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    Default New York to Los Angeles in January

    Hi all...

    My brother is moving to Los Angeles from New York this winter. We thought it would be a fun adventure to drive but we are concerned about the weather, road conditions, etc. We are from Louisiana so we don't have much experience driving in winter weather. If we did drive we would want to stop and see as much as possible. Any suggestions???

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    Welcome!

    What are your interests and how long do you have to take this trip? What will you be driving, and will you be towing a trailer?

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    We will be driving a car, no trailer. We would like to stop by Mt. Rushmore, somewhere in CO to ski, Grand Canyon and Vegas. We
    are planning on taking about 2 weeks off from work.

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    I'm going to assume that you have about 10-12 days for the one way drive from New York to Los Angeles and that you will be flying back to New York. You really don't have time enough for a complete driving round trip, AND help your brother get moved in, AND visit all the places and engage in the all the acti9vities you'd like, AND leave time for possible (probable?) weather delays, AND be ready to go back to work when you get home. So with that assumption of 10-12 days...

    A few sites that you're going to be driving right by in any event would include, Cuyahoga Valley National Park just south if Cleveland and the world class Natural History Museum in town; Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore just east of Chicago and of course that city as well; a bit of whimsey perhaps in Baraboo WI - Circus World Museum; the Corn Palace in Mitchell SD and Wall Drug in Wall; Badlands National Park. and Wind Cave National Park. After your visit to Mount Rushmore, your best bet is to head for Denver and then take I-70 west. There are several ski towns just off that major road including Breckenridge and Vail. Once out into Utah, Arches National Park, Four Corners and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park are all on your way to the Grand Canyon, and between the Canyon and Las Vegas, there's one of the longest remaining pieces of old Route 66 between Seligman and Kingman going through Peach Springs. On the final leg to Los Angeles there's Mojave National Preserve and perhaps Joshua Tree National Park. You can see why 10-12 days, one-way, is barely enough.

    AZBuck

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    Thank you so much AZ buck!

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