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Trip List by Marsies14

West Coast Road Trip Seattle to San Francisco

14 Dec 2008  Wanted to road trip it...great way to see the country!
4.5 of 5 bubbles based on 13 votes

We took a 2 week road trip down the west coast and made plenty of worthwhile stops along the way!

  • 1. Seattle
    Seattle, Washington

    Go to Pikes Market, see the Space needle, eat some fish, and walk around the city. Easy city to get around in.

  • 2. The Gorge Amphitheatre
    The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Washington

    Although it's totally a summer attraction, if you ever get a chance to see a show at this place, it's the best theatre!! In the middle of nowhere and the Columbia River Gorge is the backdrop. Amazing!

  • 3. Mount Rainier
    Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

    Beautiful mountain. Sometimes hard to see up close if it's cloudy, but nice park to spend the day in too. There aren't many hotels nearby or anything to do, but worth seeing in person.

  • 4. Mount St. Helens
    Mount St. Helens, Washington, United States

    You have to drive about 50 miles off the interstate to get to this volcano, but it's a beautiful drive and it is an active volcano you can see in person!

  • 5. Portland
    Portland, Oregon

    Great little city with lots to do. There is a really nice Japanese Garden, the International Rose Test Garden, and if you're into books, Powell's Bookstore. Awesome! Good restaurants and easy bus system to get around.

  • 6. Hotel Modera
    Hotel Modera, Portland, Oregon

    Very cool boutique hotel in Portland

  • 7. Newport

    We drove from Portland to Newport, which is on the ocean. Newport is a sleepy little fishing town, but the views are beautiful of the ocean.

  • 8. Tidal Raves
    Tidal Raves, Depoe Bay

    Best restaurant near Newport. Great ocean views and whale watching during dinner. And the food was excellent!

  • 9. Bend
    Bend, Central Oregon

    Nice ski town with good restaurants and shopping. There are some nice scenic routes around this area with views of the mountains and some pretty lakes.

  • 10. Jackalope Grill
    Jackalope Grill, Bend, Central Oregon

    One of the best meals we had the entire trip was at this place. The food was excellent and the owner was so nice. Highly recommend!

  • 11. Crater Lake
    Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

    An amazing National Park. The most blue water I've ever seen. Nice place to hike. There's a loop to drive that goes around the lake.

  • 12. Redwood National Park
    Redwood National Park, Redwood National Park, California

    If you've never seen a redwood tree in person, you have to see one....they are amazingly huge and beautiful. We took a hike on the Damnation Creek Trail, a 2.1 mile trail to the ocean with a 1000 ft elevation drop. Strenuous hike, but worth it!

  • 13. Eureka
    Eureka, Humboldt County

    Kind of a halfway point between oregon and wine country where we were going next. Not much to see, but too much to drive in one day.

  • 14. Sonoma
    Sonoma, Sonoma County

    If you love wine, relaxing, and good food, Sonoma is the place to go!

  • 15. Inn at Sonoma
    Inn at Sonoma, A Four Sisters Inn, Sonoma, Sonoma County

    Wonderful place to stay in Sonoma. Good breakfast and easy walk to the main square in downtown Sonoma.

  • 16. Napa
    Napa, Napa Valley

    More of the same, wine and good food!

  • 17. San Francisco
    San Francisco, California

    Only had a little time to spend in San Fran, but went on a bus tour of the city, got to see all the sights. The Golden Gate Bridge is awesome and just walking up and down the streets of SF is amazing to see so many people packed in one place!

  • 18. Alcatraz
    Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California

    Great attraction in SF. Good audio tour of the prison. Good history and creepy fun place to go!

  • 19. Hotel Drisco
    Hotel Drisco, San Francisco, California

    Stayed here for 2 nights. Located in Pacific Heights. Nice location and quiet. Rooms are small, but everyone in the hotel is so nice and accomodating! Good breakfast too.