I am well aware there is a ton of stuff on this site re SF - LV but I can't find anything to cover our planned itinerary so apologies for the new thread!
We (three generations aged 6-76) are planning to fly to Los Angeles (cheapest flights) at the end of March 2015, for a 2-week trip. 3/4 nights heading up the coast to SF. A couple of days there and a couple of days in Yosemite.
Questions - can anyone please advise the best places to stay just outside of the park? At that time of year, I assume route 120 is the best option in? Also, I have read that Mariposa Grove is closed?
THEN the big question - we want to go to Las Vegas for a few nights. All the posts I can find are about going over the Tioga Pass which clearly we will not be able to do in April. Are we best going back to SF and flying? Or going via Bakersfield and via Death Valley, or Bakersfield straight to LV? (We have been to Death Valley before so happy with either way.) Whichever route we take, please can anyone advise where a good stopover would be as I understand either way this is a 2 day trip.
Thanks in advance! Can't wait to be back in the US! xx