We're from the east coast and my kids (10 and 13) have never been to California. We're going to Disneyland, of course, but I don't want them to miss the incredible giant redwoods and/or sequoias that are native to the area. They've also never seen real mountains.
We're driving in from Las Vegas (long story) and flying out of LAX but hope to see some of the natural beauty (trees and mountains) on our trip. I know we'll see plenty of dessert! Can someone tell me how many hours of driving I'd have to add to the trip - or if there's an easy way (train? bus?) - if we want to see some giant trees? From my research, it seems like hours and hours and hours! Would love some advice from anyone who knows the area. All help is much appreciated!