Hey there! We're coming into Portland for my sister's wedding in early August. After that wonderful event, my extended family is renting a house in Gearhart for a week. My wife, two boys (9&5) and I are thinking of taking a side trip down the coast and trying to see some Northern CA redwoods. A possiblity on the way back is to stop by Crater Lake. I'm thinking we'd do 3 nights in Gearhart, one night on the way to CA somewhere on the southern OR coast, one or two nights in Klamath or Crescent City and maybe one more with friends near Crater Lake on the way back up.
I guess what I'd like to know from you fine folks is: what to skip coming down the coast, and what to stop for? I've heard Yachats and south is some of the nicer stretches? I just don't want to stop at every overlook if there are more spectacular ones on the way. ;)
Thanks for the tips.