This is my first post here but have read the many interesting and informative articles before- so hope you can help me to!
Rather excitingly I have front row tickets for Cher's final show at Caesers Palace, Las Vegas on February 5th 2011, and as i'll be coming from England for it I thought i'd make the most of the trip and do the route above, I have seen the video of "The Other route to Vegas" and so think i'm going to do that from Vegas to LA- Driving through Death Valley as winter seems the best time to do that. I think we'll stop at Stovepipe wells as there is so much I want to see in the valley it would be a shame to push it in 1 day.
I'm a bit unsure of plans from then on and this is where any advice will be welcome.
I think we'll stay 2 days in LA- one day for Universal Studio's and one for a bit of sight seeing. then we intend to drive up route 1 PCH to San Francisco. Is the Highway 1 worth doing even in winter? I understand it has rock falls and mud slides so would check those things before leaving, It sounds like the weather is so unpredictable especially the further North you go but as i'm there it seemed silly to miss even trying to use see the route.
LA - San Francisco looks like it could be to far to do with one overnight stop really and enjoy everything there is to see along the way. I want to stay at the Maddonna inn in San Louis Obispo and have been wondering wether to stop in Monterey as well? Again, is this worth doing in the winter?
Then Monterey to San Francisco via "The San Jose Mystery House" which looks great!
Anyway, thanks in advance for your help and am already so excited about the trip!