Hi there everyone!
First of all, this site is absolutely wonderful – I have gotten so many ideas from all of your helpful hints, tips and inside knowledge, so thank you! This is our first road trip abroad, and you have made planning so much easier than we were anticipating.
I am planning a road trip in America next August/September with 3 other people, all girls in our early 20s, and I was wondering if I could ‘pick your brains’ over one section of our route. I have tried to search for it in previous posts but have been unable to find it – I do apologize if this is going over old ground!
The plan is to go;
San Francisco – Yosemite Valley – Big Sur – L.A – Las Vegas – Grand Canyon – Albuquerque – Roswell – San Diego, taking 28 days to do so.
From several posts, I have managed to fine tune most of our route to maximize our length of stay in the places of interest, and find lovely ‘off route’ places to visit - thank you all for that.
The section of the proposed route I would like your advice about is between Roswell, NM to San Diego, CA. Are there are special sights/areas/towns/routes that you would highly recommend? Our (rough) plan is to go Rowsell to Las Cruces, spend a night, go to Phoenix, and spend a night, then off to San Diego. Although this quite a lot of driving, this is the only section with that much (the rest is relatively leisurely) and we want to maximize our time in San Diego. We are planning to spend 5 nights there and have a ‘beachy’ end to our road trip, with a day trip to Mexico during that time as well. The only real reason we have chosen both Las Cruces and Phoenix are because we think they are suitable places to stop driving distance wise, so we are totally open to suggestions, as we don’t want to fly by something interesting and regret it later!
Thanks in advance for your help