Hmmm..kind of limited as to where I would go.
East goes along the coast and ultimately south.
West goes toward a major city, via miles of Highway
North leads to a large estuary with a "golden Gate" style bridge, which could easily be closed. Otherwise it a long drive around, going west first.
South lead to (at least in part) a range of hills, which I reckon is my best bet, or maybe east at a push.
No relatives or friends outside the city for around 200 miles.
So thats that. Obviously theres a fair bit of country side in most direction which would do - I'm working on it!!