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    Default USA in 7days

    I'm here in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey for the summer. And i'll leaving USA from Los Angeles airport. I have 7 days to tour around...which is very very short and so i plan to make the most of it. Visiting as many places as i can...trying to find those uniquely American places...like you can't find anywhere else in the world. I'm thinking of San Diego, Los Angeles...California, maybe Las Vegas.. Any suggesttions for a good trip? With good stopovers. I was thinking i could rent a caravan for a few days too to sleep on the road..but im not too sure about the laws..and the policies..as in if i rent in from one state do i have to return it back to the exact same station or perhaps i could return the vehicle in another state owned by the same company??? Heh i think you can tell im very much lost...well any help at all will be greatly GREATLY appreciated. Thanks loads~!

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    Default Are you an experienced driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by tudox
    I have 7 days to tour around...which is very very short and so i plan to make the most of it. Visiting as many places as i can...trying to find those uniquely American places...like you can't find anywhere else in the world. I'm thinking of San Diego, Los Angeles...California, maybe Las Vegas.. Any suggesttions for a good trip? With good stopovers. I was thinking i could rent a caravan for a few days too to sleep on the road
    . There are a number of tips and suggestions for renting a RV on this board. Is caravan the same as an RV? One of those threads can be seen here. Yes, you can pick-up in New Jersey and drop in LA, but it is very far more expensive than staying in motels because of the distance you need to travel each day.

    Hmmm -- seven days? Uniquely American? Well, I think I would zoom across the country on I-70 (see the St. Louis arch) and see the plains and zig zag around Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada and then zoom to LAX.

    Mark

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    A Caravan is a Dodge mini-van, yes?

    A one-way rental usually involves a "drop" charge - which is what increases the cost, as Mark mentioned.

    An alternative: Rather than drive one way and suffer those additional charges, why not get a flight to LAX, then rent a vehicle there and use your remaining 6 days to tour some of the southwest or California? You could get to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, S. Utah and San Diego. I think the quality of your trip might be a lot better given the short amount of time you have and you might save a little money.

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    Default Las Vegas as a Western Hub

    Quote Originally Posted by tudox
    I have 7 days to tour around...which is very very short and so i plan to make the most of it. Visiting as many places as i can.
    A variation on Bob's advice -- fly to Las Vegas and rent a van/car/RV here. Within five travel hours time you can be in five national parks and dozens of state and regional parks. Plus, this is Las Vegas and after six days exploring you can catch a quick flight to LAX.

    Mark

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    Even better!

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    I think Mark has a very good idea, making Vegas your start point makes a whole lot of "Americanish" things very reachable. Good luck and don't forget your camera.

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