We are from Norway, and this will be our first road trip in the US. Two parents around 40 with two girls aged 13 and 16. We hope to find pleasant things to do together and need some advice.
This is our plan:
1: Arrival in Phoenix: Rent the car
2: To Grand Canyon (Williams or Flagstaff); Where to stop?
3: Spend the day in the Canyon;
4: Head for Las Vegas; Which route is the best? We plan to stop at Hoover Dam.
5: Las Vegas; With underaged kids, what is possible?
6: To Huntington beach/Laguna Beach, Ca
8: LA; Universal studios
10: Santa Barbara;
11: Santa Barbara; "Sideways"
12: Santa Barbara
15: San Fransisco
We would very much like to get some advice on activities that are interesting and fun for all of us. (The grown ups are are interested in hiking and winetasting, and the girls are above average interested in american popular culture.)