We are planning a trip next June (mid-month) and flying into Santa Rosa prior to heading up the Oregon coast. We will be in Santa Rosa (or close) landing mid day and staying 2 nights. I am completely dumbfounded on where to stay while there. We plan to hit a couple wineries (heavy reds if you have any recommendations) and also try and see some of the redwoods while we are there as well. We will leave after 2nd night probably rather early and head up the coast.
Don't mind grabbing rental car and heading up coast the first day if you recommend that...but trying to see where would be a good launching point to do some wineries as well as the redwoods and then pretty much get outta town on Highway 101 up to Humboldt/Myers Flat, and then over to coastline and take Hwy. 1 perhaps in Eureka?
We are completely open to whatever is recommended...don't need high dollar resort, would be fine in basic hotel to sleep in, as long as relatively clean, ha.
Hoping to see what you think and see if we can map this initial part of this trip up. I'll start another thread about Oregon coastline in a thread where folks might know that area, but if you like you can offer suggestions there as well.
Thanks so much for any advice.