My friend and I are coming over to the West Coast in June/July and we had a few questions, googling found this site which has answered some but we'd still like some more advice. We are flying to/from San Francisco and are doing the following route.
San Francisco - Yosemite - Death Valley - Las Vegas - Kingman/Williams - Grand Canyon (south) - Grand Canyon (North) - Bryce Canyon - Monument Valley - Mesa Verde - Route 66 - San Diego - LA - San Francisco.
1. What kind of car will we need to hire for the roads/route, some things say you need a 4WD other say normal cars will do. Its a couple of hundred pounds of difference between the two car types and we don't want to have to spend the extra on a 4WD if its not needed.
2. The route 66 bit, we're thinking of taking 3 nights to do Mesa to San Diego. The first night we're saying in holbrook but any suggestions of places to stay for other two are welcome (palm springs?)
3. Not really a question but if anyone has route suggestions between the places, things we must see, these are welcome too
Thanks in advance