My dad is turning 70 this year and he wants to go somewhere as a family in August but we just can't afford to go where he wants (London, Alaska, Tahiti). I thought maybe he would be ok with a well planned road trip up north. Here is my initial thoughts: Leave San Luis Obispo for Monterey, spend one night. Monterey to San Francisco for 2 nights Then I get stuck. I would like to continue up the coast to areas we haven't been but I don't know where to stay the night. I am interested in Humbolt park or even as far north as Eureka but I just don't know if that is doable. I was also considering heading over to Napa where he could do a balloon ride, which would be special for him. It has been a long time since we were farther north than Vacaville so if anyone has any ideas, please let me know!