Hello fellow roadtrippers!
A friend and I, are currently planning our roadtrip that will run from 1/6-2/8 2009. We are aiming for no less than the ultimate coast-to-coast roadtrip.
We will drive from NYC to San Francisco, hoping to cover as much of America as possible, as we make our way across. The car will be in our possession 6/4-7/30. The first and last 3 days respectively will be spent in NYC and San Fran.
We have made a rough sketch of the route we would like to travel. http://kortlink.dk/google/6cbb
As far as accomodation goes, we have booked our first three nights in NYC - We will be staying at the Holiday Express Inn Madison Sq Garden. A little expensive, yes - but landing with hardcore jetlag, we figured it would be worth it. Furthermore we have booked 3 days on the Imperial Palace in Vegas. We will be staying in Vegas 7/14-7/17. That will leave us 13 car-days to get to San Fran.
Along with references to our map, here will be a short idea of what we would like to do during the trip.
A: The first few days are spent in NYC
B: South along the coast - Six Flags Great Adventure and Atlantic City are waiting
C: Niagara Falls
D: Through Ohio to visit relatives
E: South to Miami Beach - stop at Old Clinton BBQ
F: West along to coast to New Orleans
F1: North to St. Louis - possibly making a stop at Nashville
G: Travelling by Historic Route 66 to Dallas, Texas
H: From Dallas to Roswell - Home of the Aliens
I: North to Denver
J: Northeast to Mt. Rushmore, and then west to Yellowstone National Park
K: South to Salt Lake City
L: South to Vegas through Fishlake and Dixie national forest with the final stretch going past Grand Canyon
M: West through Death Valley
N: South to San Diego
O: North to Los Angeles
P: North to San Fran - Possibly reroute past Yosemite along the way
All inputs, comments and ideas are very much welcome, as this is our very first road trip. Tips for interesting stops along the route will also be very much appreciated.