I am planning a road trip with my parents from San Diego to Grand Canyon (South RIM) coming long weekend. I am planning to leave SD at around 4:00 AM (early morning) on Saturday 24th May so that I can reach GC by sunset.
I would like to which is the best route to GC from SD, in terms of scenic drives, rest areas (since my parents are not young, frequent stops for nature calls) and accessibility to services. From what I see I have 2 major option, I40 and the I8 route. I would like to know which is best for me.
Since I have my parents (late 50s) with me, I would like to take very safe route (in terms of enough rest areas or gas stations) over a scenic one.
Appreciate your response.