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Old 07-29-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: mountain view, CA
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My husband and I want to drive down the coast along highway 1 north of SF, but we have no idea what to do, how to do? we are big on scenic beauty and would like to unwind in a quaint little place.
also if compared is the south coast(big sur, Cambria) better than the drive to eureka,mondecino etc. We just got married so i want this to be like a romantic long weekend and since my huisbands already been to the south coast i thought this would be better. open to thoughts otherwise. Any ideas???
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Wayward Pines,ID
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This is typical of the coast:


We like the stretch between Cambria and Carmel, nothing much but scenery. Fog can put a damper on views, but that depends on your luck. We have stayed at Ragged Point, nice views, middle of nowhere.
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: rain city
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The coast highway, Hwy 1, north of San Francisco ends in Fort Bragg, half way through Mendocino county, about 100 or 120 miles north of SF. North of Ft. Bragg there is no more road on the coastline, you have to veer back inland to pick up Hwy 101 up to Eureka and Crescent City. From there you can access the coast highway again in Oregon.

That's why the stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Barbara and San Francisco is so popular, it's the longest continuous coast road in California.
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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My husband and I want to drive down the coast along highway 1 north of SF, but we have no idea what to do, how to do? we are big on scenic beauty and would like to unwind in a quaint little place.
also if compared is the south coast(big sur, Cambria) better than the drive to eureka,mondecino etc. We just got married so i want this to be like a romantic long weekend and since my huisbands already been to the south coast i thought this would be better. open to thoughts otherwise. Any ideas???
I grew up in Cambria and currently live in Santa Barbara. If you have questions about specifics in either area please feel free to send me a DM or ask away here.

Cambria is very quiet and can be very romantic. That said, you won't go wrong with either direction.

Jill
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: mountain view, CA
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hey thanks everybody.appreciate it.
so what we've decided now is to drive through mendocino, check out point reyes then drive towards eureka and spend 2 nights there. exploring the redwoods, trindad village basically the humboldt county and get back to sf. is this a good route to follow. What is the night life like?
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