As the Interwebs is so full of information and it's difficult to filter through it all when you don't really know what you're looking for, I thought I'd throw my questions out to some seasoned travellers to ask for some recommendations.
I'm thinking of a two week trip in May/June. We need to be at Springville (just outside of LA) on one weekend and in Seattle the other weekend (the order of each doesn't matter). Flying in and out of LA seems the logical choice as it's the cheapest but may not be the most practical so open to suggestions there. We'd like to go to San Fran and Sacramento (reles). If possible, I'd like to get up to Vancouver and see a little bit of Canada seeing as we've flown all that way.
National Parks, scenery, wineries, shopping, culture, train journies are what I'd say we're looking for. I know everyone says go to Las Vegas but given it's going to eat a lot of time heading out that way, I'm leaving that off this trip.
Anyway, that's a bit of a brain dump. I appreciate any suggestions anyone has for us.