Hi ... We are arriving in LA on Mar 2 and leave on Mar 12.
I've lived and travelled extensively in the States when I was much (much) younger and am now returning with my husband and 9 year old daughter. Our only fixed travel plan is a three day park hopper pass which we'll use on our last three days in LA.
Other than that I'd love to show them parts of California and Nevada that I've experienced and loved - but can't remember the travel times or best routes. I'm also cautious about exhausting them with too much time spent in the car so would welcome any advice/itineraries from this great forum of experienced road trippers !
We are stopping in Hawaii for over a week before we return home to Australia so I'm not worried about being busy doing/seeing things as we'll get to relax in Oahu.
Some of my favourite memories and places I'd be keen to revisit include:
Seeing the sea lions at Carmel (or was it Monterey?)
Eating clam chowder from a sour dough "bowl" in San Francisco
Canoeing in the Grand Tetons National Park
The gorgeous US1 scenery
The craziness and bright lights of Las Vegas
The magnificence of the Grand Canyon
Any ideas - from suggested itineraries, places to stay, places to eat, experiences not to be missed - would be very welcome. I'm also not adverse to kindly suggestions to limit the busy-ness ! It's been nearly 20 years since I've been in the States so I'm really excited to be coming back to my second "home".
Thanks in advance road trippers :-)