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Have been to Florida and California and want to follow that trip with another visit to the USA next summer. The problem is that we don't really know where to start.

We loved California and would like to do a similar trip, country, seaside and cities. Some people that we met in Chico CA. have a place in Oregon and it really looked great. Other than that we are at a bit of a loss where to go.

I know that it is a big ask but any help will be appreciated.

thanks

ps NY and environs is for another time.

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1. Re: Oregon

Can you provide more information to give us a start? For example, is OR your choice or one among many? Would you fly into Portland, OR or Seattle, WA? Would you depart from the same airport? How long will you have?

OR is a very large state, ranging from the incredibly beautiful coast to the Cascade Range to the eastern high desert (not as in Sahara) country.

Your specific interests would help. Hiking? Boating? Museums? etc.

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2. Re: Oregon

Yes voyaging right we wait more info. However oreg coast better than Cal unless you want to swim.

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3. Re: Oregon

Hi ... this is the place to start! As voyaging says, just send some more info and ideas of what you would like to see, and we'll help you plan :-)

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4. Re: Oregon

Thank you for your replies.

We really are starting with a blank canvas.

A few basic details

Time of year August

Length of stay 2 to 3 weeks

Perhaps a base for 1 week in a beachside lodge

Tour for the rest of time - distances not a problem

Enjoy walking, sightseeing, watching sporting events and resting by the ocean.

Sorry to be so vague but we are still in the 'ideas stage' of planning a holiday.

Thanks

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5. Re: Oregon

with a 3 weeks you could see alot. 1 week at the beach would be ideal!You could leasurely travel the whole coastline in a week.

With 2 other weeks in just Oregon I'd suggest Crater Lake, central Oregon/Bend, Columbia Gorge, Portland(if you like city things), perhaps Willamette Valley if you like vineyards/farming scenery or Mt St. Helens in Washington.

If you really like to drive and see things-Id even suggest a trip out to Eastern Oregon-Wallowa Mountains/Lake are the 'Alps' of Oregon or the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Eastern OR. is completely diferent than Western Oregon- in geography, scenery and towns.

Google these areas and see if they interest you.

You could definetly fill up 3 weeks in Oregon

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6. Re: Oregon

chinookgrrrrl is right wtih 3 weeks you could add E oregon, Wallowas etc

Not sure I would spend a whole week in one place on coast. You need to at least see Depoe Bay to Reedsport. and with a week think north coast good idea. Astoria-Seaside-Tillamook then on to Depoe Bay

See Crater Lake, drive up N Umpqua Hwy from Reedsport to get there. Then Cascade Lakes Hwy to Bend to see nice mountains, go to McKenzie Pass

Then Hwy 26 through Fossil Beds, John Day, Strawberry mtns to Baker City then Hells Canyon Scenic Byway to Wallowa Valley

UK? not sure where, but a half dozen years ago we went to real Stonehenge in England. I probably went by the NW Stonehenge a jillion times in Columbia R area, but never stopped, till we saw the real one. Good replica and not many years old. You might enjoy.

Mt St Helens is really worht a visit.

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7. Re: Oregon

Just out of curiousity, where is the place in Oregon you are referring to?

Concentrating on your thought of a week in one spot on the coast for the moment, is your idea to just "kick back" and relax at a nice motel, without doing too much driving? Whilst all of the coast is very pretty, there are several areas that have outstanding scenery, so perhaps three nights in one area then three or four nights in another area might give you a better taste of the coast.

Here are some websites to help in your planning:

traveloregon.com/Explore-Oregon/Oregon-Coast…

www.nwcoast.com/lighthouses/oregon.asp

www.101milebymile.com

www.traveloregon.com

www.nps.gov/crla/

…usgs.gov/Volcanoes/…framework.html

www.nwsource.com/travel/scr/tf_detail.cfm…

The last website is the lava tube near Bend. If you like volcanic formations, it is an incredible experience, very unique.

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8. Re: Oregon

Here's a website you can check for upcoming sporting events in the state. http://www.oregonsports.org/

The listings will probably be more complete as we get closer to summer. One thing that's always fun to watch in the summer are the windsurfers and kiteboarders in the legendary Columbia River Gorge.

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9. Re: Oregon

Given the amount of time, you might wish to see Mt. St. Helens, as suggested, en route to Mt. Rainier, Seattle, Olympic National Park. You might check out the distances with MapQuest and see if the highlights are of interest.

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10. Re: Oregon

phril's itenerary would show you alot of diversity that is in Oregon. That sounds like a really fun trip!