My husband and I are celebrating our 1st anniversary by driving the PCH from Seattle to Newport Beach. We're 30, adventurous, love hiking, new places, good food, wine, etc. We're staying with friends and family in Seattle and then McMinnville, OR, then would like to get somewhere near the Redwood Forests/Arcata/? from there- 8/26, so we can wake up and spend at least a 1/2 day exploring the redwood area. Problem is, not sure where to stay, and then what to see?? We could either splurge and stay somewhere great on the coast w/ great ammenties, or somewhere with a great location rather since we won't have much time to enjoy the accommodations. Once we stay over here, it would be great to hike arond for a half-day and then head south to see some of the tourist sights, which are worth it? The drive thru tree? Trees of Mystery? Where is the world's largest tree, or some other 'must sees'? Ideally we'd get to Mendocino later that night to stay, and then head to SF in the am. Any great places to stop for lunch or dinner? THanks so much for your help!!!