Hi all! I'm new here and tentatively planning a road trip for my family for next summer. We will be traveling the last week of June. Travel party to include 2 seniors, 4 adults, and 3 children (ages 6, 4, and 2). My father-in-law has always wanted to go "out west" so we are trying to get him out there. All he has told us is that he wants to see the redwoods and sequoias, and I know he would like to see the Grand Canyon. We are not, however, interested in doing a lot of hiking. Mother-in-law is very interested in driving up the California coast, so we will be doing that as well. They are not very interested in the city life, so we won't be visiting LA and will only be spending a 1/2 day or so in Vegas. Here is my tentative schedule. Please let me know your thoughts. I'm looking forward to constructive criticism. Thank you!
6/22/13 – Fly to Vegas, spend night
6/23/13 – Rent car, drive to Grand Canyon, tour, spend night
6/24/13 – Drive to Santa Monica, spend night
6/26/13 – Yosemite National Park, spend night
6/27/13 – Yosemite National Park, spend night
6/28/13 – Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, Muir National Monument, San Francisco (return rental car)
6/29/13 – San Francisco
6/30/13 – San Francisco, fly home
I'm not sure if one partial day will be enough at the Grand Canyon, but we are only planning to see the South Rim, so I don't know. Thoughts?