Hello! First time poster here, actually just created this account!
I have been researching the internet of the road trip I have in mind together with my brother and cousin; but id like to see someone els's opinion or ideas to the whole matter.
What we have in mind.. Start in Kelowna, BC, June 17th. Take 4 days (maximum) to drive Hwy 1 and the most scenic routes down to a Californian Surfer Beach (perhaps, Santa Cruz?) Camp at a nearby campground for 4 days. Surfing at a safe, hopefully lifeguarded beach, with beginner waves for the 4 days, and then take a inland route back up. Hopefully hitting a couple national parks or whatever you guys think would be worth hitting up. We would like to keep this whole trip at a maximum length of 2 weeks!
I'm guessing you guys will suggest to cross at the Lower Main Land Border Crossing and then take Hwy 1 along the coast. Probably better than to cross borders in Osoyoos, BC and trying to cross Washington State over to the coast, right? Yeah, Makes sense to me ;)
Im thinking that driving 600km (370 Miles) a day is a safe bet? We plan on stopping at look outs and anything that catches our eye along the way, and obviously food breaks. We plan on keeping it simple and stay at motels and hostels along the way. Where would be good cities to stop to stay over night? Will I have to book in advance?
Once we arrive at our destination, possibly Santa Cruz, but I'm not sure yet. We would like to Camp, somewhat close to a good beginner surfers beach. Driving is fine. Do you guys know of any good beaches like that? - Doesn't have to be in Santa Cruz, but would like to be in a decently sized city. Also, are the camp grounds gonna be full? BTW, I plan on tenting. Anything els I need to know? :)
Soo.. on the drive back we would like to pass through some scenic routes but in the inner part of the country.. Could you guys give me names of specific HWY's or places worth stopping at? Or driving through?
Thank you in advance for any input on it all! Really would love some feed back, and some pointers! :D