Hi, I am traveling with my boyfriend and parents (all in good health) and we are starting our drive from SFO at 11AM or so up to Crescent City this weekend. We rented a nice house in the area and are traveling with food, so would like to get into CC earlier if possible - meaning, take the fast route when possible, and breaking to take the scenic route at places you recommend we stop at (including must stop at eats!). We have an open budget and can visit any places/parks that are must dos along the way up. My father is a photographer and I'd like to stop along some areas to get him some amazing scenic shots. We are only staying in CC until Monday AM and are driving back to SF.
- Recommendations on the best route (fastest, but scenic at must sees) going North from SF: I was planning on taking the 101 all the way up but it doesn't seem like it would be the best route and not sure if we can access Ave of Giants, etc from there.
- Recommendations on the fastest route from CC back to SF
- Scenic trails in CC and anywhere in the 15 minute drive vicinity - we are very athletic and would like to do some trail runs or walks
We have Saturday and Monday as travel time in the car, and Sunday is a completely free day.
Thanks so much in advance for any advice :)