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Suggestions, tips for southwest trip for 2 travel noobs

My 18-year-old son and I are traveling to L.A. and points southwest at the end of this month. Both of us are inexperienced travelers and a little anxious. I want to get feedback on our planned itinerary and get any general tips or advice. [more inside]
posted by primate moon on Jun 6, 2016 - 11 answers

Travel filter: Grand Canyon, Bryce, Sedona, Flagstaff, and Zion edition

Asking for a friend, who says: "Our family (two adults, three kids, 15, 8, and 6) will be traveling to Arizona in mid-June. We will fly into Flagstaff on June 14th, rent a car, and fly out of Flagstaff on July 2. Please help us plan our itinerary and suggest any must-sees/should-avoids along the way." [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on May 25, 2016 - 20 answers

Vegan/Vegetarian Options on the Grand Circle Route?

In late spring, I will be taking a road trip with some friends through the southwest. We'll stop at grocery stores to get a cooler and provisions, and we'd prefer not to eat entirely in restaurants, but that will have to happen sometimes. One of my friends is mostly vegan, definitely vegetarian, and I am somewhat skeptical of dining options in small rural towns. Where can we find decent food on our route? [more inside]
posted by bowtiesarecool on May 1, 2016 - 12 answers

Roadtrip help - Seattle to Houston in three weeks

I am planning a roadtrip with my husband, brother-in-law, BL's wife and 6 year old daughter. Basically, what I am trying to suss out is: are we being too ambitious with our itinerary? [more inside]
posted by Blissful on Apr 3, 2016 - 9 answers

Road trip: Austin, TX to the Grand Canyon

I've never been to the Grand Canyon. Isn't that terrible? I have next week off of work and am thinking about taking a road trip to go see it. I've also never been to the Painted Desert or the Petrified Forest, so I ought to do those as well. [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes on Nov 16, 2015 - 10 answers

Early planning for a Grand Canyon/Utah hiking trip

I am planning a two-week hiking trip primarily to Utah, with a stop at the Grand Canyon, in (likely) mid-April next year. I have library books galore, but it's all a bit overwhelming in these early stages of planning, and I'd love some insight from those who have been before. [more inside]
posted by sabotagerabbit on Nov 5, 2015 - 18 answers

Want to camp in Bryce/Zion area this summer. Need logistical help??

We (me, mrs. sexy, three kids ages 15, 19, 22) are flying into Vegas this July and want to explore nature to the east of there -- Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion as we've heard those places are amazing. We would like to camp there for a couple of nights, and we've done the car camping thing a lot as a family, but how do you do that when you've flown in and all you have are suitcases of clothes? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jan 13, 2015 - 17 answers

Southwest US in February -- where to go?

We (my wife and I, that is) are tossing around the idea of a trip somewhere to the Southwest in February, when I get a week off from teaching and we'll need a week off from winter. Ideally with a mix of the outdoorsy and time spent in nice scenic towns with good (vegetarian-friendly) food, on a non-lavish budget. Never been anywhere in that part of the world. Where should we go and what should we see? [more inside]
posted by irrelephant on Oct 21, 2014 - 20 answers

Campervan rental in Las Vegas?

Next March My girlfriend and I are planning a road trip from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City by way of some of the national parks between. The plan is to rent a camper in Vegas and drop it off in Salt Lake City at the end. I've looked, and there's dozens of companies who rent campers. Are there any companies that people can recommend in particular? Any to avoid? Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Oct 9, 2014 - 4 answers

Road Trip!!

Need some advice on places to stay/eat/etc... [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Jan 7, 2014 - 21 answers

Phoenix > Sedona > Grand Canyon?

What will the weather be like on a Phoenix > Sedona > Grand Canyon trip in early-mid February? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Dec 12, 2013 - 10 answers

What to see on Route 66, traveling to Los Angeles?

