Hello! My Boyfriend and I will be driving to Dallas for a Bears Cowboys game at Cowboys Stadium. The only things we know for sure is that the game is at 7 or 8pm on Monday Oct.1st, that we want to go to Miami and that we have to be back in Chicago by late Tue. Oct. 9th or Early morning Wed, Oct. 10th.
We have done a couple of mini road trips to Wisconsin, Indiana and Southern Illinois. In 2009 We drove from Chicago to Las Vegas in 2 days and then stopped at the Grand Canyon, Santa Fe, and Memphis on the way back from Las Vegas. for a total of 15 days.
We like sight seeing so I think on our way back to Chicago We'll stop in Gatlinburg Tn, if we have time. We also like historical things like old cemeteries and old towns, but we don't really want to spend our day at a museum. We like to drink and party but we also don't want to spend $12 on a beer.
Here is a rough list of what we think we want to do but are open to suggestions.
Sun-Sept. 30th - Leave Chicago
Mon-Oct. 1st - Arrive in Dallas and sleep until its game time. (Does anyone know where to stay and drink near the stadium, bars, clubs, etc..? Anything we should see while where in or around Dallas the next day? Places we should get great food? We are interested in the spot where Kennedy was assassinated but that's all we know about Dallas.)
Stop in Pensacola (My friend told me about a nice bar on the Beach called Florabama I guess half of it is in Alabama and the other half is in Florida, Any tips on this area?)
Drive to Orlando (Anything anyone suggests there besides Disney? I'd like to stop there but my boyfriend doesn't want to do the Park thing)
Stay in Miami (I've been here but my boyfriend hasn't, Anywhere anyone particularly likes in Miami?)
Maybe Drive to the Keys one day?
Drive Home (Is there anywhere in the Rockies anyone suggests to visit? I was thinking Gatlinburg but I haven't been there in 10 years, any suggestions on where to stay or things to see there?)