I'm in the very initial stages of planning my vacation for this July. It'll be for myself, husband and 3 boys (10, 8, and 2). We're a pretty active family that loves to hike, camp, and do outdoorsy stuff in general. We've got 10 days to work with, and we're coming from San Diego.
We'd like to visit Mammoth Lakes. We figured since we have so much time, we can see other places too. Any ideas? Does it make sense to go to Kings Canyon first, then Mammoth Lakes? What's the best roundtrip itinerary without having to backtrack too much? Is there any way to fit a day trip or 1 night overnight trip to Yosemite? Or should I avoid it all together since it's so busy?
Also, if you have any suggestions on campsites, or possibly hotels in any of these areas, let me know! We'll probably break up the trip with half camping, half hotel.