Seeing the redwoods has been on my families bucketlist for quite some time. This year, for our summer trip we are thinking about heading out to see them in July. But they are in the middle of now where! Originally we thought about flying into Portland and driving down to see them, hitting some coastal cities along the way and hitting Crater Lake on the way back up. Issue is that we have to get out there using Southwest points. I have a plethora of points but it's insane how many points it takes to get 5 of us from the east coast to Portland. I'm considering flying into San Jose, and heading north to the redwoods as it's about half the points to get there. Thoughts in that part of CA? Worth seeing or would there be something else out west you all would recommend? We've never been to anywhere out west. Don't care much about LA/San Diego. I've been there for a day or two for work many years ago and don't feel the need to go back. Vegas is not that interesting to us. Slot canyons, high desert, grand canyon etc seem pretty cool. Only have though up to 10 days.