We're a family of 4 thinking of a road trip from Chicago to DC for the 4th of July. My thought was to leave before 8am on the 2nd and stop for the night a 3 or 4 hours short of DC. We would prefer to get as much driving as possible in the first day.
Any suggestions for a good town/area to stay in considering we love:
history, natural beauty, small town charm and have a 4yr girl & 15 boy??
We would not stay in a B & B, unless it was a good fit. A typical mid-scale hotel chain will do fine....I'm hoping there may be something of interest to check out for a few hours before we drive on to DC.