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  1. Default Roadtrip from detroit to San Fran-looking for advice

    Hey, glad i stumbled in here!!! I have been reading all sorts of interesting things on this site. Anyway, i am looking for possible routes, safe/interesting ones, from detroit to san francisco. Any thoughts??

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    Default When are you going?

    Quote Originally Posted by nanni000 View Post
    Hey, glad i stumbled in here!!! I have been reading all sorts of interesting things on this site. Anyway, i am looking for possible routes, safe/interesting ones, from detroit to san francisco.
    Welcome to the Great American RoadTrip Forum! It really depends upon when you wish to make this drive. There are lots of interesting roads that connect Detroit with San Francisco! Please tell us a little more about your goals for this road trip and we can offer some better targeted ideas.

    mark

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    we plan on leaving the end of this month. We dont plan on making a complete excursion out of it, but i would like to stop at some major sights along the way.

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    Default How about traveling along the Lincoln Highway?

    Quote Originally Posted by nanni000 View Post
    but i would like to stop at some major sights along the way.
    I am still not clear on how long you have for this adventure and what you would consider "some major sights" but you could certainly drive along sections of America's first transcontinental highway if you wanted to. The Lincoln Highway stretchs from New York City to San Francisco and if you have enough time and don't mind some snow... you could include it in your route.

    Basically from Chicago the old route follows US-30, to SR-31 and SR-38 and back to US-30, although given the weather, I would stay on US-30 on across Iowa. When you get to Belle Plaine -- be sure to check out George Preston's historic filling station on 13th street. In Omaha, Nebraska you might enjoy the Durham Western Heritage Museum

    When you get to Denver, you could follow the old route up into Wyoming, but I would jump on I-70 and cross the continental divide and then follow I-70 through one of the most scenic stretches of country in the land. A great side trip is to head south on SR-128 shortly after entering Utah and take the scenic drive into Arches NP --

    There is plenty more to see and do in the west -- let us know how long a period of time you have for this trip!

    Mark

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