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Travel across the states.

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Travel across the states.

Hi.

We are looking to take two children(6 years and 1 year) to the states in March 2007. We hope to fly into LAX and hire a car to go to san francisco, Las Vegas etc. WE then want to get to Washington and New York. Flying home out of New YOrk.

Any ideas on the best/cheapest way to get from Las Vegas to Washington? Thinking of car hire but how long is the drive? What about a train?

No really keen on flying, so like to avoid!

Thanks :)

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11. Re: Travel across the states.

Hotels in Las Vegas....I'm going to strongly recommend the Orleans. It has a bowling alley and a movie theater as well as a nice pool area for the kids. Just know that you always have to hold your children when you are in the casino, they cannot run ahead or wander at all, or security will stop them. The Orleans is west of the strip about a mile...so away from some of the seedier traffic on the strip.

http://www.orleanscasino.com/hotel/index.html

In Anaheim you'll want to stay near Disneyland ? if so, Candy Cane Inn is quite nice and gets good reviews here. Another hotel we enjoy staying at is the Knotts Berry Farm hotel.

http://www.candycaneinn.net

http://www.knottshotel.com

San Francisco, I've been there, but only as part of a cruise so can't recommend hotels sorry :)

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12. Re: Travel across the states.

I second the Orleans in Vegas, especially if you have a car. he rates are good, nice pool, bowling alleys and kid care as well as nice large rooms. Do not stay at Circus Circus (even though it will seem tempting - smoky and old). MGM grand is also nice for families (but cost more $$'s).

San Francisco, we stayed at the Best Western Tuscan Inn (Fishermans Wharf). It was perfect for us (rooms on the small side, but typical in SF). Location was great - easily walk to the pier, wharf & cable car turnaround. Make sure you go on the Fire Truck tour while you are there - the kids loved it and they loved the hot fudge sundeas at Ghiradelli's.

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13. Re: Travel across the states.

I agree that The Orleans is a good choice with children.

You might find something of interest on www.Skyauction.com

They have nights in hotels (including the casinos), vacation packages, week long stays in condos, air tickets-----just about everything connected with travel. Some of the bargains are truly amazing, but research the same thing on the items home site to be sure you really are getting a good deal.

One of the best deals that they often have, I think, is a week's lodging in a two bedroom condo in a resort area for less than $300.00. Those are "surplus" timeshare weeks that they are just trying to get occupied. The week costs you the amount bid PLUS $199.00. The amount bid is often less than $50.00---that's quite a deal.

On the east coast, you and your children might enjoy Williamsburg, Virginia. Williamsburg is an entire town from pre-revolutionary times that has been fully restored and has living people doing all the jobs. It's a great way to learn about America's past. It's an easy day trip in to Washington D.C. for further exploring--and I just noticed that there is one of those timeshare weeks up for bids on Sky Auction. :)

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