United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 http://xtremenitroshred.com/anabolic-rx24-testosterone-booster/
  2. 2 Trip Report http://www.tophealthbuy.com/juggernox/
  3. 3 http://trexmusclesite.com/beauty-prolong/
  4. 4 CEO Dollar Rental Car
  5. 5 Honeymoon Trip to California
  6. 6 Are you searching used car site?
  7. 7 Ideas for New York
  8. 8 Great OR beach house locations?
  9. 9 Pittsburgh to Richmond - Possible Routes?
  10. 10 Four Nights in Texas? San Antonio? Austin? Dallas?
  11. 11 Honeymoon on PCH
  12. 12 Shuttle, taxi or Uber from PGD to Boca Grande area
  13. 13 East Nashville or Hillsboro Village
  14. 14 Road Trip From Central PA TO CA (LA, California)
  15. 15 Early 2017 Broadway Banter - "Come From Away"
  16. 16 No Spam this morning!!
  17. 17 San Francisco transit options
  18. 18 Best Kids' Skiing <3 hours from Chicago?
  19. 19 South Beach, Miami Affordable Hotels
  20. 20 "Unique" New York City Experiences-Yours
  21. 21 Best ground transportation from Denver airport to Boulder?
  22. 22 Driving from San Francisco to Seattle late december/early january
  23. 23 First time visit to New Orleans: Hilton Riverside or New Orleans Marriott?
  24. 24 Best/Cheapest way to get to Copper Mtn, CO?
  25. 25 Driving from San Diego CA to Great lakes IL in FEB
View next 25 » Back to the top

CALIFORNIA DREAMING....PLANNING A FAMILY TRIP TO THE WEST COAST>

Jump to last reply

Thanks to all that have responded to my initial post and have helped me to redraft my preliminary plans.
Here is a link to the original thread if anyone would like to draw on the wealth of information that I have already been supplied with...

http://www.fodors.com/community/united-states/18-days-in-california-with-the-familywhere-so-i-start.cfm


I have now got to the stage of booking flights and accomodation based on a 4 week trip from mid July to mid August this year. We are a family of 4 with 2 boys aged 8 and 11.

This is our plan and I would appreciate any further comments and tips........

FLY INTO AND OUT OF LOS ANGELES FROM MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA


7 NIGHTS.... LA /ANAHEIM /SANTA BARBARA

This will include 3 days at Disney,split between the 2 parks, a visit to La Brea and some R & R at the beach.

2 NIGHTS MONTEREY OR SANTA CRUZ

I still need to research what this area has to offer but it seems like the ideal place to break the drive.

4 NIGHTS SAN FRANCISCO

I have been convinced to add more time here. Will get to a baseball game, go to Alcatraz and still looking for some suggestions.

3 NIGHTS LAKE TAHOE

Rent a cabin in the Sand Harbour area and relax for a few days.

2 NIGHTS YOSEMITE

Tented Accomodation, in the park (mid week)

3 NIGHTS VEGAS/GRAND CANYON

Still need some help here. Will spend at least one night at the GC NORTH RIM and visit Zion. If it is practical to drive from Yosemite direct to the GC, I will do that, spend 2 nights and 1 in Vegas. Otherwise, it will have to be Vegas/GC/Vegas. Also want to see Hoover Dam.

7 NIGHTS SAN DIEGO /LA

Plan on spending 6 nights in La Jolla, visiting the Zoo/Sea World/Balboa Park mixed with plenty of Beach time and then spend our final night in LA doing anything we missed earlier.


There is still plenty of scope to modify this programme if I have skipped something that shouldn't be missed.

Any further recommendations, particularly regarding accomodation and travel times between my destinations would be great. I am probably looking at around $150 a night on average. If I can trim this in some places, I can splurge in others.

I will be writing a trip report on the road so to "give back" to the Forum, as I have on the Asian board previously where I am a regular poster.

88 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement