Hello all this is my first post here as a Roadtrip America member!
About one year ago I moved from upstate (Albany area) NY to San Diego, CA.
I had a friend in Baltimore so I began my trip by driving through Gettysburg, PA (Where My Grandparents Live) and staying in Baltimore the first night. From there I went to Nashville for night two (And Some Fun Downtown). Day three brought me through Memphis (Beale St., Graceland, Lorraine Motel), Little Rock and Oklahoma City (Bombing Memorial) following I-40 from then on. I was able to see the Cadillac Graveyard (Amarillo, TX), Balloon Fest and the Sandia Tramway (Albuquerque, NM), The Meteor Crater (Standin' on the corner in Winslow, AZ) and The Grand Canyon (AZ) with a helicopter ride through to top things off before reaching San Diego.
This time my dad is flying to San Diego to take the trip with me. We are planning on taking the northern route this time and this is what I have planned so far:
Day 1: Begin in San Diego and head to Las Vegas, NV (My dad has never been) and the hoover dam. From there we'll head back to CA and up to San Francisco (I have never been).
Day 2: After spending the night in/around SF, CA we head out towards Lake Tahoe, CA/NV and on to Salt Lake City, UT.
Day 3: We'll then proceed up to Mount Rushmore, SD through to Sioux Falls, SD.
Day 4: After a Drive through Minnesota and Wisconsin we'll head through Chicago, IL and stay with my friend in Cleveland, OH.
Day 5: From Cleveland, OH we will head through PA into New York again, stopping in Ithaca to see some friends and then moving on to our final destination.
Although I have most of the trip planned out I don't know any fun/interesting/amazing/breathtaking/cool spots along the northern route to see. I was wondering if anyone had some advice on what to see/do without straying too far from the current route.