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Old 02-13-2015, 01:20 PM   #1
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Places to stay along Hwy 1 and 101 in CA

Hi everyone,

I'm hoping to get some good suggestions on places to stay at and to visit along highways 1 and 101 in CA this coming April/May. I'm renting a Redhawk 29XK and will be heading down to the Sacramento area along I5.

On the way home, I plan to head over to the coast from Sacramento and wander my way back north via 1 and 101. My first time ever doing this and I'm really looking forward to it.

However, I'm clueless about where all to stay, what all to see and all that. I will not be towing a vehicle, so I need to go places that the RV will go to, which means I will not head into San Francisco!

And suggestions on places NOT to stay at would be quite helpful as well.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-13-2015, 01:56 PM   #2
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Hehe, check-out ReserveAmerica for SF, Pacifica is close-in and public transportation (BART, buses, Uber, etc.) is great. Downtown SF has buses and cable cars and a little walking is always good (e.g., between Chinatown and the wharf) and being a local, plan on at least 3 days! It's a shame to miss all the fantastic things in SF - and if you DO plan on visiting, make your Alcatraz reservations [http://www.alcatrazcruises.com/] weeks before you plan to be there!

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Old 02-13-2015, 02:47 PM   #3
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What Hattie said about using public transportation in SF. We drove through there (not towing on that trip), never again. So even with a car, I would still recommend public transportation. We did see Alcatraz when we were there and I highly recommend it. But, yes, make reservations. And don't be late for the boat!

Do try to get to the Monterrey area, although that may be a bit farther south than your plans allow. We stayed at the Moss Landing RV park. A bit pricy but only 20 minutes from Monterrey. If you are there, eat at Phil's Seafood. Awesome place!
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:52 PM   #4
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Don't know where your going to start on HWY1 from San Francisco and I don't know that stretch up to Mendocino but the road north of Fort Bragg should be a no go!!! Rockport to Leggett is a total nightmare do not attempt that section. Google it real close and you'll see one turn after another the whole distance and their all tight.
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:18 PM   #5
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Pomo in Fort Bragg is excellent. We stay there every time we go to the coast. Plan to spend a couple of days in that area to tour Fort Bragg and Mendocino.
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