My husband and I are going on a road trip mid/late October. We are flying into Seattle and back out of LA. Our goal is to spend time in a few different cities, ultimately to make a decision about moving at a later date. Some places we have been to before, and some places are unfamiliar.
(Basic plan: Seattle 2-3 days, Portland 1-2 days, Eugene 1-2 days, Redwoods 2 days, SF 2-4 days, Big Sur 2 days, LA remainder of time) (We have our flights bought and specifically want to spend longer time in certain cities for set reasons.)
I have a few questions::
Pertaining to Travel=
We had thought about renting a car in Seattle, and finding campsites down to Los Angeles. If I'm going to spend over $1k in car rental, I started looking at other options for different portions of the trip - AmTrak, JetBlue, etc.
How is camping in the Pacific Northwest during that time of year? Is that not a logical thought?
Any alternate transportation you have experienced and enjoyed?
Pertaining to Lodging=
Again, any camping (specifically Eugene, Redwoods, and Big Sur area) suggestions? Hostels? Creative places in the larger cities?
Suggestions on spending and sightseeing=
We are not very touristy (coming from Nashville) and like to see places off the beaten path. IE I don't want to get caught in Big Sur village - remote is better. Suggestions on cool spots you have stumbled on? Hot springs?
We have 16 days including two days of travel - We are in our late 20s-mid 30s - both work in music and live event production - Newly married and seeking an adventure!