My friends and I have planned a 4-day road trip for Thanksgiving next week. There are 7 of us and we've rented a minivan for the trip.
We plan to start early Thursday morning and get to Las Vegas that evening (a couple of us have never visited here and thought it was a good opportunity). We will spend the evening in Las Vegas and leave early next morning for Grand Canyon (we are going near the Skywalk at the south rim),
hoping to see the Hoover Dam on the way. We then intend to spend the rest of the time at Grand Canyon, then drive straight back to San Francisco on Sunday (not going through Vegas this time).
This being my second long road trip (the first being one out of necessity- I was moving across states), I would love any and all advice, thoughts etc on this trip. We would love to pass through unknown but interesting small towns (especially on the way there) and have a memorable trip. Also any advice on what to do when we get to Vegas and to Grand Canyon would be great. My husband and I are foodies and would love to know where to eat in Las Vegas, which I hear is pretty up there foodwise. (have I heard right?). I know my friends plan to hit the casino but I would love to look around the Strip. Also my husband and quite a few of my friends are avid photographers. Any tips there would be useful too.
Thanks in advance for any advice (or pointing me in direction of previous posts)!