Deciding on where to stay is always a challenge. I did not want to spend a lot on lodging because we are not going to be hanging by the pool and staying on a resort. If we wanted to sit by the pool, we would do that at home.
Stop 1: Las Vegas
Our flight takes us to Vegas first, it was the cheapest way to get out west using our miles. As a former hospitality major, it just amazes me on how many choices for lodging are in Vegas.
Stop 2: Sequoias National Park
Finding lodging around the national parks has been more challenging. I knew I would have to book early if I wanted to get a nice room within our price range and close to the parks. Big chain hotels do not seem to be the best choice for near the Sequoias. I was lucky enough to find a cabin through the Department of Forestry and booked through https://www.recreation.gov I’ll write more about the cabin as I find out info. There is very little information on the cabin.
Stop 3: Yosemite
Yosemite was another challenge considering I have never been there. The park is so large and there are specific entrances. I relied on reviews and suggestions made by other travelers. The best option I found was renting a vacation cabin.
Stop 4: San Francisco
I almost took San Francisco off the list because of the cost of a lodging. Hotels, Airbnb (ironically), Bed and Breakfasts were all out of the price range for where I wanted to stay. Considering we had limited time, I wanted to be close to alot of the activities without having to drive from the outskirts. For this leg of the trip, I chose an option I have never tried before. A hostel.
Stop 5: Los Angeles