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Oakland to Arcata: via Ft. Bragg?

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Oakland to Arcata: via Ft. Bragg?

Picking up a rental car at Oakland Airport and driving to Arcata on first leg of a multi-day trip. Not expecting to get to Arcata the first day since we're getting the car in the afternoon. Not yet worrying about where to spend that first night, but what about the scenery we'd gain by diverting from Highway 101 to Fort Bragg vs. just staying on 101 to Arcata?

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1. Re: Oakland to Arcata: via Ft. Bragg?

Yes, do it if you have time! The ocean there is really beautiful. Mendocino & Fort Bragg are nice towns and both very different. You'll come back to hwy 101 before the Avenue of the Giants (coastal redwoods :)) so you won't be missing anything.

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2. Re: Oakland to Arcata: via Ft. Bragg?

Sure, if you have the time take Hwy 1 as it's one of the most beautiful drives in the USA, although it's not fast.

If this is in summer, I'd suggest you book your lodging ahead.

3. Re: Oakland to Arcata: via Ft. Bragg?

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