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  1. Default HELP! LA to Vegas to SF?

    We will be traveling to the West Coast with our two foreign exchange students (two boys, both age 17, one from Brazil and one from Sicily) and want to show them as much as possible in the nine days that we have to spend.

    We will be flying into LA on Friday, April 8, spending three nights in the area (Fri, Sat, Sun). Then we are considering either driving to Las Vegas for one or two nights and then on to San Francisco OR driving up the California coast to San Francisco, spending two days on the road. We need to end up in San Francisco by the evening of Thursday, April 16. SO we have three nights to play with. Is it realistic to make the trip to Vegas, see the Grand Canyon, and/or Yosemite in that time? Is there a route that makes sense?

    Would you recommend one option (Vegas vs. Pacific Coast) over the other?

    My husband and I will be splitting the driving. We know LA and Vegas well, SF just OK, and have never made the drive from LA to SF, so do not know what to see or do along that route.


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    Green County, Wisconsin

    Default if it were me

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    Vegas isn't a great town for teens. So much of the town is built around the casinos that being under 21 can be kind of frustrating. Certainly just seeing the things on the strip is something, and there are shows and that sort of thing, but considering your time constraints and the time of year (which limits your options traveling from Vegas to SF), I think I would skip it for this trip. Instead, I think I would drive up the coast as far as Monterey and then go over to Yosemite. I'd probably end up spending on night on the central coast, on night near Monterey, and then your 3rd night in Yosemite.

    Of course there are thousands of threads about trips between these points on this forum, so you should also search around a bit to get more great ideas for things to see and places to stop.

  3. Default Thank you!

    That makes a lot of sense...I didn't know if Yosemite was too far out of the way if we drove up the coast. I guess it came down to a choice between the Grand Canyon versus Yosemite and it sounds like Yosemite wins!

    Thanks for the input :-)

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