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1. Posted by hench (Budding Member 86 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

hey all how you doing we are traveling on 4th sep from east to west in the usa and would like some on Bars&clubs good beachs site to see theme park and any think els you can tell us lol ill upload the dates and places we are going to

Thursday 4th Miami for 3nights *****

Sunday 7th Miami - Georgia 552miles arrive on the Sunday 7th Evening **

Monday 8th Georgia - Dallas 900miles BIG Drive 14-15hour drive ***

Tuesday 9th Dallas - El Paso 640miles 10-11 hours drive, arrive ***

Friday 12th El Paso - Arizona, Phoenix - 430miles 7 - 8 hours drive ****

Leave the Saturday 13th to Grand Canyon 290miles 3hour drive

Monday 15th San Diego 335mile - 5 - 6 hour drive (2 nights stay)
Grand Canyon - Las Vegas 140miles 2 hours (Stay 2nights) leave 15th Morning

Wednesday 17th San Diego - L.A 135mile 2-3hour drive, stay until we leave back the RV on Saturday 20th)

Thursday 18th leave for L.A until the Saturday 20th ****

any help would be great thank all

2. Posted by GBouchard (Inactive 18 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

If you wnat to taste a real North american style party I think you should try to get tickets to an Nfl football game. You trip is right at the beginning of the season. The pre-game Tailgate parties are awesome. If you're not into sports you can go to the parking lot and party without going to the game.

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

The NFL thing is a nice idea, but I notice that hench will be driving from Miami to Atlanta on the first Sunday, and then at the Grand Canyon on the second Sunday, and then in Los Angeles (where, amazingly, they have no NFL team) at the end of the trip (even if they stayed over an extra day).

If you do want to go to a football game, I'd suggest you go see the following college game. If you can get tickets, I'd suggest you leave Miami on Saturday morning and drive to Gainesville, where the University of Florida Gators will be hosting the University of Miami Hurricanes in a big game. (Order the tickets ahead of time for this game, because it often sells out) The University of Florida was the national college football champion two years ago and their games (and fans) always come out "in force" to tailgate and to watch the game. Their stadium is referred to as "The Swamp"--and, as they like to tell their opponents--"only Gators get out the swamp alive". Miami is no slouch, either--and were national champions twice back in the 1990s--though they aren't quite as good lately.

Take your visors and sunscreen, though. It can get a bit warm. (though I'm guessing this might be a night game to please the national TV audience that will probably be watching).


P.S. Since this game will be likely be televised, you can just stay back in Miami on the beach with a beer or margarita (or four) and watch the game in comfort from there if you'd like--but as GBouchard said, it's definitely not the same as being there.

Oh, and you could also travel a day ahead and go to Atlanta for an NFL game, too. The season starts on September 7th, and Atlanta's first game is at 1 PM in Atlanta against the Detroit Lions. Unfortunately, Atlanta and Detroit were probably two of the worst teams in the league last year.

4. Posted by GBouchard (Inactive 18 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Well said calcruzer. Now i want to go to a Gators game. I've never been to a college game south of the border. How is Ticket availability? And easy on the Lions man, I still live off hope for better days.

5. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2012 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Better you than me! I say that because you're in for many days of very boring Interstate highway travel across the USA. Texas will be especially BAD. If it were me, I'd fly from Dallas to Albuquerque where you could pick up another RV. At that time of year the Southwest will be very dry and brown - ugly. Sorry to sound so negative, but I think you should know. You are not visiting some of our better cities. Dallas, El Paso, Phoenix and LA are some of our worst/ugly cities. You will enjoy Georgia and the San Diego area. Hope you like burgers, tacos and pizza!

6. Posted by hench (Budding Member 86 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

thank all im starting to look at the NFL game to see when there are on
we have paid for our RV for the whole trip so we cannot fly what a shame
but im looking forward to some real partying now that should be fun

thank all so far

7. Posted by hench (Budding Member 86 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

hey All other then disneyworld what other good theme park and water park are they?

8. Posted by j3nn1f3r14 (Budding Member 60 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

go to san francisco if you can... its amazing.. just really chilled out city.. loads to see and do!

9. Posted by JoyC (Full Member 99 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Phoenix will still be hot that time of year, but at least it won't be humid. I would highly recommend skipping Phoenix and heading to beautiful Sedona instead. It's about 1 hour north of Phx. If you must come to Phoenix, check out South Mountain and the Superstition Mountains for hiking (take lots of water!), Downtown Scottsdale for shopping and partying, and the Phoenix Art Museum for, well, art.

10. Posted by triptime (Respected Member 32 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Southern California has plenty of water/theme parks...

San Diego: Sea World, Legoland, The best Zoo in the states, and Raging Waters

L.A: Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor, Knotts Berry Farm, Soak City, Universal Studios, Wild Rivers, Disneyland, California Adventures

Good stuff! But can get expensive with the tickets, parking and food... Enjoy!