My husband and I are coming from New Zealand to the USA in late July. We will fly into Los Angeles and plan to start our trip by getting a rental car and doing a Grand Circle road trip of the Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon, probably returning the car to Las Vegas or possibly driving up to San Francisco.
We have been wondering how difficult it will be to negotiate the traffic and find our way out of Los Angeles. If we picked a car up at the airport would we be likely to have problems heading out of the city? Would we be better to consider getting public transport to somewhere out of Los Angeles and picking up a rental car there?
While we have had some experience driving in Europe a few years ago we will be trying to get used to driving on the opposite side of the road and also dealing with volumes of traffic that are unfamiliar. The population of Los Angeles is almost equivalent to the whole population of NZ!
We'd really appreciate some of your thoughts on this.
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