Hi! I'm from the UK, and myself and two other guys (we're all 24-28 years old) are coming over to the USA on the 20th July for almost 3 weeks.
We're primarily coming over to go to two of the Warped Tour dates (NYC and Charlotte, NC).
We'll be spending from the 20th-23rd July in Manhattan! Then picking up the car and working our way down the East coast, ending up in Miami two weeks later to spend a few days there. Flying back from Miami airport to the UK on the 8th August.
I'm after advice on where to go, where not to go, where's good for a small group of young (ish) men. We've not booked any hotels apart from for the New York stop off. Maybe even ideas around a possible route... the limitations we have are not leaving NYC until the 23rd July, we need to be in Charlotte for the 30th July, we need to be in Orlando for the 4th August (one of the guys is heading home to watch the Olympics 100m final), and in Miami for the 6th August.
My first thoughts are:
NYC -> Philly/Washington -> Virginia Beach -> Charlotte -> Charleston (via Francis Marion Nation Park) -> Jacksonville -> Orlando -> Miami.
I know that's a very loose plan, but I guess that's what brought me here...I need some guidance in firming up where we should go by people that know what they're talking about!
We're open to all suggestions on where to stay. Rather than staying in a Motel 8 off the highway for the entire trip, we want to explore some cool things and enjoy some scenery too.
Thanks for any help,