Monday, 7 March 2016

USA Road Trip - The Route and The Planning

I mentioned the fact that my boyfriend and I are going on a 3 week road trip around Las Vegas and California in this post a couple of months ago. We sketched out a rough idea of locations to visit ages ago and then finally booked our flights more recently. And then sat back basically feeling like we'd done most of the hard work. Not so much.


We've now finally put the time in to sketch out an actual route so we can book any accommodation that has to be sorted in advance, for fear of otherwise having to sleep in our car. We're not planning on booking rooms in advance for every stop, but the places which are busy or will be very expensive if left to the last minute we're going to book now and have as a framework for our trip. So we'll have a little more freedom with the other locations to play it by ear when we're there.

So without further ado, here is where we will be for 3 weeks in May:

Las Vegas --> Grand Canyon --> Red Rock Canyon/Hoover Dam --> Death Valley -->
Yosemite --> San Francisco --> West Coast/Big Sur --> Los Angeles

We're not planning to pick up our car until we leave Las Vegas and then we'll drop it off again in SF whilst we're there, ready to pick up another car to take down the coast.

We obviously have some specific things we want to do in each location, like visiting Alcatraz and cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge in SF, and spending time in Disneyland and Universal Studios in LA, but I'll save those details for the post-trip posts I think.

As it stands, we have booked a hotel for Yosemite (who knew that basically EVERYWHERE would already be booked 5 months in advance) and I have my finger hovering over the 'book room' button for the Luxor in Vegas.

So so excited for the whole thing! Next I think I'll need to turn my attentions to my holiday wardrobe. Because you know I've already been buying things specifically because 'they'll be great for the holiday'. May need to streamline that slightly, especially as our luggage will be coming everywhere with us!

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