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  1. Default Family Road Trip from Houston TX to San Diego CA

    Best routes and safest route? How do we see route 66 and Hoover dam on the way from SG back to
    Houston. Our first roadtrip to West Coast. Need Advice. Will visit family and see San diego, LA, and SF
    Attractions as well. We start today June 30. Need advices ln place to stay overnight to AZ. Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default A few thoughts.

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    A lot will depend on how much time you are allowing for the trip. The quickest way to the Hoover dam would using I15 and then from Kingman see part of route 66 through Seligman to Williams. Perhaps take a detour through Mojave National Preserve on route. You could consider spending a night in Vegas, or heading towards Kingman. From SD you could also drive through Joshua Tree NP and head towards Needles or Lake Havasu for the night. Next day take route 66 through the old 'Burro's' town of Oatman and up to Hoover dam before heading back on yourself to the Grand canyon. You should allow for at least a full day at the GC, staying nearby to witness a sunset.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Southern California


    Houston to San Diego routing is easy if you are trying to just "get there". Take I-10 to I-8. It's around 1500 miles, so your overnights would be around Ft Stockton (550 mi) and Tucson (550 mi) before San Diego (410 mi, depending on where in SD you're going to stay). Do you have reservations in SD? This is 4th of July weekend coming up, so hopefully you do.

    Here is a thread all about things to do in San Diego when you get here. If you follow the links to Staycation 2013 and Staycation 2015 threads, you will get pictures, and more ideas, about San Diego.


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