my girlfriend and i come from Belgium, but we'd like to visit the western half of the USA. We are thinking about a roadtrip around March-April 2008 for about two weeks.
Our main points of interest would be Los Angeles, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, ... I was thinking of taking the plane to San Francisco and drive down to LA. The idea is to make a loop and end up back at our starting point. We are used to driving long distances for our jobs, so we don't mind spending hours driving. We also have experience in camping.
Our total budget would be somewhere in the 2500 USD range. We'd buy food from supermarkets and grocery shops to save money for the rest.
Edit: We're both 23 years old.
So i was wondering about the following things:
* Would San Francisco be a good starting point? Any other possibilities?
* What are must-see things we should certainly stop by? (urban or not, doesn't matter)
* Can you recommend us places to spend the night, is camping a better idea?
Thanks a bunch, I really appreciate the advice!