We have an overnight stop booked in Kingman, whilst travelling from LA (Santa Monica) to Grand Canyon. Just planning options to visit en route (in rental car). Is is sensible to branch off the 40 near Needles to visit Oatman, then continue on to Kingman? And after Kingman, what about going via the (old?) 66 to pass by Hackleberry as we go on to Grand Canyon?
Or, in both instances, is it better to stick to the main highways, and run in/out Kingman once we arrive there? Trouble is, with long drives both day before/ after the Kingman stopover, the may be little time for that? Just trying to get my bearings. Any thoughts most welcome.