United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Arizona & New Mexico Road Trip with Son

Jump to last reply

Right after Thanksgiving I will be driving from LA to Cleveland with 24-year-old son; a unique opportunity for a little adventure. (We are leaving Sunday, 11/25. We are New Englanders but he lives in Cleveland right now.) We are taking a southern route through Arizona and New Mexico. He has never seen this part of the country and I haven't been there since 1983! I would love help from Fodorites on route and what to do along the way. Keep in mind that we have limited schedule even though we would love to be taking more time. He likes outdoor adventure and a reasonable dose of art. We both are adventurous eaters and would love authentic local food. On a moderate budget. What are temps likely to be that time of year?
Sun: drive from LA to Grand Canyon South Rim. Stay at El Tovar? Enjoy sunset and sunrise.
Mon: after a morning rim walk, drive to Santa Fe. Stop at Petrified Forest? Other short, interesting stops?
Tues: stay in Santa Fe. Day trip to Taos. O'Keeffe museum? Other suggestions? Hotel and dining suggestions? We will be in Santa Fe for 2 nights if we follow this plan.
Wed-Thurs: driving to Cleveland either through St. Louis or Memphis. Yes, long driving days.

20 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Lunch at the Lakeside (Boathouse) restaurant in Central Park
  2. 2 Atlanta to Denver Straight through
  3. 3 Itinerary suggestions/advice for driving from SF to LA in 3d/2n
  4. 4 Navajo guide in Canyon de Chelly?
  5. 5 Morgan Library. Been there? Places to eat nearby?
  6. 6 Trip Report best of yellowstone
  7. 7 New York itinerary for 5 or 6 days
  8. 8 San Diego Lodging help needed
  9. 9 Road trip from Oakville to Vermont, Maine, Boston - too much in 7 days?
  10. 10 Trip Report Bears and Traps. Our Grand Alaska Sea & Land Tour
  11. 11 San Diego beaches using public transportation
  12. 12 10 days in Big Island and Kauai
  13. 13 San Francisco - mid October
  14. 14 Where to go? Family looking for the perfect vacation spot.
  15. 15 Trip Report Road Trip! Philadelphia to Montreal and Quebec
  16. 16 Vegas hotels for families
  17. 17 Kauai - a few miscellaneous questions
  18. 18 Where to go to hear good Hawaiian Music in Kauai?
  19. 19 San Diego with Kids
  20. 20 NYC Neighbourhoods
  21. 21 Route from Port Angeles to Seattle.
  22. 22 Transportation help in Philly
  23. 23 Hotel Recommendations in downtown Austin
  24. 24 Where to stay for Acadia National Park
  25. 25 Wyndham timeshares--should we or shouldn't
View next 25 » Back to the top