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Traveling from San Fran to Eureka

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Traveling from San Fran to Eureka

Whats there to see enroute to Eureka from SF..

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1. Re: Traveling from San Fran to Eureka

Vineyards - Rt 128, sonoma valleys, redwood trees at Ave of the Giants, rocky coast at Mendocino, movie location from Hitchcick film The Birds, amazing coastal bluff scenery, walk along San Andreas fault and lighthouse and wildlife at Point Reyes, tidepooling and sandy or rocky or glass beaches. Charles Schultz Museum in Santa Rosa

Edited: 10:37 am, August 26, 2013
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2. Re: Traveling from San Fran to Eureka

All of those things. You need to plan an itinerary and then come back for help with it.

Edited: 6:04 pm, August 26, 2013
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The Lost Coast, lots of Red Woods in both state & federal parks (Nice grove near Eureka's mostly native animal zoo), Victorian Villages, Wonderful old Company towns with incredible neat houses on immaculate streets. Wonderful old Inns (The Ben Bow for one) on & on & On!

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4. Re: Traveling from San Fran to Eureka

Try the Real Goods Store in Hopland. www.yelp.com/biz/real-goods-store-hopland

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5. Re: Traveling from San Fran to Eureka

Lots and lots and two main amazing routes (the Redwood Highway and the Mendicino Coast).

Choices, choices.

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6. Re: Traveling from San Fran to Eureka

We are planning to go from San Francisco to Eureka and would like to enjoy the coast and can stay overnight somewhere along the way. Anyone have suggestions as to how we should go? We are not at all familiar with this area and want to maximize our fun.

Thank you,

Kay

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7. Re: Traveling from San Fran to Eureka

Easy. Drive up Highway 1 to Mendocino, overnight there, next day north on 1 to 101, on to Eureka. Piece of cake.

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8. Re: Traveling from San Fran to Eureka

Yeah to get the coast you need to get from 101 over to 1. It's a little out of the way but if your dead set on it just head over on 20 in Willlets to Fort Brag. Spend the night there and then follow 1 until it joints back up with 101 in Legget.

The other option is to just keep going a little North once you hit Eureka. Trinidad and places like that are right on 101 just a tad north.

The side trip to Fort Brag is about 4 hours driving, Heading a little north after Eureka is like 20 minutes. I know what I'd do.

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9. Re: Traveling from San Fran to Eureka

101 to 128 through the Anderson Valley to Mendocino, beautiful drive, stop at a vineyard enjoy Mendocino overnight couple more hrs to Eureka.

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10. Re: Traveling from San Fran to Eureka

I will be going this way in a few weeks. I figure about 3 hr. from the GG bridge to Fort Bragg, where we will overnite. and I want to get right onto Hwy 1 right after the bridge. Does this sound about right? I want to try to get to Bragg about this time so wife can go beachcombing, low tide is about 3:30. Probably can't get out of SF much before noon.

The following day, up to Eureka with a detour to do Ave of Giants. Can't wait.

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