Hi all, this is my first post here so I'm excited to see the valuable feedback I will (hopefully) receive. My wife and I are 25, very outdoorsy people and love to travel. We have two kids a 3 year old and a 6 month old (ages respective of how old they'll be when we go on this trip).
We are planning a road trip from Los Angeles to Portland. We will spend about 5 nights in the Portland-ish area so would like some suggestions on where we should land. I've thought about landing somewhere in Mt Hood National Park area so we're outside of Portland but still removed from the hustle. Our plan is to take a 3 day camping trip in Big Sur Aug. 14-17 (alread booked) and then head up on our trip from there. We're going to spend about 5 nights in Portland-ish area and then head back down. I'm thinking 2 nights between Big Sur and Portland-ish for travel (need suggestions here for waypoints) and then about the same on the way back home.
What I'd like to know from the group or from anyone (especially with kids) thats done this trip before:
- What would you suggest as the best place to land in Portland-ish area (preferred lakefront, riverfront, or near water)
- Where would you consider as a few good waypoints to spend a night during travel
- What COOL stuff should we see and do while in Portland-ish area?