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Driving from Lake Havasu to San Diego

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Driving from Lake Havasu to San Diego

Any suggestions of pleace of interest enroute? (we are a family with 2 boys (8 & 6)

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1. Re: Driving from Lake Havasu to San Diego

If in the heat of summer, I would just pick the quickest route and get there. Otherwise you could go down to I-10 and visit Joshua Tree NM. A great point of interest, especially in summer, is the tram at Palm Springs up into the mountains.

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2. Re: Driving from Lake Havasu to San Diego

You can do the short detour and drive over Parker Dam. Get out and look at Lake Havasu and the river below the dam.

After crossing I-10 you take the roller coaster like hwy 78 past the sand dunes at Glamis. You can park at Osborne Overlook for a great view of the dunes both north and south of the highway.

On I-8 there is a gravity hill coming up the grade from Ocotillo. Fun to roll your car uphill!

Once up the grade, there is a fun stop at the Desert View Tower at In Ko Pah. Awesome views, and rocks for the kids to climb all over. See Coyote's Flying Saucer Repair on the way in on the access road.There is another gravity hill around there too.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/9178

If you get off I-8 in Jacumba, you can take the scenic old hwy 80/hwy 94 to Campo. There is a great railroad museum, with a train you can ride to the border tunnel at the Mexican border. Open weekends only.

https://www.psrm.org/

There is also a Motor Transport museum in Campo. Lots of old trucks and vehicles.

http://www.motortransportmuseum.org/

You can get back on I-8 at Buckman Springs Road or take 94 into San Diego.

Edited: 06 July 2016, 01:04
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3. Re: Driving from Lake Havasu to San Diego

great suggestions - Thanks!

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