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Rush Creek Lodge and Yosemite National Park

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California North Coast & The Stanford Inn

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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, Bodega Bay, and Timber Cover. Th…