We are planning to drive north from LA right after Christmas. We've got 7 or 8 days. We're keen to experience Portland but also see redwoods and explore the gorgeous coastline. Has anyone done this drive in winter? Will there be snow? We plan to take Highway 1 for at least part of the trip - heading inland for forests (do we do Yosemite? Are there other parks that are better at this time of year?) Also any tips on accommodation would be hugely appreciated. We've got two teens, we like to hike and love a well-priced hotel. And we are huge fans of diners. We also aren't skiers but like the snow (as much as any expat Aussies living LA like snow - we have ZERO gear!)
Any tips for planning this trip would be much appreciated.