United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Seafood restaurant in San Francisco - recommendations
  2. 2 Ideas for New York
  3. 3 Trip Report Three relaxing weeks in Palm Springs
  4. 4 "Unique" New York City Experiences-Yours
  5. 5 CAJUN region, plus NEW ORLEANS
  6. 6 Santa Fe & Taos for Christmas week: feedback on itinerary?
  7. 7 Where to stay in maui Kihei vs Paia vs Wailea vs Lahaina, Kaanapali
  8. 8 Bringing alcohol into the US
  9. 9 Hollywood Area where to stay
  10. 10 7 Day Photography Road trip from Vegas to Denver during Christmas
  11. 11 New York in December
  12. 12 Bringin Wine in by car from Mexico
  13. 13 Road trip from Madison, WI to Portland, OR in April, 2017
  14. 14 Driving from San Diego CA to Great lakes IL in FEB
  15. 15 Christmas shopping in Sante Fe
  16. 16 Grand Canyon / Bryce / Zion in August with Teens
  17. 17 Staying outside DC
  18. 18 Dallas, Austin, Waco in February
  19. 19 Hurricane Matthew damage along Florida East Coast?
  20. 20 New Years In Asheville with Nature and Beer on the side!
  21. 21 Suggestions for a Week in Portland
  22. 22 Going to L.A. dec18-25; Road trip to D.V. and on rt66
  23. 23 9 days in Olympic NP and Seattle area
  24. 24 Road trip
  25. 25 What's your favorite "after theatre" place to eat in NYC??
View next 25 » Back to the top

Outdoorsy family visiting OR Coast to Portland

Jump to last reply

Our family (2 parents and 2 kids, ages 11 and 8) need to be in San Francisco for Labor Day weekend, so we're planning a 12 day trip to get us there. We will fly into Portland and road trip down to finish in San Francisco, so we're looking for suggestions. About us:

Good for up to 8 hours in a car in a day, but not every day.
Car camping will be the preferred lodging and hiking will happen.
Must swim every day - we're ambitious swimmers and don't mind cold (have dunked in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Irish Sea), but don't want to die in rough surf.
Love a good day in a city to see museums, history, bookstores, and enjoy good food.

Extra credit if the kids get to dress up in historical costumes somewhere along the way. (I'm thinking Gold Rush or Oregon Trail historic sites?)

Any thoughts on whether adding Mt. St. Helen and/or Crater Lake is too ambitious or if a straight coastal route is more than enough are much appreciated.

Thanks!!

13 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement