I will be visiting USA next January 2008 with a group of 5 friends (6 counting myself).
On Jan 19th or 20th we'll be flying from Boston to:
- Las Vegas,
- San Francisco or,
- Los Angeles
I would appreciate if you could advice us what should we visit considering our limited schedule.
We've thought arriving Las Vegas, rent a Van and going to Grand Canyon, returning to Vegas and then going to LA. From there, up to San Francisco.
I've been told to do a mix between 1 and 101 Highway.
I don't know whether time will be enough for us to do "that" kind of trip. Perhaps, we should skip Grand Canyon (closed routes due to snow?) and visit only Vegas (spend 1 night there) and then flying to SF or LA to have a "mini" roadtrip through your upper west coast.
If possible, please tell me which routes I should take and also, which spots we can't miss (Carmel has been present in all the advices received till now).
Could you tell me what places and cities should I visit between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Carmel, Monterey, Bis Sur, etc., had been recommended to me.
This will be our first visit to your West Coast.
Help will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance