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

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Hi!

Me and a friend will make a roadtrip around the west side of the USA in July 2010. We will depart at San Francisco, will stay there for 4 days, and after that will go on to Yosemithi national park (3 nights). After this beautiful wonder of nature we're going to las vegas for a few nights. Next stop are Zion Park, Grand Canyon and Monument valley and then we will go to the last place where we will take the plane back home: Los Angeles.

Is there any advice to do/see during our trip from Monument valley to los angeles? Or are there between las vegas up to monument valley to las vegas any other wonder of natures or cute cities we really have to see? It seems we have to drive a long time before we will end up in los angeles, that's why were are searching for something else.

What do you think of our trip? any advice is welcome!!

thanx!

2. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1883 posts) 4y

I suggest a stop first in Sedona, Arizona and then in Palm Springs on your way back to the Los Angeles area. The first one is another southwestern "natural beauty" area, and the second one is an area with lots of swimming pools and nightlife.

Once you are in the LA metro area, the areas to visit are Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach;--and if you want to visit an amusement park, the best ones are Disneyland (Anaheim), Universal Studios (North Hollywood), Knotts Berry Farm (Buena Park) or (on the outskirts) Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia).

Enjoy your trip

3. Posted by nvbirdman (Budding Member 42 posts) 4y

If you want to spend a few nights in Yosemite you will need reservations for a campsite.
You need to make the reservations NOW.
You may already be too late.

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

Quoting nvbirdman

If you want to spend a few nights in Yosemite you will need reservations for a campsite.
You need to make the reservations NOW.
You may already be too late.

And do you know what's the best site to make a reservation for tents?
We have already been looking at www.recreations.gov, but we didn't find any available tentsites during our stay over there.
Are we already to late? If so, do you know any cheap solution for our problem?

5. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 278 posts) 4y

Quoting pietervt

Quoting nvbirdman

If you want to spend a few nights in Yosemite you will need reservations for a campsite.
You need to make the reservations NOW.
You may already be too late.

And do you know what's the best site to make a reservation for tents?
We have already been looking at www.recreations.gov, but we didn't find any available tentsites during our stay over there.
Are we already to late? If so, do you know any cheap solution for our problem?

Here's the website you need:

http://www.yosemitepark.com/Reservations.aspx

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

I was in Yosemite in mid April and stayed in Camp 4. Its a walk-in campground in the valley. I had no problems but it wasn't the busy season. In July most campgrounds, if not all, should be open and it looks like they have 7 campgrounds that are first come first serve. If you do try to get one of these I would suggest getting to the campgrounds early to find a spot. Also try not to make your first night on the weekend.
John