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Redwood forest California

Fort Worth, Texas
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Redwood forest California

We are planning a first ever family trip to visit the Red Forest. We are flying from Texas. We need help planning where to fly into, stay & what to do!! Help!!

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1. Re: Redwood forest California

Oh Wow. First time to the Redwoods is exciting. Probally best is to fly to The SF Bay Area (3 airports) then rent a SUV or if you are campers a RV. Head up 101 to Humbodlt & Del Norte counties where dozen of National & State parks of old stand & second growth Redwood Parks are.

If you camp pick up a copy of Tom Stienstra's California Camping. IMO the best camping book on California ever written.

If you are not camping The Eureka Inn a marvelous old hotel is a great place to headquarter.

I traveled this area on business for over 20 years so feel free to PM me with any specific questions.

PS Some will tell you just to go to Muir Woods in Marin County but do not buy that. Lovely enough but small & very crowded to really appreciate these giants you need to get to the fore mentioned counties.

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2. Re: Redwood forest California

Hi Gena G and welcome to TripAdvisor. I've had family in the Eureka area for about 40 years, so know it very well! There are others here on the forum who visit there often so there is no need to PM anybody. One of the great things about joining an open forum is that everybody can offer their own insight, ideas and suggestions so you're not depending upon just one person's opinion :-)

When are you visiting?

How long do you have?

Look at flying into San Francisco, Oakland or Sacramento to see which is easier and more economical. Medford, Oregon is another option but is probably more expensive.

Since the "redwood empire" is long and narrow, wherever you stay you'll be doing some back-and-forth driving. Roads are good all through this area, so no need for a 4WD SUV unless you want one for better visibility. Gas prices will probably be higher than you are used to - Crescent City has some of the highest in California so you may want a more economical car.

Are you interested in motels or camping? I'm a long time RVer so can help you choose places to stay if you decide to camp. There is a *wide range* of lodging in all price ranges in different areas and you can find the type your family prefers. You might also think about a vacation rental.

There is lots to do here! If you click on the blue links below, you will see TripAdvisor reviews and members photos for many different attractions. Since you'll probably be coming from the south, they are arranged in south-to-north order:

Overview… shannontech.com/ParkVision/…Redwood.html

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g32419-d64… (Richardson Grove area)













Happy reading and looking forward to hearing from you again as you plan your trip :-)

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