I just wanted a little advice on our itinerary and things to do in each place that we are staying at. Myself and 5 friends are all travelling from Australia to the States in April to go to Coachella and then 2 weeks of travelling around. Our itinerary is as follows:
14 April - Arrive LA
15 April - drive to Coachella
19 April - drive from Coachella to Las Vegas
21 April – Drive early to the Grand Canyon, then in the evening towards San Diego and stay the night somewhere along the way.
22 April - arrive in San Diego
26 April – drive to LA and then fly to San Fran and drive to Napa Valley
28 April - drive back to to San Fran
29 April – day trip to Yosemite
03 April - fly from San Fran to LA for our flight home to Australia
Also, can anyone suggest a good hotel for Vegas? I know you can get good rates for even the top hotels but just wanted to know which ones are good and fun to stay at for a group of 6 20 somethings.
San Diego - do visit the San Diego Zoo. It is a unique combination of top tier animals and stunning plants. It is located downtown in Balboa Park.
Las Vegas - recommend Excalibur Hotel and Casino for budget minded 20-somethings. Located at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard South at Tropicana, it is across the street from McCarren Airport in the South Strip area. You can get the best price by booking through the hotel website. Easy access in and out of town either by car or air.
Well, Excalibur is cheaper--but for 20 somethings, I'd say spend a little bit extra and stay at one of the top resort places that are still fairly reasonable, but that have better pools and nightclubs. Places like the Palms, the Rio, the Hard Rock, Hooters, and the Treasure Island. For those who can get a deal (since they are more expensive), my personal favorites are (1) Mandalay Bay, (2) Caesars Palace, and (3) the Mirage. (I haven't yet stayed at the Wynn or Encore, so I can't talk to how good they are.)
P.S. Contact vegasmike6 for info on Las Vegas--he is probably the Vegas expert on this site.