My family and I are planning a road trip in July from Shreveport to San Diego then to Los Angeles then on to Sequoia National Park. I have the trip for the most part planned out, but I could use a little help with the nightly stops on the road. I have bad luck with just stopping and getting a hotel to stay the night at. I seem to be a magnet to hotels that look really nice and safe, yet turn out to be in a bad neighborhood or highcrime area of a city I know nothing about. If someone asked me where to stay in Shreveport/Bossier City I could tell them just where to go and thats what im hoping to find here. Someone in the know.
Plan is to spend first night on the road in Odessa, Texas at the Days Inn on I-20.
Is this a safe area or do I need to look elsewhere?
Second night in Tucson, AZ at Days Inn on Cracker Barrel Rd.
Good or bad?
Then when we leave the national park and head home I plan to stay the night in Flagstaff, AZ at the Days Inn on S. Woodlands Village Blvd.
Is this a safe bet or do I go on down the road?
Now we're almost home, just one more night on the road and one more day of Daddy are we there yet. This last night will be in Amarillo, TX at the Baymont Inn and Suites on I-40.
Stop or go?
I really never have worried about where I stop at night until I ended up at what looked to me like a really nice ares outside of Birmingham,AL. Boy was I ever wrong. I have two children Ages 10 and 4 and their safety is top priority.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I really don't want to wake up to find my truck stolen a thousand miles from home.