This is my first effort at using this site and have been advised by Mark to try asking my question to all to see what options are best...
Next summer (August 14) we are planning on coming from the UK with my wife and 3 kids all aged 10 to 15 to do a west coat trip
We are starting in Vegas as that's where the cheapest flights were available and ending after 21 nights to fly out of San Diego
After just a few nights in Vegas we are going to hire a large car(suv) and drive to Yosemite where we have booked accommodation in Ahwahnee for 2 nights ( a friend recommended this to us) then from here the plan was then to drive to San Francisco
and spend 2 or 3 nights in a nice hotel was suggested the Westin ST Francais, but after this stop I am not sure which order to go and which cities to aim to stop in, had been suggested that From San Francisco we head to LA but stopping en route in Monterey/Carmel Area and possibly also stop in San Luis Obispo before going onto LA/Beverly Hills but so many places such as Laguna Beach, Monarch Beach, Huntington Beach have been suggested or maybe to go straight to San Diego as this is where are flight back to the UK is leaving from.
My main question is :-
I wanted to see if you could help suggest in which order we do our 6 or maybe 7 stops
We want to have a variety of places to see and activities to do so that the kids don't get bored, but that they do have some experiences and see the right sites in each city , but also want to be able to stay at some nice hotels and have a bit of relaxing time without getting back in the car after just 1 night stops as we will no doubt have plenty of luggage...
Hope the above doesn't sound to complicated and if any of you who may read this happen to of done a similar trip and have a sort or itinery city by city and even good hotel recommendations then would be really grateful if you were able to share these with me.
If you have any links or sites you can refer me to it would really be appreciated