West Coast Road Trip

Friends, I need your help. This summer, after watching the CrossFit Games in Carson City, CA, I’ll be driving up the coast with a couple of friends. Probably a lot of driving up the 1, maybe some through the mountains. I imagine we’ll want to hit up the big cities of San Francisco, Portland, and most likely fly home from Seattle.

If you’ve done part of the drive or live out there, what are some suggestions for must stop places to see, eat, hike, whatever? We need to start planning and I’d rather start with a list from people I know. Would it be smarter to plan out our destinations each day and have rooms booked or wing it and let adventure be our guide? I kind of would like to wing it, but maybe that doesn’t work so well out there. I don’t know. Any suggestions or tips you can share would help a lot. Thanks!