First of all what a fab website, have spent the last couple of hours reading through some of the posts and have to say there's some great information on here, so here goes for my 1st post.
Were arriving at lax from the UK in september, at the moment we have only 2 accomodations booked as we like to just stop if we like the look of somewhere.
The route were (me & hubby late 40'S) thinking of goes like this.
Lax staying over somewhere between Lax - San Diego maybe Newport Beach ?
San Diego - Palm Springs or Dessert Springs heard Dessert Springs is nicer ?
from there head to Grand Canyon staying at Yavaipia lodge for 1 night (booked) hoping to stay for 2 but only 1 night available at the moment, will keep checking if not stay in Tusayan, is this a good choice.
from GC head towards Death Valley not that bothered about staying in LV as we done this part of the route a few years ago (opposite way round DV-LV-GC) maybe take a detour to some where else.
On to Death Valley staying 2 night's at Stovepipe Wells (booked) i just love this place its basic but clean and if your going to stay in the dessert under a roof it should be here not somewhere 4-5* with green grass around it (IMHO) ;-) last time we were here it was just after the flood's so didnt get to see some of the sights of DV
from here were not sure of our route open to suggestions for more outstanding views, NP's, Lakes, etc before heading back to Lax for our flight home.
would love to here any ideas on things to do & see in any of the places were staying.
anyone done this route
Where did you go, and the best views in GC and DV
Any detours you may have, would like to see some of the big trees were do you think we could fit this in.
Looking forward to reading your replys
Thanks to you all in advance