We are looking for suggestions for a one week road trip from Southern California for the week between Christmas and New Years, with our two sons, ages 12 and 13. Any ideas? In past years over Winter Break, we've travelled to Yosemite, Grand Canyon, up the CA coast, and to Joshua Tree. Does anyone have any good ideas for a fun trip?
Thank you for your quick replies and great ideas! We actually stopped in Death Valley last year on the way to Yosemite, and have visited Zion in the summer ()HOT!), but never the winter. We have also never been to Valley of Fire, nor Snow Canyon. I will research them and try to plan an itinerary. Would these be okay in December? We have chains for the RV, but luckily have not needed to use them...
It would be very unusual for Valley of Fire or Snow Canyon to have snow. However, this is high desert country and occasionally can have a little. Melts off before noon. Day time temps usually in the 50-60. Zion a little cooler; a good day trip from Snow Canyon.
I have a suggestion. Come up to Washington State. Dec 22,23 razor clam season is open for 2 days. Long Beach pennisula is a great place to go razor clamming. Stay at Ocean Park resort in Ocean park Washington. They have a web site so Google Ocean Park Resort, Washington. Out of state license is about $6 for 3 days. Kid under 15 no license required. Limit is 15 razor clams. Check out web site at:
You will need a Clam gun to dig the clams. PVC type about $10, Steel type $20, Alumimum about $50. Drive on the beach with your vehicle and park near where you dig. Lots and Lots of people out there. Best clams you'll every eat. There are always people that are willing to show you how to do it.
My new DRW and camper on the truck the first time.
Razor clamming sounds like a lot of fun! We took a trip up the Oregon/Washington coasts a few years ago (in the summer) and had a wonderful time. I think we'll save that trip for when we have a 2 week winter break, rather than only a week, because the gas costs would be prohibitive for such a short venture. I am definitely saving your post, though, and keeping it in mind for a future trip! Thank you!