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Best Places to Drive Your New Honda Near the Bay Area

2023 Honda HR-V Sport | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

Now that you’re behind the wheel of your new Honda CR-V, Civic, or Pilot, it’s time to have some fun! The Bay Area boasts dozens of beautiful scenic driving routes, and here are a few that are sure to help you unwind after a week of commuting, family hauling, and errands.

Sir Francis Drake Boulevard

You’ll see a little bit of everything on your drive along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. This scenic route begins in Marin, and you’ll encounter small towns, big redwoods, and lovely views en route to majestic coastal dunes, yellow sands, and a historic lighthouse at Point Reyes.

Wildcat Canyon Road

Heading south from Vallejo, you can get to Wildcat Canyon Road via I-80 or San Pablo Dam Road. This route takes you through Tilden Park and the Berkeley Hills while providing sweeping views of Berkeley and San Francisco. Be sure to stop at Inspiration Point and take it all in!

Highway 1

Highway 1 curves along the Pacific coastline for hundreds of gorgeous miles. The stretch just south of Pacifica is an especially fun one. Be sure to stop at spots like Mori Point, Gray Whale State Cove Beach, and Pigeon Point Lighthouse on your way to Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz.

Your new Honda will be good to go, but if you’re driving a vehicle you’ve owned for a while, make time to stop at Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo to get caught up on service before heading out on your scenic adventure!

2020 Honda Pilot | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

How to Transport a Paddleboard on Your Honda SUV or Truck

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Whether you stick near the San Francisco Bay area or head south to Big Sur, there are plenty of waves to catch along the Pacific coast here in California. Paddleboarding has become a popular hobby among outdoorsy folks in Vallejo, so here’s some advice on how to transport a paddleboard in your Honda SUV or truck from Avery Greene Honda.

Transporting a paddleboard in a Honda truck

You may be tempted to simply toss your paddleboard in the bed of your Honda Ridgeline and hit the road, but you should take the time to secure it properly. Use the cargo tie-down hooks to rope down the paddleboard tightly so it doesn’t slide around or lift off while you’re driving on the highway.

A great tool for transporting a paddleboard in a Honda truck is a truck rack, which allows you to store your board horizontally and still have room for other equipment. Pads are also essential so the board doesn’t knock against the tailgate and receive damage.

Transporting a paddleboard in a Honda SUV

Securing a paddleboard in a Honda SUV is not as straightforward, especially if you drive a compact crossover like the CR-V. Installing a roof-rail rack to your Honda SUV is the best solution; it provides easy rooftop fastening and transportation without impeding on seating space within the cabin.

If you don’t have roof rails on your Honda SUV, you’ll have to slide the paddleboard into the cabin. Buy some foam blocks and bungee cords to keep the board from sliding around while you drive.

Larger SUVs like the Pilot are big enough to hold a paddleboard with the liftgate closed, but you may need to stick the board out the rear or side windows. If you do, make sure it’s not obstructing your view or being a hazard to other drivers.

Want to install some paddleboard transportation accessories on your Honda SUV? Contact the parts department at Avery Greene Honda.

3 Great Halloween Events near Vallejo, CA

Halloween Events | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

Here at Avery Greene Honda, we love October. In addition to the pumpkin food and drinks, this month brings plenty of fun frights. Here in the San Francisco Bay area, you’ll find plenty of ways you can celebrate the spooky season this year — including these great Halloween Events near Vallejo.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest

If you like thrills, Six Flags is the place to go. In addition to white-knuckled rides on soaring roller coasters, guests visiting the amusement park during October can experience a variety of Halloween-themed entertainment. Walk through the haunted attractions (if you dare), snack on some pumpkin treats while watching a live show, and come face-to-face with costumed ghouls on the streets. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a must for adrenaline junkies during October!

Vallejo Floating Pumpkin Patch

For families in Vallejo who prefer less scary Halloween activities, head to John F Cunningham Aquatic Complex on October 23-24. That weekend, the massive pool will be filled with pumpkins. Instead of picking your favorite gourd from a patch, you will have to swim to nab that perfect jack-o-lantern from the Floating Pumpkin Patch.

Annual NorCal HearseCon

We at Avery Greene Honda are massive gearheads, so the Annual NorCal HearseCon at Halloween’s NightMARE Island is a highlight for us every year. What could be better at Halloween than a spooky car show? Check out the many decorated hearses as the costumed undead model with them on Saturday, Oct. 23.

Keep your Honda from giving you a fright this fall: Make sure you give it a seasonal tune-up this season at Avery Green Honda. Schedule a service appointment now.

Best Places to See Wildflowers Near Vallejo, CA

Wildflowers Near Vallejo | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

Spring is here, which means flowers are blooming across California. If you’re wondering where you can go to see the beauty of wildflowers in action, never fear — we have just the list for you. Here are some of the best places to go see wildflowers near Vallejo.

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

If you want a weekend road trip this spring, there are likely few that you will enjoy as much as the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. A little over five hours south of Vallejo, these hills are awash in orange as the wild poppies come to life, making this locale a prime wildflower-watching destination during March and April. You can even take the Pacific Coast Highway south for some ways, enjoy the beauty of the ocean while you bask in the sunshine California is sure to offer.

Palos Verdes Peninsula

Wildflowers bloom year-round on the Palos Verdes Peninsula due to its coastal location. It’s especially beautiful in March and April, though, filled to the brim with a variety of flowers to look for. Buckwheat with soft white blooms, cactus flowers, native milkweed, cliff aster, and more create a riot of color that’s hard to not fall in love with. It’s a bit more than a 6.5-hour drive from Vallejo, but it’s well worth it.

Point Mugu State Park

With over 900 native plants that in the Santa Monica Mountains, it’s easy to find a patch of them in Point Mugu State Park. Try checking out the Chumash Trail, where chocolate lily and globe gilia are known to grow and enjoy the beauty of nature and the sunshine as you go. This State Park is about six hours from Vallejo.

If you’re looking to start off spring with an equally vibrant new ride, visit Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, California. We have a great selection of new and pre-owned Honda vehicles just waiting for you to test drive.

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