Hi all. First post in here. What a great forum!
We are a Danish family with 2 kids (age 3 and 6) going to the US this summer. We will spend 2 weeks with family in NY and then fly to San Francisco. We have 10 days before flying home from LA, so we plan a 10 day road trip between SF and LA last week in July and first week of August.
I know there are several threads on this route, but I would appreciate any tips for these 2 specific weeks - bearing in mind it's a family with small kids. So wine tastings, theatre night etc will have to wait for another trip :-)
It's a short distance between the 2 cities, so with 10 days we have time for a bit of zig zagging and improvising. Besides of course the beautiful nature on the route, we are interested in American history and culture and small towns you don't necessarily read about in guide books.
We are looking for:
Any special events, festivals etc
Unusual, off the beaten track sightseeing
Places for kids
Hotels/motels to stay
Small charming towns
Any tips will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot!!