So, as 0 of you know, my girlfriend goes to college in California (Los Angeles to be specific). We live in Pennsylvania. This is a bit of a distance. As it turns out she now needs a car at school, so she’s purchased one at home and is planning to drive it out to LA. This is where your advice comes in. We’re planning to take around 7 days/6 nights to make the trip out and are looking for interesting diversions along the way.
The tentative route we plan to follow is I-70 to 74 around Indianapolis to 80 (in order to see the Field of Dreams site in Iowa) then 80 to 76 to 70 around Denver. The follow 70 to 15 to 10 into LA (I’d fly LAX to PIT a few days later). Obviously its a bit convoluted, but we’d be willing to change if there was something more worthwhile to see than the FoD field.
Teeming Millions, if you had to make this trek, what sites along the way would you find interesting and pretty cool to see. I should preface this by saying that neither of us have really been to much of the Midwest/West at all. I’ve been to St. Louis, but that is about it, so we have pretty much a blank slate. So far our only definites are: Las Vegas strip, Hoover Dam, and Grand Canyon. What other sites would be worthwhile in making the drive? For instance, would it be better to drive across Wyoming on 80 and see the Great Salt Lake rather than drive through Denver and central Utah?
Really the only stipulation is that we’d prefer not to drive an excessive amount in a day. Probably 10-11 hours is the absolute maximum in a single day. I’m not looking for a full itinerary here, just looking for suggestions of valuable things to see along the way.
So in short, Pittsburgh to LA in 7 days (or 8 if absolutely needed) what to see along the way? Thanks in advance!