My partner Steve and I are travelling to Las Vegas in just over a week's time for a friends wedding. After a week there we're planning to hire a car and head off for San Francisco on Saturday 1 May. We hope to take three days, arriving in SF on 3 May.

I've had a lovely reply from the moderator with some ideas as to what route options we have etc. However, I wondered if anyone had any absolute 'must see/visit' places en route.

We're planning to have two stop-overs so any suggestions for good places are welcome (as well as suggestions for hotels/motels - is it best to pre-book or OK to just turn up?).

Also, if anyone knows of anywhere reasonable but nice to stay in SF we'd appreciate your input.

We're really looking forward to our trip and any suggestions/ideas/advice you can offer is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in anticipation!