Hi we are making last minute plans for a road trip from Portland oregon to central / Southern California. We will have from about 8 days. We will probably go 101 down and I-5 back to portland. It is just my husband and I and our 11 yo son. Looking for hotel referrals and what not to miss. I have gone down 101 from Portland to Cresent city so I know what to expect that far. I just have not been south of Crescent City.
Is is feasible or practical to go all the way to LA on 101? or better to go to S.F and then hit I-5? Ive seen I5 so if there are pretty sights then please advise. Looking for hotels/resorts with special (indoor) or very warm outdoor pools/slides etc. Water Park in San Jose is not open until May :( If we make it to LA area then we might go to Univ Studios so would need suggestions of place to stay there as well.
Welcome thoughts and suggestions.