We have two weeks arriving in San Fransico end of feb with our nine month old baby. Wondering how to spend the time. We like nature, space, not too many people and were thinking of heading north. THought of hiring a camper van and was wondering about temperatures, places to park, distances and places to see.
Any thought or advice would be welcome.
Great idea. Don't know much about renting a camper van,but the drive north of SF is beautiful,CURVY and surprisingly unpopulated. It will be chilly no matter when you go. I suggest buying all your supplies before you leave SF since you will go a long distance before you find large stores and will pay more at small local stores.
Have a good time!
I have made the drive up the North Coast a couple of times with my daughter. She was particularly smitten with Sonoma. A town in the wine country, it has wonderful shopping and a park in the center of town with a duck pond. Mendocino, a small town further up the coast, is also nice. You could drive through the redwoods all the way to Oregon and have a wonderful time. An alternative, to the east, is to the explore the Gold Country with its charming towns with many museums and historic restored hotels.
Hello! I'm not too sure about RV rentals in SF. Here is a site I found: http://www.moturis.com/html/services/index.html
The drive up north is spectacular! Definitely take Highway 1 up from San Francisco. There is a nice drive out to Point Reyes.
If you want to head south instead of north, Big Sur's area is very scenic! You would head down to Santa Cruz, to Monterey, Carmel, and then the Big Sur area.
You might look outside the Bay Area for an RV. I was shopping for one recently and found the best deals in Manteca, though I'm not sure if the dealers there rent as well as sell.
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Browse and search the posts. Feel free to register and post a question - you'll get lots of advice.
Thank you all for all the wonderful tips and info