We live in San Francisco East Bay area, but really haven't explored much of CA since we moved from East Coast 3 years ago. We are not a big Thanksgiving celebration family since all our family is in Florida. We are looking for suggestions on somewhere to go within a 6 hour drive, north or south of us to take kids, ages 4, 2.8, and 7 to a location where we can rent a house or cabin and explore for a few days. We want to avoid the Tahoe crowds and prices and are looking for an alternative, more off the grid kinda of place, but still with some town for walking and enjoying.
Any specific areas, towns or even kid-friendly cabins/houses that you may have to suggest?