Okay... so here's the delimma... my boyfriend and I want to take road trip- but he kind of wants to go east, and i want to go west. Really, either way is fine with both of us, we are just planning them both and then deciding later which we would like to do more/ which would be better for the two weeks we have available to go. SO I thought I would get everyone's input. One more factor: my parents are giving me their Marriott hotel rewards- meaning they will get us free rooms at any marriott along the way- so we have planned the stops according to where we can get a room (i know its a little extravagant, but it's free and we just graduated college, so we are broke haha). We don't necessaraly want suggestions on where to go (unless you have some great ones), but more of which would be the best use of our 2 weeks/gas money. We want to leave next month (July) so keep that in mind!
I live in Ausitn, TX he lives in Houston, so if we go west, we start from Austin, if we go east, we start from Houston. Here's the city-stops that we would make- let me know which you think is better (and why!!)!
WEST: Go from Austin through Ft Worth, Amarillo, and to Santa Fe, NM. From Santa Fe, go north through Colorado Springs and Denver, CO to Cheyenne, WY. From there, head west through Laramie to Salt Lake City, UT. Up to Twin Falls and Boise, ID and up to Seattle. From there, we will head down to Portland, OR, south to San Francisco, CA. From San Fran we would like to head south on H1 for while, and cut over north of LA to the Grand Canyon, then down through Phoenix and Tuscon, AZ- then back all the way to El Paso, TX and on home to Austin.
EAST: From Houston, we would drive straight to Jacksonville, FL where his family is. From Jacksonville, we would go northeast through Savannah along the coast to Charleston, SC and Myrtle Beach. From there, we want to go north to Fayetville, NC, Rocky Mount, and on to Richmond, VA. From Richmond, we want to head to Washington, DC and around to Delaware, then back down the outer banks there, turn around and go north along the coast to Philly, Atlantic City, and New York City. From NYC we would like to keep north on to Plymoth, Providence, and Boston, MA and then swing back around either to Albany or straight to Pittsburgh, PA. From there we would like to go to Roanoke, VA down to Charlotte, NC then on to Atlanta where my sister lives. From Atlanta we would head back home to Houston- either through Montgomery, AL or Birmingham and Jackson, MS.
What do you think?