Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Default Florida to California Summer Road Trip

    Hi,
    My friends and I are about to graduate and would like to plan a road trip from Florida out to California for a few weeks. The plan is to see as much as possible. We already know we want to see the Grand Canyon, The Petrified Forest, The Hoover Dam, Painted Desert, Las Vegas and California. Along the way we'd like to see Louisiana, Arizona, New Mexico...but we'd like to camp when at all possible. Is this feasible on this route? If so any ideas where or the cost. We are poor college students so we are trying to do this on a budget, the gas costs are already close to $500 each way so any where we can cut corners. We are just looking for a nice break after a lot of hard work. Any ideas on how to pull this trip off would be awesome. We are planning on going sometime in July/August. Thanks for any information.
    ASV

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Washington state coast/Olympic Peninsula
    Posts
    3,318

    Default Congratulations on the upcoming graduations!

    And welcome to the Roadtrip America forums.

    We already know we want to see the Grand Canyon, The Petrified Forest, The Hoover Dam, Painted Desert, Las Vegas and California.
    This is a very popular trip. Check out this post where AZBuck has a list of great discussions about many of the places you're planning to visit. I know this will give you a lot of good ideas. But feel free to ask for more input if you need it.

    Along the way we'd like to see Louisiana, Arizona, New Mexico...but we'd like to camp when at all possible. Is this feasible on this route?
    Yes, it's all very do-able. Finding campgrounds is fairly easy along your entire route. You might want reservations at some extremely popular places like the Grand Canyon but, most of the way, reservations shouldn't be needed. It sounds like you're familiar with camping. But, if not, this should give you some helpful tips. If you are a member of AAA, or know someone who is, their guidebooks are free and full of information. Make sure you get their guide to campgrounds to find campsites. Or you might get one of these campground guidebooks. Since you'll be tent-camping, you might want to get one that is specifically geared to tenting.

    If so any ideas where or the cost. We are poor college students so we are trying to do this on a budget, the gas costs are already close to $500 each way so any where we can cut corners.
    Camping is definitely a great way to cut costs. Eating out of your cooler for most meals is a huge cost-saver, too. And this should give you info you need to start planning a realistic budget.

    Hope this helps a bit. Feel free to ask more questions.

Similar Threads

  1. 1st road trip in Florida - need suggestions
    By imported_Cindy in forum Planning Summer RoadTrips
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-05-2015, 10:11 AM
  2. summer road trip reno to seattle
    By helen clark in forum Planning Summer RoadTrips
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-03-2007, 10:50 AM
  3. Big Daddys on the Biggest Road Trip Ever
    By Big Daddy in forum Fall & Winter RoadTrips
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 03-06-2005, 08:20 PM
  4. Road trip report - Seattle to Yosemite
    By S in forum Fall & Winter RoadTrips
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-26-2004, 07:46 AM
  5. Need summer road trip ideas for travelling with a child
    By nypddmom in forum Planning Summer RoadTrips
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-01-2004, 08:09 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Find the Perfect Hotel
    Search RoadTrip Motels
    Enter city name

    Loading...



  • MORE STORIES