Armstrong Redwoods Preserve in Sonoma county has been a favorite destination every summer for my family so my 12 year old son is used to seeing redwoods. When I told him about the incredible trees in Humboldt county, he couldn't wait to see them and with that, the 1 night road old-fashioned roadtrip to see the "Big Trees" was born.
I booked a 1 night stay online at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites located in Eureka and got a good deal by not only reserving directly on the hotel's website but also using my AAA membership and rewards account number.
We started our trip in the morning, leaving the house by 9AM and made our way to the 101 Freeway headed North. Since the trip to Eureka was only going to take 4 hours, I had planned a few fun "campy" road stops along the way.
The Drive Thru Tree
The Banana Hut
The Best Grilled Cheese Ever
Avenue of the Giants