I am planning a trip to the US in October this year. Will be travelling with my wife and best mate, all late 20's, and plan on coming over from Australia for 3 weeks.
This is what I have planned so far:
Fly to LA, 2 nights here, do all the Hollywood touristy things here (can't decide between Universal Studios or Disneyland, would like some opinions on this)
Hire a car, drive to Las Vegas. Spend 4 nights there (Thursday - Monday). Got a few things in mind for Vegas, obviously a Grand Canyon helicopter trip, the battlefield thing sounds pretty sweet, shows and PBR finals are on that weekend.
Then we were going to take the long drive to San Fran from Vegas. Happy to get up early and do the drive in a day. I don't mean to sound nieve but the in between part doesn't really interest us, so I'm happy to just hook in and get to San Fran as quickly as we can. Obviously taking in the scenic drive but not stopping unless we have to.
Drop the car off when we get there as I've noticed on a few other forums on here that having a car is pointless in SF. We will stay here for 3 nights, doing Alcatraz and all the touristy things.
After this we were planning to fly to NYC and spend 5 nights. Before flying back to LA and then catch our return flight home.
We have room to spend another 3 nights somewhere.
Whether it's before we go to NYC or after it doesn't really worry us, just whatever is geographically better off for us.
These the cities we have narrowed down:
So some differing opinions on any of these cities would be very helpful. We would obviously fly to these places from either SF or NYC.
Just please keep in mind, we are over here to have a good time, so the big draw cards are nightlife, good food, sporting events/attractions and an overall good time with the odd landmark/monument too see also. Not into arts, architecture or museums or anything like that.
Any information on which of these cities above would suit out needs would be great.
Thanks in advance