Day 1 & Day 2: Crescent City/Smith River  In Crescent City visit the Lake Earl Wildlife Area, a wetland habitat and ancient sand dunes adjacent to the Smith River, west of 101, on the way to Point St. George Lighthouse. Swing down to Battery Point Lighthouse Museum and Crescent City Harbor, (707) 464-6174.

Day 1 & Day 2: Crescent City/Smith River In Crescent City visit the Lake Earl Wildlife Area, a wetland habitat and ancient sand dunes adjacent to the Smith River, west of 101, on the way to Point St. George Lighthouse. Swing down to Battery Point Lighthouse Museum and Crescent City Harbor, (707) 464-6174.

Crescent City - Listed for two years in a row by Forbes magazine as one of America’s prettiest towns, Crescent City offers a convenient base for a Northern California vacation. Located adjacent to Redwood National Park, it affords plenty of opportunity for exploring the redwood forest.

Wondering where to go on your Northern California vacation? Here are places where you can explore the redwood forest, relax in a cozy Victorian inn or take a ride on a vintage railroad.

Boundary Springs Crater Lake National Park

End your trip heading back to Crescent City on the Jefferson Scenic Byway driving along the wild and scenic Klamath River.

visitors to Agate Beach are often perplexed by the sight of people walking slowly with their heads bowed, intently studying the ground as though they've lost a contact lens, or of other people sitting down and methodically sifting through the beach gravel beds.

Agate beach, located at Patrick's Point, is a remote beach where locals and visitors alike beachcomb and search for agates.

Take US 101 north to Gold Beach, Oregon for a Rogue River Mail jet boat trip; great beauty, wildlife and access to areas many have never seen.

Take US 101 north to Gold Beach, Oregon for a Rogue River Mail jet boat trip; great beauty, wildlife and access to areas many have never seen.

Battery Point Lighthouse from the Crescent City Harbor // Del Norte County

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Battery Point Lighthouse from the Crescent City Harbor // Del Norte County

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St Mary\'s Lighthouse currently is not an active lighthouse but a museum, gift shop and visitor’s center instead.

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The continuous Fly Geyser of Fly Ranch is on private land in Nevada and began during a 1916 water well drilling that accidentally penetrated a geothermal source. via Green Fly Geyser Fine Art Print - Inge Johnsson

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Take the O’Brien/Shasta Caverns exit off I-5, 15 miles north of Redding for a visit to Lake Shasta Caverns. Visitors are ferried across the McCloud arm of the lake to the caverns. Allow 2 hours for excursion. Guided tours every hour on the hour in summer; 3 tours daily in winter, (530) 238-2341, fee.

Take the O’Brien/Shasta Caverns exit off I-5, 15 miles north of Redding for a visit to Lake Shasta Caverns. Visitors are ferried across the McCloud arm of the lake to the caverns. Allow 2 hours for excursion. Guided tours every hour on the hour in summer; 3 tours daily in winter, (530) 238-2341, fee.

Day 4: arcata  Visit the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Azalea State Reserve with 30 acres of azaleas and rhododendrons. The reserve is 5 miles north. Arcata’s architectural past can be seen on a self-guided walking tour; the map is available at the Chamber of Commerce, 1062 G. Street, 95521, (707) 822-3619.

Day 4: arcata Visit the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Azalea State Reserve with 30 acres of azaleas and rhododendrons. The reserve is 5 miles north. Arcata’s architectural past can be seen on a self-guided walking tour; the map is available at the Chamber of Commerce, 1062 G. Street, 95521, (707) 822-3619.

West Coast Roadtrips: From Seattle to Napa Valley, Portland and more. Find out where to eat, what to see, and things to do on their #adventures

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