood, Portland combines a sophisticated, cosmopolitan atmosphere with a refreshingly friendly, small-town warmth that makes it a natural for tours of all types.


Day 9 – 10:  Seattle, Wa

Armed with a Seattle City Pass, you can see the very best this culturally sophisticated city.  Your pass enables you to visit the Seattle Aquarium, take an Argosy Harbor Cruise, the EMP Museum and more! 

Of course you'll want to visit Pike Place Market and a snap photo or even dine at the top of the iconic Space Needle.  Contact Visit Seattle to have your groups, FITs and travelers of all kinds raving about their Emerald City experience.

 

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