My friend and I are drive the 2200 miles from the Chicago land area to San Diego to visit a friend in a month or so. We are very experienced drivers and have driven on long roadtrips throughout our lives so we don't really need any tips on driving, but it would be nice to get some recommendations for where we should stay and do on a budget? Camping, motels, hotels, etc. We are outdoor enthusiasts and wanted to hit the Grand Canyon, but are a bit unaware of everything the southwest has to offer. Maybe you have a suggestion on what we can do while driving through Iowa, Nebraska, and those other boring states??? If there is anything else you can think of to make our drive more pleasant and enlightening it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
For our route just type in chicago to san diego we will pretty much be following our gps.