I have some time off from work in the beginning of August and have to decided to take a road trip with 3 other friends. I've come up with a seemingly solid plan, but since this is my first I thought I'd run it by some of the seasoned road trip veterans of this board for any advice.
We'll be starting out from George, WA after a concert on July 31st. Our first leg will take us to Wells, NV where we plan to spend the night at a campground or somewhere cheap.* The next day, August 1st, we plan on driving to Las Vegas and spending two nights there. Our third leg will begin on August 3rd, we will drive from Vegas to Burbank, CA in hopes of getting tickets to the Jay Leno Show! The next day we will drive up to Chico, CA where I have family and plan on spending the night. From this point we are driving up to Redwood Forest National Park to spend the day/night. Following this, we will drive our final leg back home to Tacoma, WA on August 6th, a week after leaving from George, WA.
I placed an asterisk next to my stop in Wells, NV. I'm sure many of you have at least driven through here. I was wondering if this is a good place to stop, or if maybe there is a more interesting place to rest for the night somewhere within an hour of Wells.
Also, if anybody knows of any cool or interesting roadside and natural attractions along the entire route, I'm very open to suggestions! Thanks!