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  1. Default Bay Area to Portland Adventure

    My roomie and I (both 22) are planning our first roadtrip. We are leaving Ft. Collins colorado June 1st, and driving straight through over to San Fran Bay area which is where our actual trip will begin. We will be driving up the coast of California up to Portland and Bend Oregon. We were looking for good routes (preferably scenic) to take along the way with fun places to stop. What are some things we absolutely should not miss between the bay area and portland? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default A Caveat and a Cornucopia of Comments

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    First of all, I hope by "driving straight through" from Ft.Collins to San Francisco, you don't mean that you plan to do it in one sitting. It's right around 1200 miles and that is too much for a single leg drive, even with two drivers. You should be able to do it in two days as a speed run, but trying to 'save time' by doing it all at once will prove counter productive as you both will be too exhausted at the end of it to enjoy the time you've saved by not getting a good night's sleep. Trust me, everyone of the regular contributors to these forums has done a 1000 mile drive and none of them recommends it.

    As for the drive north from San Francisco, that has come up before so I will just point you to some of the best discussions that have touched on that neck of the woods.

    Advice for roadtrip from LA to Seattle in a week
    Selma&Louis going on tour
    3 Brits hitting the West Coast
    San Diego to Seattle

    Also check out these specific posts

    Add a day or two
    Oregon - Cannon Beach to Newport
    Welcome to my neck of the woods!


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