Hivemind, what sights are they are to see and/or photograph along the way? What should we not miss? What is a must see? What is out there that's unique? Ghost towns? World's largest ant? [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Jan 22, 2013 - 16 answers

Help me plan my short Grand Canyon Roadtrip

Metafilter, I need a road trip reality check and suggestions. I'm going on a short road trip to the Grand Canyon from June 28-June 30, departing from Riverside County in Southern California. I think I'm set on my plan for my trip to the Grand Canyon, but I'm looking for suggestions for the trip back. [more inside]
posted by yasaman on Jun 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Road trip! Advice?

I’m leaving Tucson, AZ tonight for a last minute solo road trip to San Francisco. I have 7-8 days to drive, so obviously I’ll be taking the scenic route. Where should I stop? What route should I take? What should I do? What should I eat? [more inside]
posted by skewed on Feb 29, 2012 - 16 answers

Visiting Yogi Bear in August

Is going to a national park in late August a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Jan 15, 2012 - 19 answers

"It's just a big hole in the ground."

Grand Canyon in April with an eighty year old and a ten year old . Bad idea? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jan 10, 2012 - 18 answers

SLC to Grand Canyon, Doable?

I'm going to Salt Lake City next year for a conference. Please help me figure out whether my idea to tack on a trip to the Grand Canyon in just a few extra days is feasible, sensible, brilliant, or not so smart. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Nov 27, 2011 - 17 answers

Road conditions between LA and the Grand Canyon this week

I'd like to go on a short, last-minute trip to the Grand Canyon this week. If I drive from Los Angeles on Tuesday morning and drive back on Thursday morning, can I expect snow-free roads? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Nov 20, 2011 - 3 answers

What's so Grand about this Canyon?

I'm not going to the Grand Canyon any time soon, but I'm still curious: what are some of its most unique aspects or little-known features? [more inside]
posted by egeanin on Sep 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Western Halloween Adventure!

Its roadtrip planning time again! I'm looking for suggestions for quirky, fun, maybe ghosty, campy, interesting places to visit, eat and/or stay somewhere between the Grand Canyon and Phoenix. We were considering maybe somewhere around Flagstaff or Jerome. Especially big bonus points for fabulous places not to miss Halloween weekend in those parts! [more inside]
posted by meeshell on Aug 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Two wheels, a canyon and a long way around.

Advice on bicycling the rim of the grand canyon [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jun 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me pick a grand canyon helicopter tour.

I'm going to Las Vegas. Help me pick a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on May 9, 2011 - 5 answers

A trip to Grand Canyon!

We (my wife, our two and a half year old and me!) are considering a five-day trip to Grand Canyon and Sedona next week. Would love to have your insights and tips for this trip .. [more inside]
posted by justlooking on Apr 5, 2011 - 19 answers

A Grand Time Was Had By All

In a few weeks we're going to go to the Grand Canyon from Phoenix. We want to take our time driving to the Grand Canyon, stopping off to sight see, eat some yummy food, etc. What are some must-sees/must-do's? [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Mar 6, 2011 - 19 answers

...to prevent slippage of VERY LARGE WHEELS...

At the Grand Canyon's southern rim's entrance gate this summer we passed by a 55 gallon drum apparently full of crushed rock adjacent to the toll gate. Inside was a #10 can. Outside was a label stating "NOT FOR TRASH". What -were- the rocks for?
posted by Ogre Lawless on Jan 22, 2011 - 14 answers

Las Vegas/Grand Canyon Loop: Fun Road Trip or Death Trap?

Mid March road trip from Vegas to Grand Canyon: fun times or deadly road trip? [more inside]
posted by pantarhei on Feb 25, 2010 - 12 answers

How to make the most of a very brief trip to Arizona

I am looking for advice about places to stay and things to do on a trip through Phoenix, Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and Sedona. My mom is going to be in Phoenix for a conference soon and since neither of us have spent much time out west we decided to make a little vacation out of it. Help us make the most of it! [more inside]
posted by horses, of courses on Sep 2, 2008 - 10 answers

Meteor-watching at the Grand Canyon

I'll be at the Grand Canyon during the peak of the Perseids. Help me make the most of the experience. [more inside]
posted by pluckemin on Aug 5, 2008 - 3 answers

One extra day for the most special park in the South West?

