My husband and I are planning a trip west from the Chicago area for our 25th. We would like to see Pike's Peak, the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, maybe drive down the Vegas "strip", and would also like to stop at Cadillac Ranch, but that is optional. We would be starting our trip in the first week of October.
I would love some help with planning the route. What major interstates will take us to these destinations? We will start out on Rt 80, but after that I'm not sure which roads to take. We would like to stick to major roads. What road is the Vegas "strip" on? We don't want to stay in Vegas, just want to drive through to see the fountains and buildings.
We have up to 2 weeks to complete our trip. My husband can't walk far distances, so most sightseeing will be from the vehicle. As far as the Grand Canyon goes, we would like to go to the south rim. We plan to stay in Holiday Inn type motels on the way. We would like to plan the trip so it is a loop.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Oh, we also love food, so it would be nice to know of any good restaurants along the way!