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  1. Default Chicago to Washington D.C First USA roadtrip

    Hi all,

    It has been a long time since I started to think about organizing a roadtrip, I'm from Spain so it has been a little complicated to go along, but I've an opportunity thanks to my work (they cover the flights), so I started to think about possible routes, in total I have the first week of july. (saturday to saturday)

    The option I liked most was going from Chicago to Washington D.C, at the time I only got some basic ideas about the trip:

    - I want to spend a couple of days visiting Washinton perhaps one will be enough for the basics.

    - I'm planning to visit the Air Force museum at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH next to the I70 I think it will take a full day.

    With this little info I hope you guys can give me some clues about possible routes and places to visit along the way or perhaps you can think on other possible final destinations.

    Thanks in advance!


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    Mar 2005
    Québec, Montreal, Arizona, California, France

    Default Chicago, DC & in between

    Greetings Alvaro and welcome to the Great American RoadTrip Forum!
    With this little info I hope you guys can give me some clues about possible routes and places to visit along the way.
    The fastest route to Washington would probably be I-90, I-80, I-76, I-70 and I-270. Plan on running into some traffic both in the Chicago and in the Washington DC area.

    For ideas of things to see in Chicago, check out those threads : 1 2. Here are a couple of suggestions of things to see between Chicago and Washington :

    -Route 66 Hall of Fame, Pontiac, IL
    -walking tour in The Loop, Chicago, IL;
    -Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH;
    -Niagara Falls ;
    -Niagara wineries;
    -Lake Erie Wine Trail;
    -Harper's Ferry, WV;
    -Shenandoah NP, VA;

    Attractions in or near D.C. :
    White House;
    Afro-American War Memorial;
    Mt Vernon Trail;
    International Spy Museum;
    Lincoln Memorial;
    Arlington House, VA;
    DEA Museum, Arlington, VA;
    National Geographic Museum;
    Arlington National Cemetary, VA;
    Marine Corps Museum;
    College Park Aviation Museum;
    Tours and Trails;
    Roosevelt Island;
    Folger Shakespeare Library;
    Cathedral of St. Matthews The Apostle

    Happy planning!

  3. Default Thanks

    Thanks for the welcome and all the information, I'll start planning with all this, probably I will divide the trip in three parts. I Will post more info about my final decision.

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