Hi all! We are renting a house in Irvine next summer with my 7 and 9 yo girls. I am trying to make a plan so i can set a budget for this trip. I am thinking it will be somewhere around $7000-8000 but want to get a better idea. We are not budgeting for food since we eat out at home a ton and we will have a kitchen for many meals. In other words we plan to eat simliar to at home. It is so hard to plan for such a length of time. We will be driving to CA from TX. This is our first road trip, Yikes but we will take three days each way. We will drive to San diego three times for full days and plan to do nothing the day after each trip. We will also drive to LA each Saturday to try to avoid the most massive traffic. I would like advice on the following activities that seem interesting to us if anyone has experience. LA: Day in LA tour Getty and Natural History Museum Tar Pits and Farmers Market (American Girl) Orange County: Carbon Canyon Park for guided tour on a Sunday California Citus State Historical Park Newport Beach Laguna Beach (friends live here so several visits) Aliso is our favorite Corona Del Mar near Newport Beach Disneyland for 5 days Discovery Science Center Tanaka Farms Watermelon Tour Baseball! We all love it and will go to various games in many of the cities! San Diego: San Diego Zoo San Deigo Wild Park Coronado Island and Maritime Museum The off days we will swim, visit parks, see movies, ride our bikes. Thank you!