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Road Tripping the USA

Sigma2Sigma2 Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey I'm planning to cross the USA via road in about a week, and had completely forgotten to ask you guys for any advice you might have.

In particular, anything that isn't on the tourist guides- is there anything you wouldn't leave your town/city without doing one more time?

The, extremely rough and provsional, plan goes like this-

From NY,NY
(via NJ, Philapdelphia, PA)
to Baltimore (comicon weekend)
DC
toward Chicago,
Down to Texas,
Up to Arizona/Nevada,
Down to California, LA- maybe with a stop in San Diego.

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  • theclamtheclam Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Drive across the Rockies. When I did a road trip (Chicago to Montana to Nashville and back), the mountains were the most spectacular part of the journey.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    consider picking up a copy of Weird US and making note of places to go.

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  • JustPlainPavekJustPlainPavek Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Well, I can tell you if you're driving I-70 from DC towards Indianapolis and then on up to Chicago, expect to spend some long boring-ass hours passing through southern Ohio.

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  • wasted pixelswasted pixels Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Well, I can tell you if you're driving I-70 from DC towards Indianapolis and then on up to Chicago, expect to spend some long boring-ass hours passing through southern Ohio.

    Truth. If that's the plan, it'd be worth the extra time and gas to either take I-80 to Chicago, or I-70 on into St. Louis, then head to Chicago from there. St. Louis is actually a great place to visit (and not so bad to live), the Arch is a great tourist stop (and makes for a great photo op), but the St. Louis Zoo is world-class, and the Missouri Botanical Garden is unspeakably gorgeous this time of year.

    Edit: And if you DO hit St. Louis, there's this pizza joint called Pointers...
    In addition to their great pizza:
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    This is the Pointersaurus, and they pay $500 cash to any team of two that can finish it off in a sitting.

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  • X3x3nonX3x3non Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    While gas is more expensive now road tripping through the US is an excellent idea. I have so many fond memories of past trips that are irreplacable.

    I would encourage you to drive through as many national parks as you can in the mid west. They were phenomenal for the most part (especially if you come from Europe).


    Wikitravel.org is a good site that can give you an idea of what to see in each state and might even have advice on doing road trips in the US.

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