Hello, I also posted this in the California forum , my family and I are doing a touring holiday of California. We start in San Francisco and end in LA. The route and accommodation is all sorted (thanks Tet) But I am stuck on somewhere to stay between Grand Canyon (thunderbird lodge) and Shelter Island in San Diego. I know this is a long drive so we had planned on one night, around half way. There will be 4 of us (children 12 & 6). We will need somewhere to have dinner in the night, maybe a pool. I've looked at Blythe, but not keen. Also looked at Brawley but that seemed to close to San Diego. I've looked at maps and tried to find somewhere half way but really not getting anywhere. I would also like advice on which route would be best. Would like it to be scenic and somewhere on route to use restrooms, dont want to go near LA as we will have a week there after San Diego. Any advice really appreciated.