First of all want to say what a great resource this forum has already been in giving inspiration for this trip.
Planning a trip to California in school holiday July/August 2015. 2 Adults plus 8 year old son who is really active and really enthusiastic about animals and wildlife.
We're trying to create a trip to give both the parents and the son something to really enjoy and remember. Some culture, some sights, some great food and locations and some theme parks!
Trailfinders have a 'family fly drive' itinerary as follows which we have been considering:
Day1-3 San Fran
Day 4 Drive to Monterey
Day 5 Monterey
Day 6 Drive Monterey - Santa Barbara
Day 7 Santa Barbara
Day 8 Drive Santa Barbara-Huntington Beach
Day 9-10 Huntington Beach
Day 11 Drive Huntington Beach to San Diego
Day 11-14 San Diego, flying back from San Diego
This package gives us time to spend at Universal, Disney and Sea World as well an opportunity to enjoy the Big Sur and coast.
I was wondering whether any people have done a similar trip and would recommend a slightly different itinerary to get the most from the trip.
Also, any recommendations of securing the best possible prices for flights, hotels and theme parks? Trailfinders are normally good but maybe it can still be arranged privately to save money.
Any input very welcome.