Planning vacations is one of my favorite things to do. I'm typically that person who's planning their next trip on the plane or car ride home from the previous trip. However, that hasn't been the case this year for some reason. Our last trip was in May and until recently we haven't started planning another one yet! So unlike us. Jared and I have bounced around a lot of ideas so far about what we'd like our 2016 vacation to be and we think we've finally settled on heading out WEST!
The only problem? There is so much to see out West we almost don't know where to begin. The loose plan we're thinking about involves the Grand Canyon, a night in Vegas (convincing Jared I need to see Celine Dion in my lifetime) and then exploring southern parts of California. Neither of us have seen any of those things. There are just so many options and variations of this trip that we kick around weekly... we need help!
For those of you who have been to California, what was your favorite part or must-do's? I'd love to be touristy and see Hollywood and L.A. and such, but possibly sneak down to Anaheim for a day of Disneyland fun as well. (Are you surprised?) I also really want to get to the coast since I've never set eyes on the Pacific Ocean.
It's tough, because I'd love to spend about 3 weeks out west exploring and seeing everything, but that's just not realistic. We're looking at next Spring but have no set dates and we're thinking our trip will be roughly 10 days. We're honestly just in the beginning stages of plans but I want to make them more concrete. Since my window to travel is so limited due to work, I want to request my time off as soon as possible.
Is our plan terrible? Is that a good time of year to visit or does it matter? Should we skip Vegas and travel somewhere else? Do we just need one day at the Grand Canyon? The floor is open- suggestions welcome :)