As one of the shortest road trips in America, LA to Las Vegas is a tried and tested formula. The journey may become a little boring at time but there is much to break up the journey in the form of rest stops and roadside entertainment.
Sandwiched between the awesome locations of LA and Las Vegas are numerous roadside destinations that are worth planning for. These will immeasurably enhance your journey and are sure to keep yourself and the kids entertained.
Death Valley National Park is one of the most famous deserts in the world and is always worth a visit. Unbelievably hot, you will be amazed that somewhere as lush and lively as Las Vegas could possibly exist so close to such a barren landscape.
Despite its vast landscape, there is much to be discovered here. There are numerous ghost towns long abandoned that are sure to creep out the family, while the history of the desert will enthral all those interested in the history of America.
Temecula Wine Region is one of the best in America with around 35 wineries in the region offering tastings of white and red in abundance. Never fear drink driving as there are numerous rest stops to take the load off and simply enjoy the beautiful weather.
Some may worry about the children becoming bored but there is much for them to enjoy too. After spending hours on the road they’ll enjoy the lush gardens to run around and enjoy, while there are numerous family restaurants in which to indulge for dinner.
In car entertainment
There are some points on this route that can become incredibly boring, especially during traffic. However, there’s no reason to avoid the trip when in car entertainment is so easy and cheap. I Spy is a great one to play with the children during traffic as they learn about the different landmarks and surrounding environment that is so different from home.
Meanwhile, children can be entertained for hours with simply word games and puzzles. Rather than spending a fortune on puzzle books, download an activity book with plenty of activities for one to two children to enjoy.
Keeping in budget
One of the greatest appeals of a road trip comes in the form of the money that can be saved on flights and transfers. It is, however, all too easy to max out your credit card on these trips without even realizing.
By creating a realistic and generous budget for elements such as gas will leave you well covered and may even allow you to return home with more money than you expected. Meanwhile, choosing to budget for breakfast and lunch will leave you with plenty of money to enjoy some good, old fashioned American dinner for all the family to enjoy.
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