We are coming over from England (UK) into San Francisco 23rd March 2013. After a few days in SF we hire car and drive to stay at Yosemite Valley Lodge. From there we want to go to Grand Canyon. Because the drive to Grand Canyon looks long and slow via Bakersfield we are thinking, drop the hire car at Fresno, fly Fresno to Phoenoix or Las Vegas, and hire another car & drive on to GC. I know it might cost a bit more but driving with two kids age 12 and 14 might be worse! We fly back home from Las Vagas 5th or 6th April.
Any suggestions or comments would be most welcome.