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  1. Default Roadtrip in Dec

    I got 3 week off in Dec and I live in Morgantown, WV and I'm planning to go to California.
    First I'm from a very hot weather country and I didn't do much driving in the snow, so my q is do you think it's dangerous to his the road at that time.
    second which cities should I visit in my way to California.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    Thousands of people travel across country every day of the year, all winter long. The nation's economy depends on that - as many of those doing those drives are truckers.

    So there is no reason that planning a trip in winter is by itself dangerous. You do need to take precautions - especially giving yourself time to get off the road and wait out a storm if you do run into bad weather.

    "California" is a huge place. A trip to San Diego would be completely different than a trip to San Francisco, and that would still be completely different than a trip to Redding. Without having a better idea of where in the state you are heading, no one can give you any meaningful advice about routes your where you should stop.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Southern California


    Welcome to RTA!

    I live in southern California, and though I have been driving for 40 years, not much of it has ever been in snow. So I understand what you're worried about. As a matter of fact, I had to drive from the Mid-West to southern California between Christmas and New Years, one year, by myself. I planned several options, dependent on weather forecasts, and ended up being able to take my favorite. You might want to plan several options, and always include an extra day or so to get where you're going, so if unexpected weather shows up, you won't feel "off schedule".


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Melbourne, Australia

    Default Much more than just cities.

    Along almost any route you choose, you will see major attractions, such as national parks, national monuments and places of historical significance, most of which are open all year. A three week cross country trip, even if it is a round trip (or perhaps especially if it is a round trip) should give you the opportunity to visit at least a nice selection, as well as cities along your route.



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