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    Hi Guys, what a great site, so useful!
    I am part of a small team who are going to film a road trip with our presenter from England.
    We want to travel from LA to Vegas over 7 days. we will start in santa monica.we want to meet interesting
    real americans along the way and vist intereesting off beat places as well as the classics.
    i think we are planning to do the old R66 but we want to wonder abit aswell. would appreciate any recommendations
    and advice.thanks for your time
    Joe

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    hi there,

    when are you travelling, myself and 3 friends are driving NY to LA in sept,
    we've been looking at lots of places around La and Vegas.

    Hoover Dam, and Grand Canyon are obvious ones, and quite near Vegas.
    lake Havasu city loosk interesting, with that bridge that was dismantled in London spanning the thames. and shipped away and rebuilt in Arizona. Death Valley National park might be worth a look.

    which channel R ya fliming for? Whos the presenter? Im nosey sorry!

    cheers

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    we are doing our first trip on the 1st of August. so we have very litlle time.
    we love the london bridge idea, we have it pencilled in. though its America that we really want to get our teeth into not relics of our own country.
    its a pilot show, so dont know which channel it will be on yet.
    hoover damn is also a good one, cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joinseph
    Hi Guys, what a great site, so useful!
    I am part of a small team who are going to film a road trip with our presenter from England.
    We want to travel from LA to Vegas over 7 days. we will start in santa monica.we want to meet interesting real americans along the way and vist intereesting off beat places as well as the classics. i think we are planning to do the old R66 but we want to wonder abit aswell. would appreciate any recommendations and advice.thanks for your time
    Joe
    7 days? Lots of stops.. hmmm.. August will be hot! There are are lots of seasonal activities going on, which you might go to, besides the list here. Most of those though, are in the cooler months. (Sailing the dry lakes, amateur, rocket launches on Lucerne Dry Lake, 4 wheeling meets and expeditions through the desert mountains, etc.)

    - Mission Inn in Riverside, CA
    - ZZyzx, near Baker CA (interesting history)
    - Mojave National Preserve
    - Kelso
    - Kelso Dunes
    - Mitchell Caverns
    - Old Route 66 through Amboy
    - Trilobyte fossil beds near Cadiz
    - Amboy Crater
    - "Baghdad Cafe" on old Route 66
    - White Mountains/ Red Rock Canyon near Vegas
    - Death valley -- Scottie's Castle, Racetrack, Badwater, Artist's Palette, Zambriskie Point, Furnance Creek
    - Joshua Tree National Park
    - Samuelson's Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park
    - Indian Intaligos about 10 miles north of Blythe, CA
    - China Ranch near Tecopa California

    You've already gotten Hoover dam, and Lake Havasu as suggestions. Lake Mead has some interesting places and the folks who do houseboating there.

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    Hi Joinseph and welcome to the RTA forum!

    In addition to Larrison and Duncman's excellent suggestions, you could drive the Extraterrestrial Highway and stop by Area 51 in Nevada. Valley of Fire SP is a neat place to explore and is located just outside Las Vegas. Check out the Queen Mary Vessel-Hotel in Long Beach and the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. For fun beaches, head to the famous Muscle Beach and to Venice Beach's Ocean Front Walk to meet all kinds of people.

    Have a great trip and put lots of sunscreen!:o)
    Gen

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    thats great, thanks for your suggestions. i'll look into all of these suggestions.
    And i will definately be stocking up on factor 50.
    cheers again really helpful!

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