Those are great cities to see, but like everyone else has said, they are a bit pricy. I currently live in LA and there are some fun places for visitors to stay like in Santa Monica or Venice beach, the weather is great year around!
If you are going to check out LA and San Francisco you should continue to travel north and head over to Portland, Oregon. Very hip and happening and SUPER CHEAP!! My friends live up there and its a great cheap vacation
Don't be so quick to write off FL. There are lots of places and things to do for everyone. I wouldnt call Daytona bike week a family event. And clubbing in South Beach would be a drag with the kids in tow!
Hahaha now thats funny my dad dragged us to Daytona when i was 13 thought it was great!!!
You know, from all the holidays we have, I don't think any can beat the ones we had as kids. I still have the greatest memories of spending summers with my best friend and his family down at Maldon in their caravan. His Dad sneaking a beer out to us through the window of the pub, and the sound of the sail boat masts clinking away in the night was just awesome.
Yeah Dodger i agree, and i blame my dad for making me love America!!! Not thats its a bad thing, just so glad they brought me up to see the world before i settled down!
New York is a must see. Loads to do there, and if you're staying in cheap accommodation, you'll have plenty cash for shiopping and dining. Boston is nice, but i didn't really take to it. DC is fine for a couple of days. Miami Beach is nice, but kinda false. If you're going to Miami, you should go out to the Keys, it's absolutely beauutiful.
Ive travelled the South extensively. love Nashville and Birmingham. Vegas is great too, but if you're travelling on your own it can be boring.
Maybe think about visiting Orange County, California? I'm not sure about accommodations because I live here but I'm sure you can find a place at the Holiday Inn or a Marriott for a good price.
Transportation isn't bad, we've got OCTA which is our main bus and it goes to quite a few places, taxis are available as well. You can fly into Los Angeles, Santa Ana or Long Beach airports. Santa Ana and Long Beach are closer than Los Angeles.
We've got Laguna Beach which is popular with a lot of tourists. Lots of art gallery's and cute little stores with nick nacks of all sorts, some great food and an amazing view out into the ocean! Many of the shops line main beach and there's a boardwalk to walk across and the beach goes on for a while!
We also have the happiest place on earth, DISNYELAND! I'm 20 and I still love it! We also have Knotts Berry Farm which is a lot of fun, especially in October when it turns into Knotts Scary Farm.
Think about it! I've lived here my whole life and it's a lot of fun Message me if you have any questions!