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  • TheSaint 11 Apr 2011 15:14:03 14,833 posts
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    From Napa I would drive over to Lake Tahoe, you could even stop in Sacramento and spend a night there looking around. It's an amazing place that hardly any Brits seem to go to.

    When we went I looked into the drive from there to Vegas past the salt flats at Mono lake and along the east edge of Yosemite but we didn't have time to fit it all in. Apparently the route has quite a few gold rush era ghost towns nearby that I would love to have explored if we had the time.

    Edit: Or it's only a short drive from Lake Tahoe to Reno where you could fly down to Vegas.
  • Khanivor 7 Jul 2011 00:07:01 41,262 posts
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    You're going to PA? If a customer if ours is a cocksucker they invariably come from that state.
  • Red-Moose 7 Jul 2011 19:27:05 5,345 posts
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    Don't forget the ludes
  • AdmiralPellaeon 22 Feb 2012 14:49:56 347 posts
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    Just started planning my honeymoon I get married in October & go away in December.... thinking about a west coast drive.

    Something along the lines of fly to San Fran then drive to, Yosemite, Las vegas, Hoover dam, Gran Canyon, monument valley, Lake Havasu, LA (Then fly from LAX to Los Cabos in Mexico for a few days at the beach) 2 weeks in total.

    Have I missed anything obvious in the general area I am visiting?
  • TheSaint 22 Feb 2012 14:58:50 14,833 posts
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    Worth bearing in mind that lots of Yosemite will be closed in December. Vegas and San Francisco will also be quite cold.

    Also not sure how you are planning to do everything but Hoover dam, Grand Canyon and monument valley are all accessible as day trips from Vegas.
  • El_MUERkO 22 Feb 2012 15:11:43 17,149 posts
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    AdmiralPellaeon wrote:
    Just started planning my honeymoon I get married in October & go away in December.... thinking about a west coast drive.

    Something along the lines of fly to San Fran then drive to, Yosemite, Las vegas, Hoover dam, Gran Canyon, monument valley, Lake Havasu, LA (Then fly from LAX to Los Cabos in Mexico for a few days at the beach) 2 weeks in total.

    Have I missed anything obvious in the general area I am visiting?
    Myself and Fi drove down Highway 1 from San Francisco to Los Angles, stopped the night in Monterey which is lovely and has an amazing Aquarium. Stunning drive, you need a head for heights though, driving South you're on the cliff edge :)
  • Ginger 4 Oct 2012 14:58:11 6,917 posts
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    El_MUERkO wrote:
    AdmiralPellaeon wrote:
    Just started planning my honeymoon I get married in October & go away in December.... thinking about a west coast drive.

    Something along the lines of fly to San Fran then drive to, Yosemite, Las vegas, Hoover dam, Gran Canyon, monument valley, Lake Havasu, LA (Then fly from LAX to Los Cabos in Mexico for a few days at the beach) 2 weeks in total.

    Have I missed anything obvious in the general area I am visiting?
    Myself and Fi drove down Highway 1 from San Francisco to Los Angles, stopped the night in Monterey which is lovely and has an amazing Aquarium. Stunning drive, you need a head for heights though, driving South you're on the cliff edge :)
    Yeah, highway 1 is awesome but if you're not confident driving on roads where 1 side is fall into the pacific you're going to struggle.

    London open taekwondo champion

  • RyanDS 26 Nov 2014 18:44:49 9,850 posts
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    Was talking to my wife today and I think we will be looking for 2 weeks following the general trend of this thread. Just wondering what people spent though? I'm kind of thinking 4k? 1500 for flights to Denver then 100 per day each. Is that too much? Reasonable?
  • smoothpete 26 Nov 2014 19:02:23 31,828 posts
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    We recently did a trip down from Seattle to San Francisco all through Washington and Oregon. Best holiday ever. Going back in the summer to see Nevada, Utah and Arizona. I couldn't tell you specifically the cost but the car was about 500 for 2 weeks (get something nice, don't get the cheapest), our hotels / motels varied greatly from about 35 to 120 per night, it very much depends on your standards. I warn you that the shit places are extremely shit. Petrol is cheap as fuck. Food and beer are pretty cheap. I think the USD / GBP rate is still excellent so your pound goes a long way.
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