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Travelling America December/January

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1. Posted by Shep007 (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y

Hi people

Me and a friend are travelling to America in December and January time to do a bit of travelling.
Unfortunately due to other commitments we are only able to travel for 5 weeks but we are determined to make the most of it.

I was looking for some advice from people on how to enjoy it as best we can, we have most of it planned out but we are hiring a car in San Francisco on the 18th December and are dropping the car off in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve.

We are wanting to try and enjoy our time in California as much as we can and would preferably drive to Grand Canyon and Hoover dam on way to Vegas so then we can spend as much time in Vegas as we can

What is the best way to travel down California and what are the best sights to see, inland and on the coast

Any help from fellow travellers would be much appreciated

thanks

Alan

2. Posted by kugali (Budding Member 63 posts) 5y

Definitely drive down Highway 1 part of the way for gorgeous views! Los Angeles is lots of fun and San Diego is a cool city. I love Newport beach (SW of LA), which is kind of mellow and has great surfing (though the water will probably be too cold when you go!) if you're looking for that.

3. Posted by Shep007 (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y

thanks for that, yeah i was worrying a wee bit with the time of year i was going what the weather would be like but...i would rather be in California in the rain than in Scotland :) haha