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san fran to la to vegas back to san fran!

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1. Posted by whito (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

my girlfriend and i plan on doing this trip in april 2006 for our honeymoon,just wanted to make sure we werent being a bit ambitious so heres our plans.

days 1 and 2 in san francisco
days 3 and 4 doing the pacific coast highway
days 5 and 6 in la
days 7,8 and 9 driving to vegas then 3 nights there
days 10 and 11 drivin through death valley and yosemite up to san francisco again
days 12 and 13 in san francisco
day 14 return home.

we are looking at hiring a convertible aswell and have found a company doin 10 days hire for £276 is this a good deal?

thanks in advance for any replies or help

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

That's 27.60 a day ($49.86 US a day). For a convertible that's not a bad deal. Just a point that the weather in April (especially in San Francisco) may not be great for convertibles.

Make sure they are okay with you crossing state lines.


3. Posted by whito (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

yeah i was wondering about the weather,should be ok in l.a. and vegas tho shouldnt it?

4. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

It should be beautiful! :)

5. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1992 posts) 11y

Well, the only thing that seems a bit out of line is the 3 days to drive from LA to Las Vegas. There's nothing in-between but desert and it's only a 4 to 5 hour drive--so I would only allocate one day for the drive.

Also, the road through Yosemite could still possibly be closed in April, so check ahead when making the drive to save about 3 to 4 hours in driving if it is not yet open.


6. Posted by whito (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

calcruzer the three days includes stayin in vegas,plan on stoppin at the flamingo in vegas,any idea what thats like,looks ok in the guide books.

7. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1992 posts) 11y

Sorry to be a while responding, but I've been in Europe the past 14 days (love to travel).

The Flamingo in Las Vegas is a very central location on the strip with a highly-ranked pool and a decent buffet.

Personally, I've never stayed there myself, though I have eaten there and gone to shows there. People I know tell me the hotel is a pretty good choice, but that the only downside is that the shows they had there the last few years usually weren't that great, so it was necessary to go to the other showrooms in town. (Someone told me they are now working to improve their shows--and I think Gladys Knight is the regular performer there now).

The hotel was originally part of the Hilton chain, but was sold a few years ago. Since it's about 20-25 years old, it doesn't have the same whiz-bang of some more recently built properties like Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, or Paris Las Vegas--but it's certainly much better than the smaller hotels on the strip.


8. Posted by pschwerdt (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

April is probably the best time to visit Death Valley. (And I would highly recommend it) But it would be some serious driving to get to Yosemite. And you could probably only get into the Valley.