We're going to be doing a road trip from Friday for 2.5 weeks. We fly in and out of San Francisco, and have booked five nights in San Francisco at the end. We would like to go to the Grand Canyon and drive up the West Coast, hopefully in a nice loop. Needless to say we're ecstatically excited!
We arrive in SF mid afternoon and have decided we would like to leave straight away because we want to get going as soon as possible (and not get stuck in SF which we're certain we're going to love!), and were thinking we'd like to go somewhere only an hour or so out from SF Airport as we're going to be tired due to time differences. Can anyone recommend somewhere interesting we should go, baring in mind we've never even visited the US before?
Does anyone have any suggestions for how we should use our 2 week road trip and routes we should take? We aren't that bothered about Las Vegas.
Is there anything we should know about hiring cars, and any recommendations for hire companies?
We all love live music, especially folk music, so does any one have any recommendations to see some great stuff?
Would be amazing if we could get some advice. Thanks so much.