First of all... this a great website. The plethora of information on this site is simply incredible.
Coming back to the matter in hand... I want to take my wife on a road trip in California. We are both under 30.
Dates: Aug 22 - Sept 6 - 2 weeks
I will fly out from NYC to SFO or SMF and rent a car from there.
I was hoping to include the following in the intenary:
Sacramento - 1 night. I have a friend whom i have to visit.
San Fran - 2 days / 2 nights - do the loca tourist attractions.
Drive down from north to south on the coastal road - What places should i plan on stopping at and for what duration.
San Diego - 2 days / 2 nights - lazy around on the beach... is there anything else to do here?
LA - 3 days / 2 nights.. do the universal studios - disney land - hollywood blvd - rodeo drive etc.. check out some night clubs (recommendations?)
take the US5 from LA to SFO and fly back to NYC... Both of us love water. Never been to CA for travelling.
I am assuming $900 for the flight. $750 for the rental car. $500 for gas. $1400 for hotel and motel stays. $ 1400 for food and recreation including all tickets and such - is that a fair estimate?