I'm a Canadian currently in Toronto, and I'm considering going to California (either San Fransisco or LA) or perhaps Las Vegas. Is there a particular travel plan which would reduce any travel issues such as days in the weekend that are better or worse for flying? Are large cities in California going to have hotel availability booking this late (mid November)? There would be two people traveling (myself and my wife) and we will be flying.
I know that Thanksgiving is a massive holiday in the US, with the tales of Black Friday shopping and lines-ups at airports. I've been to the US plenty of times and generally know what traveling to the US from Canada is like.