Hi, I知 planning the above trip with my Wife to be starting June 29th for our Honeymoon. I知 pretty settled on the first half of the holiday. I知 flying into LA and staying 4 nights in Santa Monica in a nice Hotel. The idea here is to have a bit of R&R after the long flight and Wedding and also see a little bit of LA. From here I plan on driving to Vegas and stay for 6 nights (anything noteworthy along the way?). Whilst here I plan on taking in the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, some White Water Rafting and the missus will be doing plenty of shopping.
It is this next part that it all gets a bit grey so any help appreciated and I am somewhat flexible as nothing is booked just yet. I'm thinking that my itinerary is looking like;
July 9th - Leave early and drive to a gateway town to Yosemite. I知 thinking of somewhere in the region of Oakhurst (arrive late)
July 10th - I知 following a 2 day trip guide to Yosemite starting at 7am.
July 11th - Yosemite again, but leaving late afternoon heading over the Tioga Pass and up to Tahoe.
Now I知 not sure how long I should stay in Tahoe. I知 finding it very difficult to get good information on where to stay. However I am thinking the North, I'll be sick of Casinos and would prefer to get a feel for the older Tahoe. I'd like to stay somewhere that is a good base for daytime activities without it being dead in the evenings. This has me looking at Tahoe City or Kings Beach. Would I be right staying here or is it too quiet? In the evenings it would be good to have a nice choice of Restaurants and Bars (nothing extravagant). I知 thinking during the Day will be spent delving into some Water Sports, Exploring and maybe a trip to Virginia City etc. At most I'd be spending 4 nights which will bring me to Wednesday July 15th.
Ideally from here I'd like to get to San Francisco by Friday afternoon, so I'm open to any suggestions at all on a nice scenic drive perhaps taking in anything from Wine Country to even Six Flags at Vallejo (Don稚 have these parks too much in Europe so they are a treat). So any suggestions would be welcome over these two days.
I'll be hitting San Fran for 2 nights, with one full day exploring Alcatraz etc and then flying home Sunday night. As I mentioned earlier I am flexible so any suggestions welcome, even to eliminate large aspects is an option, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance..