My wife and I are planning to drive from SF to Eureka and are trying to decide on the right mix of scenic/coastal roads and more direct highways.
We've never done this drive before and will be leaving SF first thing on a Saturday morning and staying in Eureka that evening. We also will have our six month-old in the back seat, so minimizing some of the really twisty roads would probably be best for us.
Thoughts? We'll be heading up from Eureka to Portland the next day so if there are other picturesque spots to consider instead of (or in addition to) hwy 1 from SF to Eureka we'll take those ideas as well!