Brace yourselves for one of the most epic drives you could ever go on: The Avenue of the Giants.
The name says it all, but this world-famous scenic drive really is a must-do in anyone’s California holiday. Driving through the Humboldt Redwoods State Park is a unique experience all by itself, but if you have time make sure you stop at the several viewing points and go on at least one of the many hiking trails at the park.
The park is straight out of a fairy-tale, you could be forgiven for looking for fairies and elves as you walk along. It is a magical place, but also an adventure-land for children who love the outdoors, especially mini-climbers. The gigantic fallen tree-trunks are insanely big, and offer a great challenge and beautiful views over the woods.
+ where to stay: There are several campsites in Humboldt State Park. We felt very jealous of the folk staying in such a special spot, so book a space if you can.
+ useful maps: Avenue of the Giants Brochure