We are a family of 4, coming from Australia, and wanting to drive from Vancouver to San Francisco. Timing is 23/MAY, and flying out of San Francisco to Australia, on 01/JUN. Our children are twin 5 year old girls. We LOVE the outdoors, and anything active.
We will have already had 1 week in Vancouver, visiting family. As I was born and bred in Vancouver, I know the west coast from old days, but that was 20 years ago. My husband and girls have never been down the West Coast. I had a few questions, if that's ok to ask.
Will the weather be quite nice this time of year? (Am thinking it will still have a bit of chill in the air, but perhaps that is because I have gone soft living in Oz all these years!) Also, my memory says that the drive from Vancouver to Portland along the freeway is not that interesting (although Seattle is great).
So, I was thinking that we might take the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria, BC. Then, ferry to Anacortes. Then, to Seattle. And, then, I don't really have a plan from there. We plan to have a couple of nights, 2.5 days in San Fran. So, that leaves us 7- 8 days to get from Vancouver to San Fran.
Another question: does it make sense to go via Anacortes, or just drive straight down the freeway? Any suggestions anyone might make, would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you, Heather