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  1. Default July 5 to 21 LA to SF thru Yosemite and DV onto LV, Grand Canyon and back to Vegas??

    Really Rough Draft:
    So we are on another road trip 2 adults and a 10 yr old girl (from Fl so do Disney here)*
    Does this sound reasonable, unrushed? *
    Any suggestions of a 'don't miss this'?
    Suggestions are welcomed!!!

    July 5 to July 8. * (4 nights)
    Rooms confirmed
    Arrive at noon LAX

    LA - Hollywood-Venice beach -Santa Monica

    Hollywood walk of fame
    Hollywood sign
    Movie star home tour (outside the Chinese theater )
    Chinese *(possible movie there) n Kodak theater
    Sunset strip

    Paramount/another studio tour
    Beverly hills rodeo drive
    Muholland drive (Hollywood hills)
    The Grove & Farmers market, Olvera st

    Venice beach*
    Santa Monica Pier


    July 9 *(1 night).*
    Room confirmed

    Leave LA early drive up to Malibu, Santa Barbara (possible stop at Stearns Wharf)
    Getting room in Ventura
    ((**if light enough take ride to see Hearst Castle))

    July 10 and July 11. * * * ((( maybe we should find a hotel on fly))))

    Leave Ventura drive along hwy 1
    Stopping to see and adventure
    Big Sur - Julia Pfeiffer State Park - picnic and hike to waterfalls

    Keep driving get a room in Santa Cruz , Carmel or Monterey bay area
    Monterey Bay (stop to see the sea lions) before going to
    Santa Cruz boardwalk (get a room)


    July 12 and July 13. * (2 nights)
    Room confirmed

    Heading to San Fransico*
    Pier 39
    Golden gate bridge
    Alcatraz tour
    City tour
    Haight *Ashbury


    July 14.*

    4 1/2 hour drive to
    Yosemite National Park

    Find a room ((maybe Mammoth Lakes or up near Bodie))

    July 15*

    3hrs to*
    Death Valley
    Stay the night/or just drive to Vegas

    ************************************************** *****************

    *July 16 to 21
    Rooms confirmed

    About 4 hrs to
    Las Vegas
    Strip .. Maybe a show
    Top of the world restaurant - at Stratosphere

    ***** July 18 *or 19
    Maybe get a room near GC*

    About 5 hours to Grand Canyon

    Drive back to Vegas and do the tourist thing
    For 20 and 21
    Late flight out on 21 st from Vegas*


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    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO



    I see an issue on the 9th - it's 4 hours from Ventura to San Simeon. I'd recommend you change your booking from Ventura to farther up the coast on that night, and book a Hearst Castle tour for the 10th.

    You are going to need more than just half a day to see Yosemite. I'd get a room on the 14th on the west side of the park, then the next day go over Tioga Pass. Spend the night of the 15th in Bishop, then on the 16th go through DV to LV.

    You will need an overnight to see the GC.

  3. Default

    Thanks Gic :)
    Will have to skip Hearst Castle, and just explore Ventura a little I guess :) Ventura is a 'have to' so I'm sure it will be great anyway! Thought Ventura was alot closer to castle (45 mins ooops!)
    But will definitely follow your advice on everything else!!!

    Thanks so much ... Getting excited now!

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