I'm from Sydney, Australia, and I'll be visiting the states in December this year with my partner. We're really keen on our road trip and have already booked a hire car from Los Angeles to New Orleans for 14 days. At the moment, we are trying to plan our route and trying to decide on which cities to drive through! Any tips and ideas would be GREATLY appreciated as neither of us have much idea about any of the states that we might pass through.
So we are starting in LA for about 3 days, and making our way across to New Orleans, and definitely planning on making a stop in Austin. As for anything in between, we haven't decided at all! We definitely wanted to visit some smaller towns as well, e.g. Amarillo and Lubbock, in TX but other than that we aren't sure if we want to pass through places like Albuquerque or Phoenix.
We also wanted to visit either Death Valley NP or Grand Canyon NP, and I think we will only have time enough for one of them.
We are hiring a car from LA, so it won't be an SUV or anything like that, so any drives on unsealed/dirt roads is probably not a good idea, unfortunately.
The main things I think we would like are:
- incredibly scenery, scenic drives
- places that offer unique and amazing food experiences
- small towns and large cities
In any case, we are very flexible and open to any ideas you might have! Sorry if my post is kind of vague :) but I've realised i don't know very much about the drive between the main cities, so I'm here for some ideas. Thanks so much in advance!