Driving the Big Sur Coast is the stuff of US road trip daydreams. Unfortunately for us we could only stop at the biggest landmark – McWay Falls but there’s plenty more to explore along the Californian Coast.
This was my second stop in San Francisco so I filled in my sight-seeing gaps with a trip to the Golden Gate Park buffalo and the famous Painted Ladies but did San Francisco woo me over this time? Come find out.
At the southern end of Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove contains hundreds of mature Giant Sequoia trees. It’s a great place to get up close to these natural giants but also a little scary if you lose your group!
After leaving the luxury of our hotel behind we head out on a long day of driving but things turn a little more eventful than planned with a trip to an Emergency Room in the town of Tonopah in what seems the middle of nowhere!
A long drive from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas can only really have one stop – The Hoover Dam. We struggled with the heat but managed to get a quick look before spending an evening exploring Las Vegas!
Our aim was to arrive for sunset at Mather Point in the Grand Canyon National Park but we first headed via Lake Havasu City where of all things you will find London Bridge! Read about our quick drive along Route 66 and perhaps how not to do sunset at the Grand Canyon.