A buddy of mine and I would like to take a road trip this summer, as we have planned to for a long time. We will be graduating high school and are just looking for an interesting, relaxing trip, one without too much pressure or time constraint.
We are sort of in between two different trips, and as newcomers to the details of road tripping, are seeking advice. Our two ideas are:
1) New York City (we live right outside of it) to Chicago: My family is in Chicago and could put us up for a while, plus it is a great city with a lot of fun stuff to do. I have done the drive in a straight shot before, and from that experience I am concerned about what there will be to do in between? What are some routes we can take to maximize the attractions, landscapes in between?
2) New York City to Bar Harbor, Maine: I have heard Bar Harbor is exquisitely beautiful and would like to see it, and we feel an east coast trek might be more our speed, as we have grown up here. Thoughts?
Ultimately, which one would you choose? I have done long trips in the car, but they have all been straight shots. This will be our first time out on the road.