My family of 5 (incl three kids aged 4, 5 & 7) is driving from Las Vegas to Yosemite in mid-March 2010, staying in or near Yosemite for 2-3 nights on our way to San Francisco. From all reports, the most scenic route via Tioga Pass will be closed. So I'd welcome advice on the following :
1. What would be the best (ie: quickest vs most scenic) route to get from LV to Yosemite at this time of year.
2. With 3 kids, I’m thinking a 1 night stopover might be required along the way - any suggestions for the best place to stop over and break up this drive ?
3. When we arrive, would you recommend staying inside the national park or just outside (eg: Oakhurst, El Portal) ?