Really appreciate it if anyone could offer me some help on my first road trip in the US.
My girlfriend and I are arriving in LA from London in late March for her 30th birthday, we plan to spend a couple nights in LA then hire a car to drive up the pacific coast highway to San Fran. From there drive down to vegas and then back to LA to fly back to home, we have 14 days for our trip and would really appreciate any help on the following:
Where would be a good place for our first night in LA (Sorry, have never been before)
Do you think it would be better to hire a car on the internet before we arrive or when we get there?
I'm told we should spare about 5 days for the drive from LA to San Fran, does that sound about right, and any suggestions for must see places on the way?
Finally (honest!) what would be the best route from San Fran to Vegas and again any must see places on the way and how long should we give ourselves for this journey?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer me.