I wonder if someone can give me some advice. I have about 12 useful days in an RV in early March 2010. My idea is to land in San Fran a few days earlier and get from there to Las Vegas via 3 -4 natural wonder areas and also do the same around the Vegas area. Can someone give me an idea of say the 6 best National Parks / natural beauty / wonder attractions or areas they would consider must sees and also considering the time of the year - very early Spring, what would be best avoided or not as great as they would be in later Spring Summer (e.g. Tahoe?) I have a few in mind but would like to be given advice independently of my preconceptions.
To up the pressure we are filming our road trip for our New Zealand based RV rental company so it is imperative we don't waste our time getting stuck out on limbs or visiting places considered second best, or make the mistake of trying to cover too much and not experiencing or capturing anything particularly well.
I am flexible in that if 12 days are best spent on a round trip to Vegas or round trip out of San Fran that's what we could do instead.
A couple of "different or interesting" roads, routes or sights would be great to throw in as well - e.g. I see the extraterrestrial highway mentioned somewhere as well as a ghost route. Could be great to intersperse scenery with this sort of on the road experience as well.
Also we would love to bump into other Rv lifestylers or other renters on the way so are not adverse to going to a few spots that are busy or popular in March.
Lastly if anyone knows of any events on in particular towns that fit in with the region we are trying to cover in mid March we'd love to know about those also.