We love the states (from UK) and like to visit at least once a year and combine skiing with a major city - we travel as a group of four adults and four kids. We normally come for 14 to 16 days at a time. So far we have done Breckenridge+Denver+fly to Vegas and this year San Francisco+ Lake Tahoe. Where do we go next Easter?! To complicate matters we have free ski passes for next year so feel we'll go back to Lake Tahoe (suckers for a bargain...). What city / region do we combine with? Is LA safe for kids? Is it better to go to San Diago? New York and fly into Reno? Or Northern California - where do we fly into to see Redwoods etc. Any ideas anyone?? We're happy to drive about 4 -6 hours in any one day and like to spend about 4 to five days not skiing. We'll fly anywhere as long as the initial flight is direct from UK (london).
You have a great country, great attitude and SPACE -lucky, lucky people - in your words - totally awesome! Thanks a lot Maddie