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Reasonable accommodations Portland to SF end of May

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Reasonable accommodations Portland to SF end of May

I'm helping my sister-in-law plan a driving trip Portland to SF May 20-24. She wants to be flexible and not book accommodations. Will she have problems finding cheap accommodations last minute? She plans to travel the coast and check out Redwoods. Any help with this is appreciated?

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1. Re: Reasonable accommodations Portland to SF end of May

Tell her to just drive, be flexible and not worry about it. But above all, have fun. Chuck.

ps: if she has specific questions about San Francisco and/or Portland, have her ask on those forums.

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The 23rd is the Friday of Memorial weekend. Lots of people head out of town that night so having a reservation if planning to stay within three hours of the Bay Area would probably be a good idea.

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3. Re: Reasonable accommodations Portland to SF end of May

Along the Oregon and far northern Calif coast, she should be fine. Just about every town along the way has older, smaller motels located along the main street that should be very economical - under about $80 per night.

All the towns are safe but some are more scenic than others! Here is a thumbnail sketch of the Oregon coastal towns:


For more information and specific suggestions, please post on the Oregon forum.

Once in the redwoods, south of Crescent City, I'd recommend you take Newton Drury scenic parkway, south of Klamath Calif. Once you cross the bridges, the highway becomes freeway. About 3-4 miles on you'll see the exit for Newton Drury. Don't miss it, as it's the only one. This will take you onto old Highway 101 (I remember it well!) that is now a quiet, pleasant drive that winds through thousands of giant redwoods. There are places to stop and walk under the trees. At the south end, you'll be directed back on to present-day 101, which is again a two lane highway. Without stops, the extra time required for Newton Drury is only about 20-30 minutes. By taking this route, you’ll avoid a multi lane freeway section that does not have any redwoods along it!

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