Staying on the NorCal coast over Labor Day - how far ahead to book?
July 30, 2010 7:04 PM Subscribe
I'm heading up to the northern California coast over Labor Day - will I need to book accommodation ahead of time? (Also, what shouldn't I miss along the way?)
Not being a USA-ian native, I don't know how busy the Labor Day holiday weekend is, and I've booked myself on a road trip that covers the holiday weekend.
I'm going to be driving the 1 north from San Francisco over the long weekend, and I'm thinking of stopping in Bodega Bay, Fort Bragg, and Arcata (give or take). The question is, when should I book accommodation? Do I need to book it NOW NOW NOW because the holiday weekend is always booked out; can I wait until a couple of days beforehand; or can I walk in at 5pm on the day and ask if they've got any rooms?
(And, obligatory - is there anything I shouldn't miss on the drive north from SF? I was thinking of taking the PCH all the way up the coast to Arcata, then the 299 across to Redding, then doubling back down to SF via the 5 and the 101... anything sciencey, nature-y, or photographically interesting is fair game.)