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Old 10-14-2012, 10:09 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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....One of my favorite road trips is driving up the coast north of San Francisco heading across Golden gate Bridge up to Point Reyes National Seashore, driving along the coast north of there then looping back south through wine country in the Napa Valley. Very doable in 2-3 days.

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And I like THAT trip in late April / early May.

Utah National Parks are GREAT for mid - late May and in Oct

I do So Ca and desert Flowers March / April (but that is MORE than 3 days... )

But early Dec... w/o chance of snow, THAT is a challenge for many parts of USA. (short days)

NZ / Chile are nice in Dec!
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Shouldn't the Pacific coast roads around San Francisco be snow-free in December?
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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^^ No, I will not be driving all the way to California, Florida, or Portland, but flying to a major city in either place. I will rent a car from there.
That certainly opens up a few more options.
I'd also recommend the Pacific coast highway then staying on Rt1 as much as possible from LA to San Fran, beautiful scenery.Great Aquarium in Monterey.https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&s...BIWR0QG4zoGwBA
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:32 AM
 
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The coast road south of San Francisco looks nice, with a lot of natural scenery. Plus there seems to be other attractions around.

If I was doing Florida, are there any attractions other than the beach? We aren't really looking for theme parks, so maybe the Everglades?
St. Augustine, Kennedy Space Center, the manatees should be at the power plant in Fort Pierce, cruising past the mansions in West Palm, and a great drive down through the Keys to Mile Marker 1 in Key West where you can tour the Truman White House and Hemingway House.

Lot's of other things to see/do, but that's a good start and can be done in about three days.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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Shouldn't the Pacific coast roads around San Francisco be snow-free in December?
Yes. They don't see much snow to begin with, but when they do, it's usually in late January or early-to-mid February.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Are you taking a GPS? Ours shows points of interest and we've found some great restaurants that were slightly off the beaten path. A must have when we go on road trips.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Shouldn't the Pacific coast roads around San Francisco be snow-free in December?
The Pacific Coast roads around San Francisco are aways free of snow. Except maybe some of the higher elevations. Even in the mountains snow is very rare, and even then too little to be much of a problem. Its very unlikely you would see snow, but in December you could expect to see some rain.

Overall I'd say it would be a nice time of the year to visit the Bay Area. I think you would enjoy the trip.
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