Wonder if anyone can give me some advice etc.
My family and I (Wife, Daughter, son in law and granddaughter – aged 14) are coming over from Scotland and are planning a road trip next summer around California. My wife and I did a similar trip about 25 years ago so sure a lot has changed.
This time we want to restrict the driving between places to about 3-4 hours per day which hopefully will allow us time along the route to look around.
Our rough route etc. is:-
Land in LA and drive to Barstow where we will stay for a couple of nights.
Then on to Las Vegas for 3 nights .
Drive to Death Valley where we will stay for another night (not necessarily in DV but in the area)
After that we are heading for Yosemite but will break the journey for one night in Bishop area
Next day will drive through Yosemite to Colfax Spring area for the night
Next it is up to South Lake Tahoe for 2 nights
Thereafter it is 2 nights in Sacramento
We will head to Willits for a couple of nights for the rodeo etc
Finally down to San Francisco for 4 nights before we fly home.
What do you think of the route etc.?
We are really keen to find out about attractions ( unusual or otherwise), side trips etc along the route and suggestions as to where to stay, what to see, where to eat would be gratefully received. Our budget is moderate so please no too fancy places to stay or eat.