I originally posted on this site a couple of years ago. I'm a 22 year old English guy. My friend and I will be embarking on a 10 week trip across America in two weeks time. We have our route pretty much worked out:
We're going to start in Washington where we will travel by coach or train to Philadelphia, New York then possibly Boston before moving on to Canada to check out Montreal and Toronto. From there we will move on to Detroit then Chicago where we will rent a car and take the long drive in the general direction of the Grand Canyon. Then it'll be Las Vegas, Los Angeles and finally San Francisco from where we will fly home! Quite an epic journey!
You may notice a pretty large gap in our route where I haven't mentioned any cities (between Chicago and Grand Canyon)! Basically, we don't really know anything about the places in between Chicago and Grand Canyon and were wondering if anyone could recommend any places to visit. Obviously, we have plenty of time to spare so we're not really bothered about straying too far off course.
For example, is Des Moines worth checking out? Or maybe Kansas City? Oklahoma City? Denver? Any advice would be much appreciated!