I am excited to see this forum and I hope to get some good advice here. My wife and I are planning to drive from Chicago to Niagara coming weekend.
At a high level, this is our plan - kindly suggest any other alternatives or interesting things to see/do on our way.
Fri July 31
05:00 am - Start from NW suburbs
05:45 am - Stop somewhere near lakefront and watch sunrise
07:00 am - Stop somewhere near South Bend and have breakfast
We are carrying our own b'fast - any good place to stop?
12:30 pm - Planning to reach Cleveland, OH
Taking a lunch break in a restaurant
02:00 pm - Starting from Cleveland, OH
06:00 pm - Reach Buffalo, NY
Check in to hotel, take some rest
07:00 pm - Have a nice dinner
08:30 pm - Go towards Niagara, to see night lighting
Sat Aug 1
07:00 am - Checkout from hotel, go towards Niagara falls again
01:00 pm - Finish seeing Niagara, taking rides etc.
02:00 pm - Finish lunch, start driving back
07:00 pm - Reach Sandusky region, checkin to hotel
** Anything to do here?
Sun Aug 2
Drive back to Chicago NW suburbs, takes around 7 hours with breaks
Anything to do on the way?