We have been following the various threads here, which are so informative! Well, I still thought of posting a new thread as it will be our (me & my wife's) first long road trip... very excited, but feeling a bit overwhelmed... so would prefer to have some customized suggestions from you guys :)
We will start from Vancouver on 24th (sat) morning & will return back on 2nd (mon) evening. We plan to spend 3 nights in Disneyland, power through to Anaheim on I5 while going, with 2 night-stops on the way, & return back by 101 & 1, along the coast-line, with 4 night-stopovers. Here is how we drafter our road-plan, trying to keep max 7 to 8hrs driving between to destinations, of-course taking sight-seeing breaks in between:
Vancouver (leaving 24th morning) - Eugene (24th night) - Sacramento (25th night) - Anaheim (26th, 27th & 28th nights) - Lompoc (29th night) - San Francisco (30th night) - Crescent City (31st night) - Sea Side (1st night) - back to Vancouver on 2nd evening.
We kindly request your much valued feedback on the following:
1. Would you recommend any plan change, considering we want to enjoy the natural beauty to the max, aswell as want to spend 2 full days in Disney?
2. Would you recommend any different night stop options, considering we would prefer cheaper (but safe) hotel/motel, with free parking (& preferably free breakfast included)? Is it recommended to book them in advance?
3. What are the 'must-see' while driving back up the coast-line that shouldn't be missed?
4. Does anyone have any feedback about the 'RideMax' software that can be purchased to minimize wait time in Disneyland queues? Is it worth purchasing, considering we will be there on mid-week Tuesday & Wednesday?
Guys, I'll eagerly wait for any suggestions/comments/feed-backs from your end as that surely will help us a lot! Thanx in advance all :)