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One Week in Nevada – My Instagram Experience! From Las Vegas to San Francisco.
First Stop in Las Vegas at the Airport: This is what you find directly at the airport. Lets start the game 🙂
First + Second Day: Las Vegas , Overnight at Circus Circus Hotel
Circus Circus Hotel in Las Vegas – This Hotel is downtown and very big inside. You can find also a roller coaster inside. It takes about 20 minutes from the Airport to the Hotel.
Each Hotels offers either Valet Parking or self service – I prefer self parking as it was bit crowded sometimes.Next day it was time to see the shark Reef Aquarium at Mandala Bay. Its a good attraction to go with the family.You are walking through different gals tubes where you can see some sharks swimming. They are coming very close and you can see many of them.On the way back i stopped at the Harley Davidson shop again to buy some shirts as they are way much cheaper then in Germany.Lunch time in one of the restaurants at the strip close to little Paris. Tasty classic Burger & Beer for about 14$
Next Day: Las Vegas – Death Valley, ca. 140 Miles / 230 km , Overnight at Furnace Creek Ranch
The drive to the next Hotel take about 3-4 Hours as in Nevada there is a controlled speed limit (Average limit 55m/h)
Entering the Death Valley Park you have to pay a fee for the car which cost around 10$. Therefor you get the chance to drive through an amazing landscape.I found that Dunes (Mesquite Dunes) which are about 10 miles away from The Hotel and look spectacular. Thats me enjoying the view in my reflective Jacket by Bench.
The view was really incredible as i didn’t expected to see Dunes around here. Most of the route leads through giant mountains in different colors.
This was just 5 minutes away from the Ranch. The Zabriskie Point – Composed of sediment from Furnace Creek Lake, which dried up nearly 5 million years ago, this jagged landscape was used to represent the surface of Mars in the film, Robinson Crusoe on Mars.
The food in the Ranch Restaurant was more then delicious. Grilled tasty big burger and of course a beer.
Next day : Visalia, 325 Meilen / 520 km , Overnight at Holiday Inn Conference Ctr-Visalia
This is a typical road – what you don’t see is the curve behind the rocks and the next curve and the next…. with a speed limit of 25 miles /hour.
After a 6 hours drive i could relax at the pool and prepare for tomorrow.
Next Day: Yosemite National Park , Distance 132 Miles / 211 km
I am enjoying the view at a very sunny day – in my reflective jacket by Bench
Next Day: Lake Tahoe, Distance 200 Miles / 320 km- Overnight at Quality Inn & Suites South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe was very close to that place – about 30 minutes away. I arrived in the early afternoon and took my drone – DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus sponsored by Droneparts to the Lake.
This is Emerald Bay on the other side of the Lake.To get closer to that small island you have to take a walk for about 2 hours.After a long day i ate the best fries ever. It was a kind of mexican place next to the hotel. Garlic fries with fresh salt and a big grill burger & Beer 🙂
Next Day: Reno, Distance 63 Miles / 100 km – the last stop before San Francisco
Goobye Reno – Goodbye Nevada – it was a fantastic journey with so many impressions and good food. Next time i have to stay in San Fransisco for few days and explore the city.
Many thanks for the organization of the fantastic journey and route to :
Ich bin Sylvia und seit über 10 Jahren bei Instagram aktiv und seit 8 Jahren auch als Reiseblogger unterwegs. Meine Leidenschaft is die Fotografie, denn ein Bild sagt definitiv mehr aus als 1000 Worte. Ich kann hier viel schreiben und erzählen, aber die Bilder halten die wesentlichen Momente so fest, wie ich sie erlebt habe.