Northern California Road Trip Guide

Along the coast and through the Redwood Forest


Getting Started




Decide on your budget

Book flights, hotels, and a rental car

Follow along for activities! 

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to begin, fly into sfo

San Francisco is the perfect starting point. Fly in early and grab a rental car near the airport to begin your journey North.

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Continue the drive through Sonoma 

There are plenty of wineries and creameries to check out along the way!

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Stay in Mendocino at the Little River Inn, overlooking the ocean. the town is full of great restaurants and stores! 

Don't forget breakfast

Don't forget breakfast

The Good Life Cafe has a wonderful menu with classic, gluten-free, and vegan options.

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Hike the Ecological Staircase

Don't miss the adorable, naturally occurring Pygmy trees!

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Next, head to Fort Bragg for the Noyo Headlands Coastal Trail, right along the water. Look for seals. 

Drive highway 101 up to the land of the redwoods

Landing in Garberville, visit the Avenue of Giants for some of the oldest trees in the country. 

Stay at the Historic Benbow Inn

Surrounded by fresh air and more Redwood trees

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Finally, end your trip in the adorable seaside town of Eureka!

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