My cousin and her boyfriend are arriving in Miami late September and planning on driving from there to San Francisco. They are planning a couple of days with family in La and taking the coast road to San Fran, probably taking a couple of days to do this. All together they probably have 24 days between Miami and LA. They'll definately be on a tight budget. They're mid-20's so any advice on hostels would be good, plus probably good motels.
They've asked for some tips for places to go. They'd be looking for great scenery and as much of a taste of american culture as they can get in that time. I've roadtripped there quite a bit but haven't been to Florida, so that's a bit sketchy for me, but imagine they may want to do the Universal / Disney thing. I was thinking of not sending them too far north as I think they will definately be wanting to take in the Grand Canyon, Navajo and Monument Valley. I'm pretty sure they'll want to have a day or two in Vegas and I loved Yosemite so will be recommending it. So I'm thinking of getting them west as quickly as possible so they can spend the time there - but maybe you can advise of places or routes that I don't know of or maybe you would recommend goin a little further north?
I was also going to recommend New Orleans as I thought it was a really unique place.
Also was thinking of sending them up PCH from San Diego so that would be the west coast target.
Any ideas will be gratefully received.