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Rush Creek Lodge and Yosemite National Park

Yosemite national park had been our bucket list for a while, and the wedding we were attending in Napa gave us the perfect excuse to weave this into our trip out west. We made the four hour drive from the rolling hills of Napa, through the flat plains of Central CA, until we reached the Sierra Nevada mountain range. For accommodations, we stayed with the Rush Creek Lodge . The resort boasts 143 rooms, suites, and hillside villas, and is only a few miles from the entrance to the National Park. Many of the rooms feature amazing panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Our room was in the perfect location with a view of the pool area and mountains. Inside the rooms have a new, clean, luxurious feel, with upscale bathrooms. We also had a nice deck to enjoy the scenery. Outside the room amenities, the property itself features a ton of activities to enjoy while you're not in the national park. The main attraction is the outdoor heated pool and t

California North Coast & The Stanford Inn

      While the most iconic California road trip is the drive between San Francisco and LA, we had always been curious to explore the Pacific Coast Highway and beyond, north of San Francisco. Our cousin getting married in Napa Valley presented us with the perfect opportunity to extend a trip out to California, to do some exploring. Our trip up the coast was from San Francisco to the Stanford Inn in Mendocino. We cranked through the ride in about 6 hours total. This included enough time to stop off at a bunch of places to enjoy the the scenic views, take pictures, and soak in the surroundings. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time for extended hikes or stop off points. The fun begins with a ride over the Golden Gate Bridge. From there, you’ll want to hop onto the start of scenic highway 1 towards Stinson Beach. Once you reach the cost, the drive and the views are breathtaking.   Some of the most popular stopping points are the Point Reyes National Sea Shore