We are a 30-year old couple traveling to the U.S. for 17 days in early August. So far, we have shortlisted San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas on the west and New York on the east. (We are covering both coasts since we want to see the west and we have to fly through East anyway!) We love to see varied landscapes in one trip so that it doesn't get boring. We love to wander on the streets, visit good beaches, enjoy a good nightlife and just relish the weather and watch the world go by. Not into museums and galleries at all. My questions are:
1. Should we fit in LA as well since we are going to California?
2. SFO beaches in August would be cold? Where can we go to take a dip?
3. Any other city that you can recommend in California or near New York? We could have taken the Bahamas cruise but read that it's Hurricane season in August.
We are yet in the process of booking tickets. So need just a broad overview as of now. Would be devouring the forums at a later stage. Please advice! Thanks a ton :)