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  1. Default Atlanta to Las Vegas and back

    Hi all, we are fairly new to long distance road trips without a planned itinerary. We are looking to plan a 3 week trip from Atlanta to Las Vegas and back again but would like a different route back to see as much as we can. We could take longer than 3 weeks if needed since we are flexible. Any suggestions on routes?

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    We like to see off the beaten path sites and restaurants you may see on Drive-ins, Diners and Dives. Budget is not an issue. Two drivers and about 3 weeks.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default The Two Mainlines

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    The two basic routes are I-40 and I-20/I-10 (with connecting roads, of course). Your best option for just getting started is to get a fairly large scale map of the U.S. or better yet an atlas and just see what generally lies along those basic routes that appeals to you. You're looking at 4200 miles minimum round trip so two weeks is doable. At three weeks it can start to be fun.

    Fortunately, there are literally thousands of restaurants on your way. Unfortunately, there's no way we can make meaningful recommendations.


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    If you take I40 West, you will hit Historic Route 66 at Oklahoma City, OK.

    I would get a list of all the places you want to see and plan your route from there.

    The Cadillac Ranch is in Amarillo, TX on 40.

    I plan on driving from Fairfax County VA to Los Angeles, CA. 2700 miles.

    66 West to 81 South to 40 West. 2700 miles.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Washington state coast/Olympic Peninsula

    Default Look for crowds

    One of the best ways to find a good, local diner is to drive away from the highway exit and see where there are a lot of cars. Or ask at a gas station, mini-mart, or even the local visitor center or chamber of commerce. Or a friendly face walking down the street.

    You could also check out RoadFood. And check out some of our recommendations.

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