This site is a fantastic resource, soooo much information and advice it's a real godsend....thing is I'm still a bit stuck.
4 of us, all grown ups, have begun to plan a roadtrip for next September. All by car, staying in motels and hotels. (One of us has watched far too many teen horror movies to let us rent an RV or camp).
I've read lots of posts which cover the same area, but most seem to be going the other way....sort of clockwise from SF to LV. We had planned to go the other way. So first question.....
1. Is there a reason for doing this trip in a particular way?
We were thinking of renting a car, possibly a 4X4. So next questions.
2. Is a 4X4 a good idea?
3. Are there any suggestions for car hire companies in LV?
This is the sort of route we were thinking about, but nothing written in stone as yet so any advice or 'must sees' are very, very welcome.
Hoping to leave early Sept spending 21 or so days.
Days 1-3 Arrival and LV
Day 4 Straight thru Death Valley
Days 5-6 Yosemite
Days 7-9 SF
Days 10-11 Monterey
Day 12 San Luis Obispo
Days 13-15 LA (possibly visit Disney)
Days 16-17 San Diego
Day 18 Palm Springs
Days 19-20 Back to LV
Day 21 Fly home
Thanks for any thoughts,