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1. Posted by maclor (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

hello to all.
we have been to Florida twice and want a change so we are trying to plan a two week holiday.
we thought that flying into las vagas and staying two nights then picking up a car rental and travailing to los angeles seeing the sights on the way and then flying home from there.

we are not really sure what we want, but any help to make our trip easier would be very welcome.

2. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 6y

Quoting maclor

hello to all.
we have been to Florida twice and want a change so we are trying to plan a two week holiday.
we thought that flying into las vagas and staying two nights then picking up a car rental and travailing to los angeles seeing the sights on the way and then flying home from there.

we are not really sure what we want, but any help to make our trip easier would be very welcome.

Sounds like fun.If you are in Vegas the Grand Canyon is within driving range (5hours), Zion National Park Utah,
Yosemite National Park east of San Francisco, the Pacific Coast Highway between LA and San Francisco,What exactly do you want to see in LA? as its usually a lot of traffic,and smog in a sprawling endless suburb,if you want a big city i'd pick San Francisco or San Diego.

3. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 6y

I agree w/Jambo, you want to avoid Los Angeles at all cost. You'd spend your entire vacation trying to find the right freeway!

To save car rental costs, it's best to do a round trip. Vegas north to Reno and Lake Tahoe. Tahoe to San Francisco. San Francisco to the Monterey Peninsula. Finally Monterey Peninsula to Vegas via Yosemite. (You might have to skip Yosemite because of winter snows)

4. Posted by maclor (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

thanks for replys
we have never been so we dont know what we want
we have two boys 12 and 13 yes we would like to see the grand canyon, las vagas and if San Fransisco is better that would be nice as well. its all about getting the best from two weeks hols,

would flying in and out of the same airport be better , we would like to get in the fun rides as well,
our travel date will be end of march this year

all your reply's are taken on board many thanks

5. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 6y

Going to be cool up in the mountains at the end of march, you may want to call ahead to any parks you plan to visit to see if they are open at that time of year.

6. Posted by maclor (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

how does this sound please San Francisco 4 nights, Monterey 1 night onto Santa Monica 4 nights and then to Las Vegas 5 nights. Have been told it is best to book accommodation before arriving.

7. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 6y

Sounds good to me..

8. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 6y

I suggest one less night in Santa Monica--and use this night to stay in either Solvang or someplace close-by (like Buellton) while visiting Solvang.

Solvang is a fun place to walk and drive through. It's a Danish town located in the middle of coastal California. It has windmills and lots of great bakeries and other interesting small shops, as well as a Spanish mission. It's fun to rent a small four-seater bike cart and just ride around town;--your kids would love this.

Enjoy

9. Posted by maclor (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

ok
we have taken the plunge and booked all the flights

we have never stayed in a hotel in a usa always used a villa.

we are now looking at hotels . are the travellodges ok as apposed to hotels we only what a base not fussy about all the bells and whistles there is quite a price difference.

and would it be better to book from uk .

many thanks

[ Edit: Edited on 23-Jan-2010, at 05:09 by maclor ]

10. Posted by Adri204 (Budding Member 82 posts) 6y

Quoting maclor

ok
we have taken the plunge and booked all the flights

we have never stayed in a hotel in a usa always used a villa.

we are now looking at hotels . are the travellodges ok as apposed to hotels we only what a base not fussy about all the bells and whistles there is quite a price difference.

and would it be better to book from uk .

many thanks

Look at hostels as well and also Travel lodges are ok they are low budget for a reason however decent imo,

Adri :)