How to Road Trip Down The West Coast

Today kicks off something special. It's ROAD TRIP week here on the blog! What does that mean? This week, I'll be posting every single day about some awesome road trip inspiration and tips. Y'all know my favorite way to travel is road tripping and I am just so dang excited to be highlighting it here this week!

So up first is a little road trip inspiration. How about a road trip down the West Coast? This is exactly what my husband and I did for our honeymoon!

Start in Seattle || 2 nights

Seattle is such a beautiful city, you're going to want to spend your whole trip here. But for now, make sure you ride to the top of the Space Needle, stroll around Pike Place Market, visit the original Starbucks and snap a pic of the Fremont Troll. Click HERE to read about our trip to Seattle!

Check out my friend, Macy's, post on how to spend 48 hours in Seattle!

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EXTRA: Take a ferry to Vancouver Island || 2 nights

If you have the time, I suggest driving to Port Angeles, Washington (plus, you get to see Olympic National Park, which is breathtaking) and catch a quick ferry to Victoria. The little city on Vancouver Island will charm its way into your heart with it's afternoon tea, gardens and seals.

Check out my post HERE on the top things to do in Victoria!

Seattle to Port Angeles: 2.5 hours
Port Angeles to Victoria: 1.5 hours

Drive to Portland, Oregon || 2 nights

Portland is known for being weird, and you want to embrace every second of it. Take a drive out to Multnomah Falls, shop at the largest independent book store in the world, eat at Petunia's and make sure you visit the Saturday Market to get a true taste of Portland (and say hi to our friend, ARTJaden for us!) Check out my post about our time in Portland HERE!

Seattle to Portland: 3 hoursOR      Victoria to Port Angeles: 1.5 hours
                                                            Port Angeles to Portland: 4 hours

 

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Hike at Mt. Shasta, California || 1 night

Stay for one night in the little town of Mt. Shasta. Spend some time hiking, going to farmer's markets, and make sure you eat at Yak's. Check out my post HERE on our time in Mt. Shasta!

Portland to Mt. Shasta: 5.5 hours

Spend a night in the trees in Petaluma || 1 night

Make sure you stop in Petaluma for a night. Soak up the rural beauty of California, stroll the main street, meet the locals, tour the Lagunitas brewery and make sure you stay in this DREAMY treehouse. You won't regret it. Click HERE to read my post about our time in Petaluma!

Mt. Shasta to Petaluma: 4 hours

Explore San Francisco || 3 nights

San Francisco has so much to offer, you're going to make sure you see it all! Check out Pier 39 and all the seals, tour Alcatraz, cheer for the Giants at AT&T Park, ride the BART, ride your bike across the Golden Gate Bridge and check out the Full House house. Check out my post on our trip to San Fran HERE!

Petaluma to San Francisco: 1 hour

End your trip in Los Angeles || 3 nights

Spend the last leg of your trip relaxing in sunny L.A. Stand in awe of the Chinese Theater, walk the Walk of Fame, hike to the Hollywood sign, visit Disneyland, visit Animal Acres farm sanctuary, drive around guessing where all the celebrities live and just generally have a blast. Check out my post HERE about our trip to Los Angeles!

San Francisco to L.A. : 6 hours

Click HERE to check out our Cali travel diary video!