My girlfriend and I are flying into Vegas in late-February and flying out of Phoenix in early-March. We are spending two nights in Vegas and planning on spending the last night of the trip in Phoenix. Beside the time spend in Vegas we have Eight days to drive around the Southwest. We're fine with showing up in Phoenix very late on the last day--only so we have a place to stay near the airport.
The problem, we can't decide on a route. It's either Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Utah/Moab/Monument Valley, Northern Arizona. Or, it's drive to California, head south on the Coast, maybe hit Tijuana, then up through Southern Arizona to Phoenix by way of Tucson.
We're looking for a healthy mix of breathtaking views, scenic drives, relics of Americana, and really strange attractions.
I know it's all a matter of preference, but who has opinions either way? We'd love to hear them!
Thanks in advance.