BATCH'S TOP TEN WEST COAST DESTINATIONS
When most people think of the West Coast, landmarks like the Hollywood sign, Golden Gate Bridge and even sandy beaches come to mind. While those are absolutely associated with California, there so much to discover along the PCH that span beyond these distinguishing features.
That’s why in celebration of our West Coast Batch debut, we’ve decided to put together a list of our favorite destinations all along the Pacific (yes, that even includes the Pacific North West). Check them out below!
San Francisco, California - We may be a bit biased on this one, but what can we say, our home town rocks! From amazing seafood on the Embarcadero and the lush jungles of Golden Gate Park to charming and eclectic neighborhoods and yes, even Karl the Fog, there’s a lot to love about the City by the Bay.
Big Sur, California - Found nestled between Carmel and San Simeon, this stretch of coastline is one of the best California has to offer. Take a drive along the highway for remarkable views of the coves and beaches below, and be sure to pull over to explore the shoreline. We’d argue that it is the most picturesque place for a picnic.
Napa, California - The wine region, need we say more? Take a walk amongst the vines or tour a barrel room, all while tasting some of the best vino in the world. End your day with a luxurious dinner downtown at one of the many fine dining restaurants.
Seattle, Washington - Known for destinations like Pike’s Place Market and Space Needle, Seattle definitely ranks high on our destination list. The city is located at the heart of where the sea, mountains and forest meet - creating a plethora of activities, both indoor and outdoor, to discover.
San Diego, California - With a wonderfully warm climate, San Diego offers amazing beaches, architectural parks and fun museums and zoos to explore. Start your morning off with whale watching, then cruise over to the Embarcadero for some fish tacos and brews and end your day with a city nights light tour.
Yosemite, California - It’s a National Park, you have to go! Yosemite is home a number of magnificent attractions. Wander through the giant, ancient sequoia trees and visit the Tunnel View, where you can view the iconic Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. Plus, Yosemite Village features quaint shops, lodging and restaurants where you can kick your feet up after a long day of hiking.
Multnomah Falls, Oregon - Just outside of Portland, the Multnomah Falls is the tallest of the Columbia River Gorge’s many waterfalls, dropping at 620 spectacular feet. Get the day started off right with breakfast at the lodge followed by a dazzling hike to the falls.
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington - Visible from Seattle, Mount Rainier is considered an icon to the Washington landscape. Composed of lush green forests, flowing rivers and spawning wildflower, Mount Rainier’s flora and fauna are a sight to see.
Redwood National Forest, California - Escape to Northern California for a tour through the majestic sequoias, which are recognized as the tallest trees on earth. The best way to see them, other than walking through the forest, would be to embark on the 31-mile drive, creatively coined the Avenue of the Giants.
Portland, Oregon - Be sure to visit this unique metropolis made up of cool coffee shops, microbreweries and some of the best city parks in the country. Explore downtown for yummy bites and happy hour on the patio.