I will be visiting the west coast of USA from 19th December to 02nd January. My "base" will be in Las Vegas as that's where all my extended family will be at. I am thinking of doing a small side trip to San Francisco and LA. My current plan is to fly from Vegas early in the morning on 23rd December, hire a car and spend the day there to do sightseeing. 24th december i am driving down the coast and make my way to LA. I am staying the night in LA and do sightseeing on 25th and 26th and fly back to Vegas on 26th evening. My concerns are:
1. Is one full day enough for SAF? I will be travelling by myself and my main interest would be alcatraz and the golden bridge.
2. Are all the main attractions open on Christmas day in LA? i am thinking of staying either in downtown LA or santa monica but still undecided. My budget for accom is 180-200. i have booked tickets for LA game on that day but apart from that i would still love to visit all the "tourist" hot spot such as walk of fame and Hollywood Boulevard and Santa Monica Beach.
3. Does anyone know a good daytrip operator in both SAF and LA? as i mention before, i will be travelling by myself and would like to meet people.