The Oregon Coast Goonies tour
Distance from LA: 1,035 miles; 16hrs
Distance from PDX: 79 miles; 2hrs
Distance from SD: 1,154 miles; 18hrs
Distance from SEA: 199 miles; 4hrs
Distance from SF: 706 miles; 11hrs
Why it's iconic: Basically every mile of the Oregon coast is gorgeous -- an endless, often treacherous stretch of jagged cliffs, whales, fisheries, seafood shacks, clamming, cheese factories, and some of the best damned sunsets you’ll ever see. But our hearts still belong in Goonies country, the stretch between Cannon Beach and Astoria where you can get flashbacks to the time you and Chunk saw One-Eyed Willy’s boat sail out in front of that big rock (it’s called Haystack), hang out at the jail where the Fratellis escaped (it’s the Oregon Film Museum), and kick it on the rainy beach that housed the shack where Sloth ate his Rocky Road (it’s in Ecola State Park, which is also where Bodhi met the 50-year storm in Point Break). Both towns are incredible -- Cannon Beach is a quaint little vacation town, while Astoria is a small fishing/shipping town with great restaurants, the Fort George Brewery, and incredible beaches. Oh, and Kindergarten Cop and Short Circuit were filmed there too. Every human owes themselves at least one Johnny Five pilgrimage.