I've done all of the cities and did a similar trip a few years back. San Fran > LA > Las Vegas > Miami > Orlando > Houston. I've gone with a group of adults multiple time and and have been before with kids and we all firmly prefer Orlando. There's just no comparison. The parks are vastly bigger and better and the water parks are incredible for kids and adults. There's also a chance to drive to Siesta Keys, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. I personally don't like LA, there honestly wasn't a lot to do outside of the theme parks (which are much smaller), although Vegas was pretty good for the sites and brilliant buffets.
I’ve been to both and I’d keep going to Orlando for the kids but for adults I’d say California. Orlando is all about the theme parks so if that’s what your doing it wins every time but Anaheim has smaller amount of theme parks but other stuff driving distance away.
Awesome guys! Thank you so much for that. As I said, we loved Orlando and would very much like to go back but I'm definitely thinking the drive to Anaheim will be less hassle and better for us. Stay safe everyone!
I’ve done the drive, you will definitely stop off at places
Go to California if you're in Vegas, it's so close. Much more chill than Florida and a lot easier to get to. Disney is in Anaheim, Universal is in LA and it can take anywhere from about 45 mins to 90 mins to get between the two parks if you're driving. Sometimes longer as LA traffic is awful. Disneyland is much smaller than Disneyworld in Florida, but it's still definitely worth a trip. Universal is great, and the backlot tours and shows they do are really good fun. The drive from Vegas to Anaheim is one we've done before and it's a nice easy drive! I think the direct drive only took about 4 hours, but as somebody mentioned above, there are national parks nearby for detours if you want to make a day of it. If you set off early enough, you could fit in Death Valley which is awesome and would probably only add a few hours onto your journey time. (y)