My best friend and I are planning a road trip for this summer (ages 17, and 18). Compatibility shouldn't be an issue; we've been friends for a long time and know most of the other's quirks and habits. :) We've been saving up since the beginning of this year, and I'd say we have about $800 each, with a little bit of padding. The trip would be in June, less than two weeks. Our main goal out of all of this is to enjoy our time together and to enjoy the theme parks and other attractions.
The plan so far is:
Frederick County, MD to
Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH to
King's Dominion in Doswell, VA
Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA
and then back.
We plan to visit:
For these, we plan on getting the Bounce Ticket, which will allow us 7 consecutive days to visit.
The plan is to get the combo ticket and do both. I've read some good things about these, and also some warnings. If anyone who has visited could give some personal feedback, that would be helpful. :)
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We definitely plan to stay in hotels or motels for this trip. No sleeping in the car for these two young ladies, and we're not experienced with camping, nor do we have the gear to do so. We've been looking at packages, such as the Cedar Point lodgings, which offer the tickets and the room together. There are some deals in Williamsburg that offer discounts for more than 2 or 3 nights. We were planning on staying in Williamsburg for 4 nights, which gives us five days to explore. Other than those, we plan on playing it by ear. A motel in Doswell or one along the way if we need to stop shouldn't be very hard to find.
We've been planning on eating cheaply, seeing as we'll have to splurge for the expensive food inside the theme parks. Dollar menus would work well, plus food in the cooler. In Williamsburg, we'd buy some hot dogs or microwavable food to put in the hotel fridge. Having just taken a trip to TN last summer, I know how tiring sandwiches can get after only two days. Any local suggestions for awesome restaurants would be nice too, though we don't plan to make many trips to eat out.
We're also thinking about spending a day at the beach if there are any nice ones along the way.
So now for the question. Is this realistic? Being a new road trip-er, I'm relying on the advice of you fellow road trip-ers. I don't have the experience to see the flaws. =P Any suggestions?