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Fort Bragg to Crescent City help

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Fort Bragg to Crescent City help

I'm new to this area and need a lot of help!!

June 2009

San Fran-2 nights

Monterey- 4 nights

Yosemite- (already book Yosemite Lodge) 3 nights

Sacramento- 1 or 2 nights?

Fort Bragg- 2 or 3 nights? Want to do train, glass beach, and ?

Crescent City- 2 nights (or more nights in Fort Bragg? want to experience redwoods and beaches.


San Fran-2 nights depart June 21st. I don't want to rush from place to place, but want to experience a variety of things in the area. I was thinking Holiday Inn Express in Fort Bragg. Everything else will be Hilton using points. We are a family of 4- me (39), husband (40), daughters (11 & 9). We may also have my 14 year nephew. Any tips would be appreciated!

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1. Re: Fort Bragg to Crescent City help

The redwoods are south of Crescent City, so I would consider Eureka instead. Also, Old Town Eureka is interesting. Some people complain about traffic noise in many Eureka motels (didn't bother us). Consider staying in the scenic town of Trinidad instead. One very quiet place are the cabins of Bishop Pine Lodge tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g33188-d285100-… there are other nice places around Trinidad

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2. Re: Fort Bragg to Crescent City help

I suspect you chose Crescent City due to a Hilton affilited motel there (Hampton Inn?). Crescent City would not be my choice, but there might not be a Hilton affiliate in Trinidad or Eureka area, so it's a decision you would have to make.

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I would not choose either 1 or 2 nights in Sacramento, like, I would not stay there.

I might use the night between Yosemite and Fort Bragg in the wine country. Napa or Sonoma Valleys or Healdsburg where you can catch Hwy 128 through the Alexander Valley over to the coast and Fort Bragg.

I would not go all the way to Crescent City for Redwoods....I am not all that familiar with the groves but someone here can help you with that. Crescent City is W..A...A...Y up there. Between Fort Bragg and Crescent City are some great redwood groves. The experts will help us out here.

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4. Re: Fort Bragg to Crescent City help

I would spend more time in Fort Bragg. There are State Parks in the area that have beautiful redwood groves. Eureka is also an option - you can stop at Avenue of the Giants on the way up or you can do a day trip from Fort Bragg. There is a ton to do in the area - lighthouses, Skunk Train, glass beach, redwoods, horseback riding, kayaking, etc. For other places in Fort Bragg to stay, check out www.gomendo.com. There are more unique places that can accommodate you. Try the Beachcomber Motel or Emerald Dolphin Inn or Surf 'n Sand Lodge - They all have views and are not that expensive.

Have a great trip!

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5. Re: Fort Bragg to Crescent City help

Okay, Crescent City is sort of like Rodney Dangerfield -- just gets no respect, lol! It has a lot of attractions that most folks don't bother to see, they just zip on through.

But . . . before I go into them all, I am wondering why you are going all the way up there? Fort Bragg/Mendocino is a pretty area. For the tallest trees on earth, take the time to drive and take a walk along the Avenue of the Giants:


This is located along Hwy 101, about 60 miles south of Eureka in Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

For more redwoods and great scenery, you can drive north of Eureka through Redwood National Park.

However, this is not a *fast* drive. Your average speed is going to be something around 45-50 mph, with the exception of the short freeway stretch north of Orick.

There is lots to see, but don't plan on driving from Fort Bragg to Crescent City in one shot.

Can you find a Hilton partner hotel in Eureka by any chance? Or Trinidad, just north, which is a lovely little town with beaches and woods.

Also, where are you flying out of to go home?

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