On Day 5 of our West Coast trip, we checked out of our hotel and head towards the Golden Gate Bridge. We drove over it and then stopped for some photos. It was a chili, foggy day.
We drove through Wine Country and stopped at a couple different wineries. The first one was Milano Family Winery. The lady there was friendly and educated us a bit on a few of their wines. We tasted a couple and ended up buying a bottle of Big A$$ Blonde, which is a white wine with fruity undertones. We paid around $15, I believe. This place was neat, because they had tortoises and ducks outside that kids enjoyed watching while we tasted.
Milano Family Winery
Hopland, CA 95449
We continued on and decided to stop at one more, which was Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery. The tasting room is located in a charming farmhouse. Stacy let us try a couple varieties, which were amazing, but pricey. She asked if we wanted to take a walk around the grounds. She educated us on the types of grapes and how wine is made. She even pulled off some baby grapes to let us examine them, taste, and bring them with us.
Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery
10400 S Hwy 101
Hopland, CA 95449
From there we made our way north. Our stomachs were growling, so we stopped at the Peg House for lunch. Alex had a BLT, while the rest of us had burgers. It’s a walk-up restaurant with an outdoor seating area covered by a large canopy.
The Peg House
69501 US – 101
Leggett, CA 94107
Next stop was the Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree. We had several cars in front of us and we really couldn’t tell how far we had to go before getting to the tree. We got out and took some pics while we waited.
When it’s your turn to drive through the tree, I recommend 1 person get out and walk through it 1st, so they can take a pic of the car. There’s not enough room to get out when you’re inside the tree. Or you could do like we did and drove through enough so I could get out and take a picture. Really cool thing to mark off the bucket list.
Drive Thru Tree Park
67402 Drive Thru Tree Road
Leggett, CA 95585
From there we made several stops through the Redwoods in Humboldt State Park
Here’s a short video from the Redwoods:
We made several stops and spent a good amount of time exploring the forests packed with trees that seem to touch the sky. Such an awesome time that doesn’t cost hardly any money.
Late that afternoon we made it our final destination of the day, which was Eureka, CA. We stayed at the Rodeway Inn. It was a chili, gloomy day in Eureka, which felt like a little fishing village as we walked around looking for a place to eat. However, Eureka is one of California’s major commercial fishing ports located at one of the largest deep-water port between San Francisco and Coos Bay!
We ended up at Jack’s Seafood which was right on the water. The kids and I had the shrimp/fish tacos. While Rob had the halibut and apricot salsa with rice.
Thanks for reading about our road trip from San Fran to Eureka. Want to see more pictures? West Coast trip as well as the full itinerary and even a travel booklet for the whole family to enjoy along the way!