United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Help with roadtrip LA-GC- PHX Dec. 2012

Jump to last reply

Hello all!
Your posts on my Grand Canyon thread were so helpful, so I am back with a proposed full itinerary, revised as per your many helpful suggestions:

Dec 24: Depart LA early AM and drive to Joshua Tree National Park; picnic lunch and short hike, then Keys View; drive to ????? and stay the night
Dec. 25: Depart _________, see the Hoover Dam, drive to the Grand Canyon arriving roughly mid-afternoon (staying at Yavapai); Sunset Watching over the South Rim
Dec 26: Grand Canyon (weather permitting- morning hike via South Kaibab trail down to Cedar Ridge, climb back via Bright Angel trail, lunch, walk around...)
Dec 27: Depart Grand Canyon, drive to Sedona, stay the night there
Dec 28: Drive from Sedona to Pheonix
Dec 29: Phoenix (Shabbat)
Dec 30: Phoenix
Dec 31: Phoenix?
Jan 1: Flight home from PHX

*I know it looks like we'll be in Phoenix forever, but in fact, we won't be playing tourist at all on Friday or Saturday (at least until Sat. night) so it's really just Sunday and Monday.

Will Christmas Eve traffic be horrible leaving LA??
Where is a good place to stop Dec 24? Las Vegas?

Any particularly scenic roads to take? (And any roads to avoid?)

Do you have any hotel recommendations for Sedona and Pheonix? We are five people (ages 17-54) , if that helps, and we like cheap but clean and well-located. In Sedona, pretty much anything that fits those parameters will work, but the location of the hotel in Phoenix is much more important to us.

PHOENIX HOTEL: A mini-fridge in Phoenix is a necessity... If we could be located within the eruv, marked on this map http://www.phoenixbethjoseph.org/community.html in green two-thirds of the way down the page, that would be ideal!! Any suggestions you have would really be supremely helpful.

Thank you all so much in advance, and happy election day!

15 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 2 weeks in California++ in April - Need suggestions on itinerary
  2. 2 Advice on Roadtrip
  3. 3 Twenty Nine Palms to Dana Point, CA
  4. 4 Another Trip to DC for baseball!
  5. 5 Old Town Alexandria Restaurants?
  6. 6 New Orleans - good side trip in a car?
  7. 7 Where to eat in & around San Diego
  8. 8 Chicago - Girl Scout Itinerary
  9. 9 Tallest and largest living Saguaros at Saguaro National Park
  10. 10 Fall trip, best location to stay in Vermont. Need help please.
  11. 11 trip from Memphis, TN to San Antonio, TX
  12. 12 Miami comfort without $$$$
  13. 13 Hotel Consturction in NYC
  14. 14 Hanging Lake Hike (CO) with Kids?
  15. 15 GTG in Los Angeles March 17 or 18
  16. 16 Car Rental - NYC help me figure out logistics
  17. 17 16 Days in Utah and Colorado with Our 2 Young Boys!
  18. 18 Chicago to New England Road trip
  19. 19 Student-budget trip to NewYorkCity HELP please
  20. 20 North Conway, Jackson or where to stay in October
  21. 21 Sedona & Grand Canyon - 1 week trip from Phoenix
  22. 22 Montana- what are must see places?
  23. 23 California San Diego area lodging
  24. 24 Trip Report Kauai Garden tours
  25. 25 Stopover between Las Vegas and Yosemite
View next 25 » Back to the top