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Best way to visit from San Diego

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Best way to visit from San Diego

And, so ... my sister told me today that she and her husband (+ dog) are moving from Big Bear City, CA to Lake Havasu permanently. They previously had a small trailer in Parker.

So ...my question is this: what is the best way to visit her going forward. Google Maps says it is a 5-hr drive via car .. Other sites I can say I fly via Las Vegas ( (2.5 miles airbound) or Phoenix (3.5 miles air travel).

What would you do in a similar circumstance?

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1. Re: Best way to visit from San Diego

I would drive. You will spend more time flying by getting to airport, flying, getting rental car, then driving.

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2. Re: Best way to visit from San Diego

We live in Havasu, many of our friends drive up from San Diego area often. I wouldn't fly, you're only saving a couple of hours of drive time and you really do want a car while you're here.

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3. Re: Best way to visit from San Diego

The simple one day drive is ... The I-8 East. to Yuma & 95 North .. There is a somewhat shorter option turning North, on the78 from the Imperial Valley ... Happy trails ... carracar

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