Hello everyone and Thank You for this fantastic forum!
Me and my girlfriend are planning a small road trip this year. (I will be our first road trip too)
We are flying to LA from Canada on August 19.
This is my plan for now:
See LA around 3 days
Travel to SF via highway 101 (I plan to see things along the way, suggestions would be very welcomed) – I don’t want to drive to SF in one day. Instead spend a night at a motel and see more/make more stops.
At this point I will take a day or 2 to set up for burning man festival
Drive to Reno Nevada (maybe see some things on the way, any suggestions as to what?)
After burning man is done I still have few days to spend. I will probably drive back to SF (I don’t know if there is anything to see in Reno, is there?)
And finally I want to spend last few days in San Francisco Bay area.
So here are some questions I wanted to ask.
Any tips of renting a car for people under 25 (I am 23years old any they try to charge me additional $20-25 per day)
Any tips on car insurance. Does anyone know if any insurance covers “off-road” driving ? and generally, what insurance coverage do I need? (I want to be save)
About places to see..
So as I mentioned I will be really grateful if people can suggest places to see in and around LA, highway 101, SF, and on the way from SF to Reno.
Also, I wanted to camp at a beach on Pacific Coast.. Is there a good place to do it? What can you suggest? (preferably near SF or on the way from LA to SF)
I also wanted to see redwoods, but I found that that best parks are way up north (out of my way). Can I see redwoods without doing too far north in Cali? Please suggest the parks you like?
Finally any other suggestions about this will be useful. Feel free to suggest a better plan if you think mine sucks. My dates are August 18 to September 8. I will be at burningman festival aug27 to sept3.
Thanks to everyone for contributions!