as everyone was so helpful on my roadtrip across the deep south and vegas and the grand canyon last year I've come back for more.
This time I have 15 full days. My hubby and I are flying in from Sydney to LAX on Fri 29th June at 5pm and we depart LAX for home on Saturday 13th June at 11:30pm.
Our intial thinking is that we want to spend some time in San Francisco (why are we flying into LAX? cheap flights that I couldn't resist). Anyway, I don't think we'll need 2 weeks in San Fran, so we've started thinking of what else we could see and do.
Fly in to LAX, hire a car and drive north, don't have any interest in staying in LA at all. So far I've heard amazing things about the coastal road, highway 1?, so we thought we could take out time and drive north making our way to Seattle. If this sounds like a good idea, then suggestions of places we shouldn't miss would be great. We'd like a couple of days max in Seattle, then as we don't want to drive the 1,400km back to LAX, we would fly to San Fran and have about 6 days to see the sights. Before getting an afternoon/early evening flight on the 13th back to LAX to catch our 11:30pm flight to Sydney.
I don't know a lot about San Fran other than its brilliant and I simply have to go. I found a company Blazing Saddles that rents bikes so for one day we want to cycle around the bay over the golden gate bridge around to Tiburon. Obviously Alcatrez is a must see, and as we're both huge foodies who love tasting the best the city can offer I'm looking for any great restaurant recommendations. I think theres a Giants game on the 12th, so that would be great to go to.
So I guess the drive to Seattle would take maybe 7 days, then a couple of days in Seattle, then the rest in San Fran. Does that sound reasonable? Also as we drive north, would a stop in the Napa valley be easy to do or is it out of the way..
Things we both like doing are eating at great restaurants, lots of live music, getting out and seeing amazing sites, bike riding, art galleries.
Hope that's enough information.
thanks for any advice you can pass on