The cost of driving the Oregon and Washington coast

 
LA Times | Travel
 

SLEEPING Hotels: $930 Hotel taxes: $90.24 Tips: $14 MEALS FOR ONE $382.12 ACTIVITIES Admission fees for state parks, national park, national forest, Prehistoric Gardens (Port Orford, Ore.), Sea Lion Caves (Florence, Ore.): $56.95 TRANSPORTATION 31.8 gallons of gas f...


By Christopher Reynolds // 08.08.09
 

SLEEPING

Hotels: $930

Hotel taxes: $90.24

Tips: $14

MEALS FOR ONE

$382.12

ACTIVITIES

Admission fees for state parks, national park, national forest, Prehistoric Gardens (Port Orford, Ore.), Sea Lion Caves (Florence, Ore.): $56.95

TRANSPORTATION

31.8 gallons of gas from service stations: $91.37 (average $2.87 a gallon)

5.4 gallons from Hertz: $43.45 ($8.04 a gallon)

Ferry from Port Townsend to Whidbey Island: $11.15

Car rental plus various taxes and fees: $463.81

On Horizon from LAX to California's Arcata/Eureka airport in McKinleyville, just south of Oregon border: $140.60.

On Alaska from Seattle- Tacoma airport to LAX: $219.60.

Fees for one piece of luggage on each trip: $30.

Tip to baggage handler: $2.

Credit toward future travel after Horizon failed to get luggage on flight: $100.

TOTAL

$2,475.29 (less $100 toward future travel)