1 car, 3 states, 4 days, 9 people, and a whole lot of fun.
Because you can’t say you’ve seen America without a proper road trip right?
Our trip started with a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles. We rented a car which turned out to be slightly bigger than expected.
DAY 1: LOS ANGELES
We visited Six Flags Magic Mountain, which is famous for its insane roller coasters. Goliath has a 78 metre drop and goes up to 137km/h. I don’t know how we survived.
And we managed to sneak in some time to rock climb in Hollywood Boulders! SUTD Climbers represent.
DAY 2: LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas is in Nevada, another state from Los Angeles. So it was a pretty long drive. The weather got progressively hotter as we travelled north towards the desert region.
And yet another day of driving. We got up at 5am to start our journey to another state: Arizona. 5 hours later, we reached Grand Canyon National Park! Thankfully the weather wasn’t as toxic as Vegas and we managed to do a pretty decent hike down from the canyon rim.
We started at the Grand Canyon Visitor Centre at the South Rim. The view here is fantastic. You have to experience it in real life to understand how huge this place is. The canyon is basically a gorge with steep cliffs, formed by erosion from the Colorado River. It took 6 million years of erosion and geological activity for the canyon to be what we see today.
DAY 3.5: BACK TO LOS ANGELES
Nope the day wasn’t over yet. Reluctantly, we got back into our car and left Grand Canyon (10/10 will go back again).
We had a 483 mile drive back to Los Angeles to complete. After 8 very long hours, we finally reached LA and settled in for the night.
DAY 4: HOLLYWOOD
We went up to Lake Hollywood Park for a sick view of the Hollywood sign.
And that’s the end of our road trip. It had been nothing short of amazing.
(And to our 4 drivers who made the 1000 mile trip safe, thanks guys!!!!!)