My hubby and I will be visiting San Francisco for our anniversary in September. We are looking to spend two full days exploring San Francisco, but are looking to rent a car and take a road trip to see the coastline as well. We have allotted approximately 4 nights/5 days max to do this. The road trip will need to start and end in SF. We are young 30s, active, love the outdoors, animals, and unique shopping/towns. We are not interested in nightlife or museums, however an interesting tour is not out of the question. Would love to see some redwoods, a winery if convenient (a friend took a tour by bike which seemed interesting), beautiful coastline (with drop offs maybe) and quaint towns hopefully with cute window shopping and unique architecture or character.
Is there a route that would allow to see all of this? We are not opposed to back tracking, if need be, as driving a lot does not bother us and we like to stay busy. If not, what would accomplish the majority of this? We can also spend more time in SF if need be. Open to lots of variety of suggestions.
Thanks in advance!!