Hello, I am planning a cross-country trip at the beginning of August from the San Francisco Bay Area to Norfolk, Va. I will have just returned from deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan and I will pick up my children from my parents home and return them to our home in Virgnia. Traveling with us will be my significant other and his daughter. So, my trip involves myself, my significant other and our three teenagers (16, 15 and 14). We will be traveling in an SUV that is not as spacious as I wish, considering Iwe will have three teens in the backseat.
I am hoping to get some ideas of what would be the best way to travel - northern route through the Rockies or Southern route and pass through the Grand Canyon. Both ways appeal to us; what is the key factor for us is to have a "teen friendly" destination each day. We are all interested in American history, as well as the outdoors.
We hope to complete our trip in 7 days, so we aren't planning any lengthy stay in one place. We wouldn't be opposed to camping some nights, but because of our time constraints, staying in hotels is probably the best for us.
Any suggestions you can pass along my way would be greatly appreciated!!!