Hey guys, I've read all the posts I can about a similar trip and for right now really would like just some ideas on "must-sees".
A little about my brother and I so you can realize our interests. I'm 28 and my brother is 21. We love adventuring and making memories. We enjoy the outdoors, seeing the sites, as well as hitting the big cities to visit bars and whatnot.
We plan on leaving mid-May (after finals) and venturing the Northern route and looping back down the West coast and heading back the Southern route. Priority would be spending some good time in California but I don't want to have wasted time/miles during the trip to and from. So any advice as to what we should see on the way there would be greatly appreciated at this point. Then later, advice on the best routes to take would be amazing!
I am going to greatly take in mind the advice on the PA to West coast post already made previously.
Some of the destinations that I've noted so far would be Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Death Valley, Muir Woods, Golden Gate bridge, Fisherman's wharf, Alcatraz, San Diego, San Fran, LA, Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Moab, Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, then try to spend a few days in Utah/Colorado hopefully hit some rapids. Then probably shoot back to Ohio.
I know you guys would like a more structured post to ask for specifics, but right now I just want some general advice as to what I shouldn't miss on this big trip.
Once we get the Big "Must-Sees" down, then some minor "Should-Sees" will be considered since we will have to make stops in-between major destinations.
Thanks a lot guys, I really appreciate any advice given. And promise to not waste too much of your time due to the fact that there are already similar posts and I will take a lot of that information in which you've already donated your time towards.