NorCal Coast

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The Plan: Start a five-day jour­ney through the Golden State on the Slow Coast—a 50-mile stretch of moun­tains and ocean be­tween Half Moon Bay and North Santa Cruz—driv­ing up to Ore­gon. In Pescadero, visit Har­ley Farms and get close to cute goats. In San Fran­cisco, take pub­lic trans­port to visit mu­se­ums, see sea lions and eat clam chow­der at Fog Har­bor Fish House, all at Fish­er­man’s Wharf. In Men­do­cino County, hike to Bowl­ing Ball Beach, where the rocks look like per­fect spheres. The next city, Fort Bragg, has a gor­geous botan­i­cal gar­den and a sea­glass-filled beach. As you ap­proach Ore­gon, go on scenic drives to see parks, such as the Av­enue of the Giants through Hum­boldt Red­woods State Park and the New­ton B. Drury Scenic Park­way through Prairie Creek Red­woods State Park. In Ore­gon, spend two nights at Out ’n’ About Treesort, a bed and break­fast in the trees, start­ing at $150 a night for two peo­ple, with ad­di­tional charges of $25 per per­son, per night. On your last day, go river raft­ing nearby.

Why We Love It: With stops at beaches, towns, parks and cities, you’ll never get bored. To save time and money, rent an RV via Migh­way, at an av­er­age of $60 per night, and park it at KOA camps in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia, start­ing at $52 per night.

Get the full San Fran­cisco ex­pe­ri­ence by rid­ing the train and street­cars.

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