California’s Redwood Coast, a 175-mile (297.5 km) stretch of coastal and forested terrain located in the north of the U.S. Golden State, ranked as the hottest travel destination in 2018, CBS news channel reports.
On the eighth annual list released by Lonely Planet, who asks its community of travel experts to decide on the most compelling destinations to visit in the year ahead, the region along Northern California’s coast, four hours drive from the the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco, sits atop for its wild and scenic view.
Lonely Planet California editor Sarah Stocking singled out the Redwood Coast as “a vast and varied experience that every traveler should have. It’s a great place to get back to nature, cut ties with your smart phone and soak in its iconic redwood trees, coastline, quirky towns and more.”
Some famous parks locate in Redwood Coast, including Redwood National Park and Humboldt Redwoods State Park. There are no palm-flanked beaches and very few surfboards but full wonder of California’s 2,000-year-old redwoods, some reaching 20 stories high.
In 2018, to celebrate 100th anniversary of Save the Redwoods League, the conservation organization offers free entry to over 40 redwood state parks every second Saturday of each month.
For the other best spots to visit in 2018, Florida’s “Space Coast,” bustling brewery-centric Boise of Idaho state and Southeastern Utah were also selected by the travel guide guru.