If you read my previous posts, you already know that me and my husband took a road trip to the West Coast. We drove to California and from there along highway 101 all the way up to Oregon Coast. We took a slight detour and spent a few days in Portland with relatives and then headed to the condo waiting for us right on the beach in Depoe Bay. I’ll share more about that later, but today’s post is all about our drive along the scenic 101.
Our drive along 101 started in Los Angeles, where we mainly just wanted to see Hollywood and eat some fish tacos. The fish tacos were amazing, and Hollywood was so busy that we decided to just drive through it and not even get our of the car. But we got to see it, and that counts right? We spent our day in LA on the beach instead. Then we drove up to San Francisco and spent a few days there (you can read all about it in my previous post). See some of our pictures from the beach in LA below.
After San Francisco our scenic drive really began. We got to see huge redwood trees and beautiful scenery. The first part of 101 after San Francisco isn’t along the coast, but there are beautiful wineries along the way. We stopped in Santa Rosa, which is less than 2 hours from San Francisco because we wanted to rest up after the busy city. Also I found a really great hotel deal so it made sense to stop there.
We took a slight detour from 101 to take the Avenue of the Giants, where we pretty much got our fill of redwoods.
We pulled over at a random spot along 101 and hiked through the forest for a while. Turns out it had a lot of beautiful sights, just look at ths pictures below.
We stopped to eat in Eureka, CA at this really great Hawaiian place called The Banana Hut.
Eureka is a pretty unique place, has a lot of old charm. Unfortunately we couldn’t stay long because we had a hotel booked in Crescent City, CA. I’ll share all the details from Crescent City with you guys in my next post, but you can have a peek with the picture below (it was a foggy day at the ocean).
We stopped to hike at another random place, because we saw the prettiest river (this was already in Oregon). The water was super clear and the scenery amazing.
Stay tuned for the rest of our trip.