I am planning a roadtrip from Chicago, IL to Raleigh, NC (one-way) in 2 to 3 days. My girlfriend and I (only 2 people in the trip) are doing this for the first time and are generally scenery, historic monuments and food buffs! Also, we want to spend night in places where it is safe to stay overnight and have also things to do. I have been told that Charlottesville, VA, is a one nice place to think about. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.