Three Weeks Vacation in WA & OR in July/ August. Splitting the three weeks up into three stages.
Stage 1 Oregon Coast Tour (8/9 Days)
Stage 2, Few Days with friends in Seattle in middle (3/4)
Comments Sought on Stage 1.
My wife and I are panning a driving trip starting in Cannon Beach heading down the coast and maybe getting as far as the Avenue of the Redwoods. I don't want to drive every day, so I am planning two nights in some locations, so we can spend a day just chilling. We have eight or maybe nine days for a complete loop Seattle to Seattle via Av of Redwoods at the furthest South back via Crater Lake and Portland.
Embryonic plans are:
Day One - Seattle to Cannon Beach - 2 nights here
Day Three Head down the Coast towards Bandon for another 2 nights
Question: Would you stay for two nights in Coos Bay, Florence or Bandon? or would folks suggest somewhere else e.g. Gold beach, as the next place we head to is Av of Redwood. I know this is a 130 mile stretch, between Florence and Gold Beach, where would folks suggest for a couple fo days?