I'm an Irish student and myself and a few friends are travelling to the states for the summer working in LA. Our work contract ends early September and we were planning on hiring a convertible in LA and hitting the road, then flying home from Las Vegas 10 days later.
So far the plan is to leave LA and head to Zion national park to catch some of the fantastic scenery. We will probably spend one night there. We also want to visit the Grand Canyon before heading to Vegas, where we were planning on spending 4-5 days.
As you can probably see we have some spare time at the beginning of the trip and I was wondering does anyone have any recommendations of places we should catch? Is there anything to see or do near the Grand Canyon (other than the canyon itself!)? What is the drive from Zion to Grand Canyon like?
Also, I've been looking at one way car hire and Dollar seems the cheapest, even when you add on the daily surcharge for being under 25. Are they any good?
Any other comments/suggestions/recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance,