We have been looking at doing a road trip to America for a while now and think we have finally decided where to go.
We have decided to do the West Coast this time however trying to make sure we don't miss anything out and that the route is the one for us it what is holding us back.
It is for 4 adults. We are in the process of trying to decide on September/Oct or Nov. Main thing is we want it a bit quieter than the hustle and bustle of peak season
We are quite into a nice scenic trip and would like to see the beautiful national parks, lakes and nature. Therefore spending time in Yosemite is quite important. We also want a day to see Disneyland and Universal (maybe 1 park at the beginning of our stay and 1 at the end). We are considering 2 nights in Las Vegas and 2 nights in San Fran
The route that 1 travel operator has set out for us is
1 night in LA
2 nights Sheraton San Diego Mission Valley
2 nights The New Tropicana Las Vegas
1 night Furnace Creek Ranch Death Valley
2 nights Tenaya Lodge Yosemite
2 nights Galleria Park Hotel San Francisco
1 night Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
1 night Crowne Plaza Ventura
2 nights Sheraton Anaheim
Anyone have any views on whether or not this is a good plan?
We want to see as much as we can (so are spending 2 nights in al the above places necessary?) however we don't want to be driving all the time and missing out.
We are going for 14 nights however can add a bit more if that may be necessary. Is there anywhere that we should certainly not miss whilst we are in the 'area'? Is there any attractions etc in the route that may be of interest? We have read through a lot of the forums on here and continue to try and get some ideas.
Also we have focused on Los Angeles to San Francisco but we don't really know much about the way back (down the coast)
We are very interested to hear any hints or tips anyone may have for us as this is our first time (hopefully not our last) doing an American Roadtrip!