We are four friends, two guys two girls 24 of age, planning a 4 week vacation in USA this summer from 11. july to 8. august.
The first week we will be in New York and the last three weeks with a rental car on the west coast. We want to see history, movie locations and have a night out in every city!
Our planned route leaving directly from LAX is: San Francisco - Las Vegas - San Diego - Los Angeles, with stops in Yosemite National Park and Grand Canyon.
Any advice on where to stop on the way between cities? What to see and do? How many days in the different cities? Or other useful advices on roadtripping in America?
We are also not sure if its best to pre-book hotels or to keep our options open and just book when we arrive? Don't want to end up in a shitty hotel way outside of the city.. (have already booked hotel in San Francisco since that is our first stop)
Also wondering where its best to stay in Los Angeles and San Diego? by the beaches or in the city center? And where could we stop between Yosemite and Las Vegas?
And last, how does nightlife work in America? Do we have to be on guest lists? What are the cool places?
I know theres a lot of questions, but i will be very happy for any help!
Thanks in advance!