San Fran to Seattle Road Trip

This was our 10 year anniversary road trip around the Pacific Northwest. Read the detailed post where we flew to San Francisco and drove to Seattle. During this two week trip, we kayaked in Mendocino, visited Crater Lake, rode an ATV on sand dunes, went hiking in Smith Rock State Park, mountain biking in Bend, drank wine in the Willamette Valley, drove the Oregon Coast, and visited Pike’s Place Market in Seattle. Check out the massive itinerary below.

Day 1 ­ Monday 7/6

  • Fly into San Fran
  • Lunch ­ Beach Chalet Brewery
  • Safeway ­ buy water
  • Drive to Mendocino (3 hr drive)
  • Stop at Navarro Winery
  • Stay at Glendeven Inn/Cobbler Inn (reserved already ­ paid $216.45) Hike beach area ­ Cobbler’s Walk take trail
  • Free wine happy hour
  • Buy wine at Wine barn / take out dinner

Day 2 ­ Tuesday 7/7

  • Breakfast at inn Hike Van Damme Park ­ Pygmy Forest (1 mi)
  • Walk to Kayak Mendocino Cave Tour ­11:30 bring change of clothes check in 11
  • Drive 5 min to Mendocino Market (take with us for a picnic) to Mendocino Headlands Park and hike loop trail (5 mi)
  • 5:30 ­ Free wine happy hour back at Inn
  • Stay again at Glendeven Inn­ use gift cards
  • Dinner ­ Drive to Ft Bragg and walk Glass Beach and eat North Coast Brewery

Day 3 ­ Wednesday 7/8

  • Breakfast at inn
  • Lunch ­ Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka, CA (3h) ­
  • walk to Eureka Boardwalk
  • Drive to hike Lady Bird Trail (1.4 mi) at Redwood Park (
  • 52 min) drive to Medford, OR (3 hrs.)
  • Dinner ­ Kaleidoscope Pizza and Pub Stay in Courtyard Medford Airport (points)

Day 4 ­ Thursday 7/9

  • Breakfast in Medford (Buttercloud Bakery)
  • drive to Central Point to do zip line, raft and wine tour (8:30 AM­- 5PM) ­ reserved
  • Drive to Ashland (20 min.)
  • Dinner ­ Standing Stone Brewery
  • Stay ­Chanticleer B&B (payment sent)

Day 5 ­ Friday 7/10

  • 9:00 ­ Breakfast at B&B
  • Grab sandwich for hike ­ Market of Choice
  • Drive to Crater Lake (2 hrs.)
  • Hiking in Crater Lake (Garfield Peak and Cleetwood Cove Trail)
  • Drive to Bend (2 hr) and stay­ Mill Inn ($145 king suite ­ reserved but not paid for)
  • Dinner at Brother Jon’s Public House

Day 6 ­ Saturday 7/11

  • 7:30­ Breakfast at Inn
  • Drive to Sun River, Oregon (10 min) to do Paulina’s Plunge Bike Tour (10­5pm) lunch provided Stay in Bend ­ Mill Inn ($145 king suite ­ reserved but not paid for)
  • Dinner ­ Drake 7:30

Day 7 ­ Sunday 7/12

  • 7:30­ Breakfast at inn
  • Sparrow bakery to grab lunch for the hike
  • Drive to Smith Rock State Park and hike loop (3 mi) ­
  • 30 min drive north Beer at ­ Wild Ride Brewery (Redmond)
  • Dinner ­ Barrio
  • Stay in Bend ­ Mill Inn ($145 king suite ­ reserved but not paid for)

Day 8 ­ Monday 7/13

  • 7:30­ Breakfast at inn
  • Stop to pick up lunch at Seasons Cafe and Wine Shop (30 min)
  • Drive to McKenzie River (1 hr 15 min.)
  • Proxy Falls 1 hr 20 ­ Sahalie 30 ­Eugene 1:20
  • Hike part of the Mckenzie River trail ­Sahalie and Koosah Falls (2.5 miles) and then drive 5 min to hike Tamolitch Pool (2 miles)
  • Drive and stay at Residence Inn ­ Eugene (1 hr) ­ (booked with points)
  • Dinner ­ Oakshire Brewing Public House/food truck or The Cannery

Day 9 ­ Tuesday 7/14

  • Free breakfast at hotel
  • Pick up Voodoo Doughnuts and Hike Sweet Creek Trail (3 mi) (1 hr drive)
  • Drive to Florence (45 min drive)
  • lunch at homegrown
  • Sandland dune buggy tour 1⁄2 hr) ­
  • 1:40 hike Cape Perpetua Park in Yachats (Thors Well) or walk 804 Trail out front
  • Stay in Overleaf Lodge B&B ($205 Queen Balcony ­ reserved but not paid)
  • Yachats Brewing Dinner ­ Drift Inn or Ona or Heidi’s Italian

Day 10 ­ Wednesday 7/15

  • 7:30 Breakfast at B&B
  • Drive to McMinnville/Newberg area (21/2hrs.)
  • Visit Patricia Greene Winery ­
  • 11am tasting Big Table Farm (25 min)
  • ­ 1pm tasting Lunch in Red Hills Market ­
  • Stay in Tuscan Estate in McMinnville
  • 4pm ­ tasting at Heater Allen Brewery Elizabeth Chambers and Eyrie Tasting Rooms Dinner ­ Thistle

Day 11 ­ Thursday 7/16

  • 8:30 ­ Breakfast at B&B
  • Pickup lunch at Red Fox Bakery to take on hike
  • Drive to Oneonta Gorge (1 hr 40 min) and hike
  • Drive to Columbia outlet ­ Sellwood (45 min)
  • SE Wine Collective (growler, happy hour 4­6)
  • Dinner ­ Cibo 5 pm happy hour and dessert at Salt and Straw
  • Stay ­Fairfield Inn Portland West (free my points)

Day 12 ­ Friday 7/17

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Beaverton ­ Nike Employee Store
  • Lunch ­ Nongs take out and Pine State Biscuits
  • Drive to Boeing museum (2 1/2 hr drive)
  • Stay near Sea Tac ­ TownePlace Suites Seattle South/Renton (booked with points )
  • Dinner ­ Airways Brewing Bistro

Day 13 ­ Saturday 7/18

Free breakfast at hotel Fly back home ­ 10am