Hi Trip Advisors hope someone can help - we are trying to organise our itinerary for our once in a lifetime USA trip, my husband and I are early 60's and 50's respectively and we'll be travelling with our two sons - aged 21 and 25. We plan to stay in LA for one night at Santa Monica beach and then take a bus to Las Vegas to stay 2 nights at Belagio. Then we want to see and probably stay a night at Grand Canyon, and we've been told to book a room in Grand Canyon as close to the rim as we can. so that's the first question - best options for accommodation there and best way to travel from Las Vegas. Then we want to drive the Arizona part of Route 66 - Kingman to Flagstaff - so next question where are logical places to stay for a night and nicest hotels, and my husband wants to do this in a Mustang convertible - but we don't think 4 lots of luggage will fit, so actually considering hiring the convertible and a second car - we are in no real rush so happy to take our time and soak up the atmosphere ?
From Flagstaff we want to get to El Paso, but we aren't keen on driving into Phoenix as the big city driving is way to stressful especially when we drive on LHS of the road in RH drive motor vehicles - so that's the last question how do we get to El Paso and where are good stop overs if there are any - or where to stay in El Paso ? Thanks so much