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    Default Cincinnati to NYC

    Driving with my 20 yr old daughter to NYC. Not sure how much interest she has in stopping - but I'm coming back alone. I'll certainly be looking for reasons to get off the interstate. No routes planned yet. Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

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    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default People Need More

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    You can plug a starting point and destination into any number of computer based mapping programs and get generic routing, but if you want something more personalized, you're going to have to give a bit more information. What are you looking for on your trip. What are your interests? What are your daughter's. How much time do you have? How far off the Interstates are you willing to wander?


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    We are short on time tomorrow - doing it in one day to NYC starting at 5 am. I am up for a more interesting / pretty / adventure on my way back home to Cincinnati. I can take 2-3 days starting Sunday afternoon. I keep reading debates about I-70 vs I-80. Both come up as similar mileage. I know tolls are an issue as are road conditions (I-70 is't so good I hear - lots of thump thump - but faster) Still on the fence about which one to take tomorrow. Both have pros and cons for speed and beauty.

    Coming back alone, speed isn't an issue, but good non-chain food is. I am not in a shopping / antiquing mode, but more of a foodie - natural beauty mode. Thanks for any ideas.

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    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    If you see this before you leave, take I-71/I-76/I-80 to get there. PA has recently rebuilt most of I-80 and it's in great shape. Less tolls too. My mapping program says it's the fastest.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default And on the Way Back...

    ...when you have a bit more time, you might want to try something along the lines of I-78 to Harrisburg, I-81 to Strasburg, VA, VA-55/WV-55 to Seneca Rocks, WV, US-33/I-79 to Charleston, I-64 to Huntington, and then follow US-52 down the north bank of the Ohio back to Cincinnati. That's a quite scenic drive except for a couple of short portions such as I-64 and brings you close to Gettysburg, Shenandoah National Park, and lots of small towns where you can explore the local cuisine.


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