Patrick's Point State Park, California
Distance from SF: 300 miles; five-and-a-half-hour drive
It’s a long drive, but the redwood trees, meadows covered in wildflowers, and staggering shoreline make it all worth it.
Three things to do while you’re there:
1. Find your campground tucked away in a spruce forest, and pitch your tent because Patrick’s Point is home for the next couple of nights.
2. Check out the tide pools at Palmer’s Point. Go at low tide to see ochre sea stars, giant green Pacific anemone, nudibranchs, and more.
3. Visit Sumêg Village, a reconstructed Yurok village, where you’ll see traditional family houses, a sweathouse, changing houses, a redwood canoe, a native plant garden, and more.