For an upcoming Las Vegas trip in May, I have an extra day in my Southwest tour- Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, and Death Valley- which of those places would it be most worthwhile to spend the most time? [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Apr 10, 2008 - 25 answers

When in Las Vegas, where to stay?

[your personal recommendations-filter] Stayin in Las Vegas in May. Help me find a suitable accomodation that won't break the bank. Bonus-karma-points for personal pointers to the best way to visit Grand Canyon, when we're in those necks of the wood. [more inside]
posted by Rabarberofficer on Mar 3, 2008 - 17 answers

Advice for a trip to Zion and Grand Canyon

Travel Suggestion Filter: I need some advice about preferences, weather conditions and practical stuff relating to a trip i'm planning in Zion National Park and Grand Canyon [more inside]
posted by postergeist on Oct 1, 2007 - 25 answers

Good Times in the Southwest

What should we see during our week in the Southwest? [more inside]
posted by slowfasthazel on Apr 25, 2007 - 14 answers

Going West with Young Men.

Summertime Roadtrip : My brother and a couple of my nephews have been contemplating trying to make the quintessential western american road trip this summer. [more inside]
posted by Dave Faris on Jan 23, 2007 - 25 answers

Help me make the best of two days in Arizona

I'll be in Tempe, AZ for a week on business in late October and I get the weekend to myself. What would you see if you had two days and two nights to yourself in the area? [more inside]
posted by saraswati on Sep 28, 2006 - 15 answers

have car, will travel

What is a good LA > Vegas > San Fran roadtrip itinerary that incorporates some national park visits? [more inside]
posted by cwhitfcd on Aug 29, 2006 - 14 answers

Rim to Rim at the Grand Canyon?

What's it like to run/hike from rim to rim in the Grand Canyon, all in one day? [more inside]
posted by ph00dz on Jun 8, 2006 - 18 answers

Looking for short road trip ideas from Los Angeles with a photography theme

I have some vacation time coming up. Rather than one big trip, I'm thinking about taking 2 or 3 short little road trips (3 to 5 days each). Los Angeles is my starting point. Photography is my main activity. Where should I go, and where should I stay when I get there? [more inside]
posted by willnot on May 4, 2006 - 9 answers

Grand Canyoning

I need some help finalizing plans for a Grand Canyon trip. I'm just having some trouble finding good solutions for a couple things. I've checked out two of the better previous Grand Canyon askme's (4 days in Las Vegas and Grand Canyon and Grand camping?) but I still have some questions based on my specific trip. [more inside]
posted by inigo2 on Apr 14, 2006 - 12 answers

4 days in Las Vegas and Grand Canyon

We're spending 4 days in Las Vegas after thanksgiving, and would like to drive to the Grand Canyon. Need advice on how long to spend in each place. [more inside]
posted by darsh on Nov 9, 2005 - 14 answers

How should I go about visiting the Grand Canyon?

How should I go about visiting the Grand Canyon? [more inside]
posted by autojack on Oct 8, 2005 - 14 answers

Grand Canyon reward trip

We want to take our company’s employees for a bonus trip to the Grand Canyon. We are based in Southern California, and there will be about 15 people, going for 4-5 days in mid-September. Any suggestions as far as extra special things to see or do for them? We are thinking helicopter ride, nice hotels, things like that... Thank you for some crazy ideas -
posted by growabrain on Aug 14, 2005 - 16 answers

American West road trip

A buddy and I are going on a road trip starting the 28th of December for 8 days. Our first destination is the Grand Canyon but after that, who knows. Being the anal retentive that I am, I sort of plotted out a route that took us from the GC to Zion then Bryce then Salt Lake City then across upper Nevada to Tahoe. I was wondering, is this too ambitious? Are there cooler things to see or places to visit? How about places to avoid?
posted by inviolable on Dec 18, 2003 - 10 answers

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