Whats there to see enroute to Eureka from SF..
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 RosaEdited: 10:37 am, August 26, 2013
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
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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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 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.
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.