Over from the UK doing a road trip in August. Have planned basic route but struggling once we've got to Gettysburg. Here's what I have so far.... Starting in Philly (2 nights) - down thru Delaware/Maryland (1 night somewhere by the coast before the bridge *any suggestions*) driving over the Ches' Bay bridge and onto to Williamsburg (1 night). Upto DC (2 or 3 nights). To Gettysburg (1 night). Head for Front Royal to start the Skyline Drive. I know the drive to FR is about 2 hours and onto Luray via the Skyline is another 1 1/2. Is it a good idea to stop and pick up a picnic in FR and hire some tubes before continuing to Luray, visiting caverns then checking into a hotel? From there we want to head for Peaks of Otter for another overnight. Is it a good idea driving the rest of the skyline and joining the BRP at the beginning? So long as we tube somewhere - Shen' or James River and sit in the mountains admiring the views with a picnic I'll be happy!
From Peaks we're heading to Lake Norman, NC to finish our vacation relaxing with a boat (unless you know somewhere better?? - we're flying home from Charlotte). Any suggestions on the final leg of our route? - I get it to 3 1/2 hrs on mapquest. Any sites worth visiting on the way down?
Look forward to any ideas, thanks, Nicola.