I'm going to a conference in Portland which finishes on 29 March, and then I have 10 days to travel down to San Francisco for my flight home. I'm travelling on my own and need to check in with 1/2 day or a day in a wifi office friendly environment now and then, but overall I'm a solo traveller so I'll be flexible.
I love outdoor swimming, seeing beaches, lakes and cycling. I'm not so keen on cold weather and would like to catch as much warm sun as possible while I'm out there. I'm on a budget, too.
Originally I had considered hiring an RV, but the work commitment and OW fees make this a bit trickier than expected. So I can take Amtrak where possible or hire a car, and generally stay in Airbnb type places or motels.
I would love your suggestions about unmissable places in this area, and also just a view on the weather - if it's warm sun that I want (at least high 50s F), am I too far North?