we are driving from Grants Pass to Acarta in 4 weeks,could anybody suggest a good stopping point and the most scenic route?
Driving sedately and allowing for odd pit stops what would you think journey time would be?How longs a piece of string?The reason i ask is to see if it was feasible to leave Grants Pass at say 12.30 giving us time to have a boat ride but without "rushing" the onward drive afterwards.
You should plan several stops in RedwoodsEdited: 10 August 2012, 22:24
It appears to me that phirl and half-Brit have already answered your key questions. If you leave Grants Pass at 12:30, you should get to Crescent City by 2:30 (unless you stop for a late lunch along the way in Cave Junction and a stroll through the redwoods at Jedediah Smith State Park, just a few miles inland from Crescent City...in which case you could add another hour or more to your travel time). This still allows you to arrive at Arcata, driving "sedately" in time for tea (or a pre-dinner pint or two).
The only thing in your posting that still has me confused is your reference to a "boat ride." Are you planning this for the morning, before departing Grants Pass...or are you thinking of checking out of your lodging at 12:30 and THEN going on a boat ride before heading for Arcata? And, if so, how long will that boat ride take?
Then from Crescent City to Arcata add about two more hours -- that's including driving Newton Drury scenic route which is *well* worth the extra 20 minutes or so.
Above times do not include stops other than one or two very quick ones.
>>giving us time to have a boat ride but without "rushing" the onward drive afterwards.<<
You are thinking of a boat ride in the morning in Grants Pass, then driving to Arcata?
Just to give you another choice, there are also jet boat rides in Klamath, CA south of Crescent City. Honestly probably not quite as dramatic scenery, though.
Cave Junction does not have a lot of quick lunch choices - the sausage place is probably your best bet, or Wild River Pizza & Brewing or Dairy Queen. Fill up your tank in Grants Pass before you leave.
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