I have just joined the board to get some advice - any tips welcome.
I am visiting my son (together with my wife) in Chicago for 3 weeks, coming from the UK arriving 22nd June, and we intend to spend the first week (could be up to 10 days) on a trip somewhere by ourselves. First thought of renting an RV and tripping to Yellowstone, but see this will cost about $1500 for the week and its too far for us to spend all the time on the road. So now thinking of a hire car and a trip to Niagra Falls, mainly because its cheaper and not so far.
I would really appreciate any other ideas. Or if this is as good as any, any advice on the best places to stop on-route. Its looks as if we can travel south of Lake Eire one way, and back through Canada ?
We like all sorts, but it would be great to see both Nature and City life to give the week some contrast, but any thoughts on places we should definitely see, or equally, definitely miss, would be a great help.
Also, would you advise booking stop-overs now, or leave it and just turn up - we are not sure if places will be fully booked ? I suspect that the best places will be full and others not so.
(this our third trip to the USA. Last ones were A) Florida Disney when the kids were tots; and B) the last one was Washington and New York City 4 years ago) (We are 56 years old)
Thanks a lot
(anyone wanting UK trip advice just ask)