Never been to the Pacific Northwest. Thinking of Seattle, but I've heard Astoria is worth the trip.
Plan: Fly into Portland, rent car, drive up 30 to Astoria. Day 2, see sites in Astoria and environs. Day 3, drive down the coast to seaside, etc, then loop back to Portland for return flight.
1. What is the drive along 30 like?
2. Are there interesting places to stop/see along that route, or better off taking a faster freeway?
3. Worth it to drive south along coast on day 3 - or is it much the same as we'd see around Astoria?
4. Going first week of March - does the expected weather change any of your suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any advice!