Los Angeles to Las Vegas via Seattle

Travel at your own pace through iconic West Coast cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle and explore a part of the United States moulded by the ocean and mountains. In San Francisco, drive over the Golden Gate Bridge or visit Alcatraz, the federal prison island. Walk through the many interesting streets and get to know the history and fun facts about this amazing city. Travel to California's capital, Sacramento, with a lot of activities to do. Go to Old Sacramento to see the California State Railroad Museum or one of the many other interesting museums in the city.  Follow the coastal route to Portland, with its breathtaking scenery at every turn of the road, then take a bike and let a guide show you the most beautiful spots in Portland. Continue to Seatle where you shouldn't miss the Hammering Man at the Seatle Art Museum and ascend the Space Needle for an amazing view! In Salt Lake City visit the Family History Library which boasts the largest collection of genealogical information in the world. Stroll by the granite Salt Lake Temple which is just stunning. End your amazing self-drive holiday in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Play poker in Las Vegas and try your luck!

Recommended vehicles:

Couples and Solo Travelers: The US Tourer will give you everything you need in a compact camper, enabling you to travel at your own pace with ease.

Families: The US Wanderer is a perfect choice for families with kids. Be relaxed and enjoy the fantastic scenery from one city to another. With sleeping space for up to 5 adults and 2 children, this is an RV you can trust.

Itinerary

Day 1: Los Angeles to San Francisco
Day 2: San Francisco
Day 3: San Francisco
Day 4: San Francisco to Sacramento
Day 5: Sacramento to Portland
Day 6: Portland
Day 7: Portland to Seattle
Day 8: Seattle
Day 9: Seattle to Salt Lake City
Day 10:  Salt Lake City
Day 11: Salt Lake City to Las Vegas
Day 12: Las Vegas

Highlights

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San Francisco

Ever popular San Francisco boasts spectacular landmarks and a diverse, cosmopolitan culture. Our San Francisco branch is the gateway to your exploration of this fascinating city. Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and into a new self-drive adventure with Apollo Motorhomes. With spectacular national parks and endless attractions, an RV holiday is the ultimate way to discover San Francisco and surrounding areas. More Info

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Sacramento

This Californian capital is considered to be one of the best cities for integrating communities and is really cosmopolitan. Don’t miss out on visiting Old Sacramento and the California State Railroad Museum. More Info

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Portland

Portland or the “Greenest City in America” is listed as the second greenest city in the world. Since 1903 it has continually preserved green open spaces and Portland’s parks are well known for being really beautiful. More Info

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Seattle

Known as the “Emerald City” because it is surrounded by forest and mountains, Seattle is inspiring. There are a lot of landmarks in Seattle but we highly recommend visiting the Space Needle, Famous Graves, Bill Gates House, Original Starbucks, Fremont Troll, and Hammering Man. You can get a really nice view of Seattle from the Smith Tower Observation Deck. More Info

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City offers a lot of attractions. Visit the Beehive House, which is the former house of the Brigham Family and was built in honour of the pioneers from the region. Free daily tours are available. If you are looking to discover some hidden part of your history, you can visit the Family History Library founded in 1894. This is the largest genealogical library in the world. You can also visit the Family Search Centrel with millions of records from all over the world. Don't leave Salt Lake City without walking around the famous Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More Info

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Portland, the greenest city of the United States!
Discover Portland, a vibrant city full of contrast. No matter what you're looking for - a day full of action or  just a relaxing day - Portland is definitely a city worth travelling to!
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Q&A

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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

Address: 40136 Hwy 942, Darrow, LA 70725
Phone: +1 225-473-9380
Email: kk@HoumasHouse.com; Jesse@HoumasHouse.com
Web Site: www.HoumasHouse.com
FAQs provided by: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

Can you give a short summary of your main business activities?

Nestled between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Houmas House is an escape into the 1880’s. From the moment you enter the garden gates you begin your journey living a day in the life of the wealthy Sugar Baron and his Mistress. From the entertaining and experiential tour, to the lavish dining experience, to the unexpected landscape, your senses will be on overdrive at every turn. The Mansion, known as “The Sugar Palace”, is filled with rare period antiques and original artwork. The restaurants are perfect for indulging in a leisurely lunch or experience fine Louisiana dining at its best. Latil’s Landing has been voted one of the top 20 restaurants in the US, boasting one of the largest wine collections in Louisiana. Only here will you dine in the original Houmas House built in 1775. After visiting the mansion you’ll want to take time to stroll through our gardens. Many sitting areas have been provided around the property, inviting you to sit and experience the year-round grandeur of the ancient oak alley, the fragrance of spring and summer blooms and the sights and sounds of bird life, wildlife and plantation life of long ago. Overnight accommodations will be available in Fall 2012. www.HoumasHouse.com

Which is your most popular excursion/activity/item/package and why?

Visitors come from around the globe to see our gardens, explore the Mansion-hearing stories of the wealthy Sugar Baron and his Mistress, to dine in our award winning Latil’s Landing, and very soon they will come to spend the night in our luxurious cottages.

What is your inside tip? i.e. Arrive Early, Best time of year to visit, group or early bird discounts etc”

The gardens are in full color year round. However, typically Spring and Summer are the most optimal for garden explorations. If you’re coming for dinner at Latil’s Landing, it is suggested you make reservations. Our restaurant is small and demand is high- open Wed-Sat 6-9. Number one tip: if you really want to experience all that Houmas House has to offer, allow at least 3 hours to tour the mansion and gardens and dine in our Café Burnside.

Can you highly recommend another tourist activity not connected with your business?

Just 5 miles from Houmas House is the Tanger Outlet Mall. It’s recent renovation has added dozens of new merchants and is a great shopping excursion. They also offer tax free shopping for International visitors. .

Are there any other landmarks or activities (etc) you think visitors may find interesting in your area?

Within 30 miles of Houmas House are three other plantation worth visiting: San Francisco Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation, and Laura: A Creole Plantation.

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