The last time I went on vacation was 6 years ago so to say I’m excited for this upcoming trip is an understatement. I can’t wait to experience 8 different cities with some great people while taking in the beauty of the West Coast. I’ve been to SF, LA, and Vegas before and can’t wait to go back. I remember the drive from LA to Vegas being unreal. The desert and mountains had me in awe the whole way there. 

Our timeline is:

Vancouver – July 27th
Seattle – July 28th – 29th
Portland – July 30th – 31st
San Francisco – August 1st -3rd
Monterey – August 4th
Los Angeles – August 5th – August 6th
Palm Springs – August 7th
Las Vegas – August 8th – 11th

The real challenge will be taking in as much as we can in each city since our time is pretty limited.

Some sights we have in our Evernote ‘West Coast Road Trip’ notebook include:

Granville Market/Island
Stanley Park

Pike Place Market
The original Starbucks
The Fremont Troll

Voodoo Doughnuts
Stumptown Coffee
Cathedral Park
Columbia River Gorge

San Francisco
Union Square
Redwood Forest
Coit Tower
Mr Holmes Bakehouse
Golden Gate

The Big Sur
Pebble Beach
Monterey Aquarium

Los Angeles
Griffith Park
Santa Monica Pier

Palm Springs
Salton Sea
Joshua Tree
Slab City
Visit the big dinosaur

Las Vegas
See a show
Visit the Grand Canyon
Neon Museum

This is just a small taste of what our options are. If anyone has any must see attractions for any of the cities above please let us know 🙂 I can’t wait to document our trip and share our experiences with you.


P.S Salton Sea looks unreal.

  • Ahhh a roadtrip! So fun. I’ve been wanting to do one out west (from the east coast) then fly back. I’m excited to see what you do and any recommendations you have! Have a blast!

    • Meagen Higginbottom

      Thanks Brooke! It was SO much fun, I highly recommend it. 🙂

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