I m coming over from the UK for another trip and trying to take in as much (as my wife will let me) via a scenic route. last year we drove from SF to LA along the cost which was fantastic Big Sur etc... Although we some how managed to miss a 17 mile scenic road (I believe some where between SF and Monterey, possibly Carmel... I don't rememebr exactly) which everyone we met talked about as being the highlight.. How we missed it I don't know!
The trouble is, we will be doing these drives in a day rather than stopping off to stay so they may be pit-stops rather than really exploring.
This particular trip will mean flying in to Las Vegas
Las vegas to San Diego - Driving
San Diego to Palm Springs - Driving
Palm Springs to LA (to fly home from LA) - Driving.
I read the threads on the drive from Las Vegas to San Diego which I have scribbled down and will be following... Thanks for those
Any tips or suggestions on driving from San Diego to Palm springs would be appreciated...
Oddly perhaps, I enjoy (not shared by too many people) visiting sleepy, back-water (I don't mean that in a derogatory sense), untouched, old fashioned (kind of 50's America for want of a better term) type towns or villages etc... My assumption is that I would probably find more of these driving through the Mid-West than I would the South Western corner but...
1) Any recommendations or places I could include on this leg of my trip?
2) As according to the maps, Joshua Tree is a fairly short drive from Palm Springs - I think this is worth visiting?
3) Lastly before I do more research do you have any tips on things to do and see in and or around San Diego (I have no particular bias so indoor, outdoor, driving, walking, weird or wonderul.. Throw it out there to me!). Lets say within a 50 mile or so radius.
I suggested dropping over the border to Mexico however we have been recommended not to do that in light of the recent trouble in Mexico and also apparently there isn't a great deal to see literally just over the border, only the more touristy type stuff.
Any recommendations and or pointers are graciously received.