Friday, September 13, 2013

Going North

Last week I got the opportunity to visit more of northern California. I spent three days up in Crescent, City, California. Getting there from Sacramento takes a solid seven hours when driving. I'm not a huge fan of driving long distances. I use to be but not anymore so when I found out this drive was going to take that long, I wasn't too thrilled but once I got there it was worth it.

I stayed at the Oceanfront Lodge which is literally right on the beach and only 500 feet from the Battery Point Lighthouse. I was originally going to be in a standard room but got upgraded to a balcony room. The view from the balcony was amazing day and night.
 By Day
By Night
 
I could literally go out everyday and walk on the pebble beach. The sea breeze felt so good and the weather was just right. It wasn't too hot and it wasn't too cold. Plus the lighthouse was close enough to just walk over to. The jetty was also easily accessible and provided a great viewpoint of the lighthouse and beach.
 There was so many starfish living in those rocks!
 

The Battery Point Light house from the jetty
 
In addition to being in a great location, I visited another beach accessible in Crescent City that had some larger waves and less rocks. It was very windy there. In fact... it was windy everyday!
 
I also visited the Trees of Mystery and saw some HUGE redwood trees! The views were amazing and the wood carvings were pretty awesome as well.
 Large tree root!
Crossing off one of my 30 before 30 items 
Huge trees!

The trip was a lot of fun. It was the perfect mix of beach and trees. If you ever get the chance to take the trip then do it! It's worth the drive and you'll never see trees like this anywhere else!



5 comments:

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

We're going to Northern MN on Sunday for a few days and I am SOOOO excited! I need a few days to relax!

Meghan said...

Ahh! Such gorgeous scenery! I would LOVE to get a way for a relaxing weekend!

Erin Marie said...

So beautiful!! I've always wanted to visit California. Maybe now that I'm living on the west coast I can make that happen.

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

This looks SO heavenly!! We've been wanting to go up north for a while. I think you've convinced me!!!

Sam M said...

Oh you're making me want to go back there so much! It's so beautiful there. I've totally been to that lighthouse too. That's awesome they upgraded your room.