This summer some friends and I will be travelling from Phoenix, AZ to the Sasquatch Music Festival in Quincy, WA. Our first night we will be driving non-stop to San Francisco. After that we will have 2 days to arrive at Quincy, WA (Hopefully before nightfall). While I-5 seems to be the quickest route to our destination, I would really love to see some of the Northern California and Oregon coast. I have been considering leaving San Francisco on the 101 and driving along the coast for a ways. Since time is important I was wondering if anyone had any reccomendations for where to exit the coast and head inland. I would really like to maximize my experience of great views, but would also liek to be time efficient. Potential spots that we could possibly stay the first night after leaving San Francisco include Eugene, Newport, Albany, or any other recommended locations. These locations would allow us to arrive at Quincy, WA before nightfall the following day. I would love to see some spectacular views and was also curious if driving through the Avenue of the Giants was a better view than the 101 through the Redwood Forest. I will be leaving for this trip on the 23rd.