This Christmas, my mom and I (much more fun than it sounds) will be taking a roadtrip to the southern east coast. This is not our first roadtrip; last Christmas we traveled from San Antonio to the southern west coast, stopping along the way in Lubbock, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Hollywood, and El Paso among others. It was great fun, but I wish that we would have had a better plan as far as how long we would stay in each place because I feel like we wasted some time in the beginning that we could have used to explore more places towards the end. For instance, it would have been really neat to have driven on Highway 1 along the coast in California, but we spent too much time in Las Vegas even though at the time I was not 18 (I am now) and could not really go into the casinos. For this trip we have about 9-11 days, from December 23 to January 2 and I want to make the most of it. I know that I would like to spend more than 1 day visiting Washington DC as I am sure there will be more than enough there to fill our entire trip, but other than that I am a bit clueless as to where else to visit and stay. We are starting and ending in San Antonio, and the itinerary is pretty much up to me. I don't need to have everday mapped out, but a general plan of action is always good. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!