Both theme parks, the main attraction of Los Angeles, and both are starkly different. I outline below the basics of both parks, what to pack, and how to make the most of your day.
Palm Springs – a mini Hollywood in the desert.
An affordable holiday city, a complete villa complete with kitchen, living room, dining area, 2 bedrooms and a swimming pool will come at the same cost as a one bedroom hotel room in San Francisco. With plenty of supermarkets self catering is easily, and merely a two hours drive to San Diego, you can make Palm Springs the base for a day trip to San Diego.
The Los Angeles experience will be incomplete without going to a baseball game. Experience the L.A life, and do what fellow Angelenos do. This was probably our most American experience of the entire road trip.
In fact most viewers were not out sweltering in the hot LA sun but rather on the constant look out for food. Armed with nachos, hot dogs and drinks you watch the game for as long as your food lasts. Go to the information desk for birthday badges and more.
Book tickets in advance as they can often sell out, and maybe the best thing of Dodger’s stadium is that they allow you to bring in food and drinks.
Immerse yourself in the Dodger’s spirit.
The Griffith Observatory is one of L.A.’s greatest cultural attractions, offering spectacular views from the Pacific Ocean to Downtown L.A. from its perch on Mt. Hollywood in Griffith Park.
San Diego is a city on the Pacific coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. Immense Balboa Park is the site of the renowned San Diego Zoo, as well as numerous art galleries, artist studios, museums and gardens. A deep harbor is home to a large active naval fleet, with the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, open to the public.
Las Vegas, Sin CIty. Well renowned for it casinos and thriving nightlife, but arguably the highlight of Las Vegas is its hotels. Extravagant works of art which tops any Las Vegas show any day, and believe me we watched Le Reve apparently the best show in Las Vegas. Here is how to enjoy Las Vegas with family.
The Death Valley drive is continually voted as one of the top ten in the world. Why? It is extreme. Death Valley is an example of one of THE MOST EXTREME climates in the world. With sand dunes, salt flats and large swathes of dry barren land, whilst driving through Death Valley you will be in awe.
The Grand Canyon is beautiful, and indescribable. A must for any road trip.
The Grand Canyon can be experienced at four general destinations: the South Rim, Grand Canyon West, Grand Canyon East, and the North Rim.
Each rim offers a different experience.
Regularly featured on the top 10 drives in the world, and rightly so, the Pacific Highway being one of the highlights of my holiday. Here is how to roll along the best part of the Pacific Highway in style – follow the tips below and click on the link provided for a detailed itinerary:
It seems that the local San Franciscan raves about Yosemite National Park, and statistics seem to back this up with Yosemite being the 4th most visited national park and google images, like the header above seem to make it appear like the most wonderful place yet most sources fail to mention that California has been experiencing a drought for 3 years. This has had its consequences on Yosemite.