I've read some really useful posts on this forum and the Road trip forum and would really appreciate some comments on my proposed itinerary. Hubby and I (both 27, like good food, sunshine, beaches, seeing new cities) are planning a 2 week road trip SF to Las Vegas (or the other way around if necessary) end of August/start of September. Here is what I'm thinking:
Saturday arrive SF, stay 4 nights - pick up car (I'm dreaming of some cool convertible American car!)
Thursday/Friday flexible but heading south, nice beach town down highway 1, stop at Big Sur, stay in Cambria maybe?
Saturday some sort of wine tour on the way to spend 2-3 nights in either Santa Barbara/San Diego/LA (here is where I need some help, where would you recommend? - want nice beach, restaurants, shops, bars)
Tuesday drive all day to Vegas - assume we will be going through some nice desert scenes? I'm picturing like in the movies! anywhere to stop on the way? - then drop off car
Saturday leave Las Vegas
Any thoughts? Any of the driving bits too long? Will it be poolside weather? Is it too much to try and do SF, Vegas as well as LA/Santa Barbara?
Also posted in road trip forum, very excited about planning this
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