Hi everyone, what an amazing website this is! I'm so glad I came across it!
I'm looking for some advice but I need it urgently as we are currently on the road!
My partner and I are roadtripping the states in a Ford Escape. We have already travelled the West Coast and crossed the country to Chicago. We have a bed set up in the back but we've only slept in it twice over the 5 weeks we've been here as it was originally only an emergency backup if we couldn't find somewhere to stay on the road however we may have to sleep in it more now to save money as the budget's becoming tight.
So to give you some insight to what's planned:
We've left Chicago this morning (28th of June) and we are driving to South Haven however haven't organized a place to stay yet, going to visit the visitor center and get their advice as that's what we did for most of the West Coast.
Our next organized stop is Manhattan which we have booked accommodation from the 2nd of July until the 6th of July. We don't want to drive in NYC so we're thinking of leaving our car at the long term parking at Newark Airport and getting a shuttle/taxi/transfer into Manhattan.
Then our next organized stop isn't until the 1st of August where we have booked accommodation in Miami and will be dropping off the hire car.
The help we need:
• Where to visit between South Haven and NYC over 29th of June - 2nd of July? We were told possibly Downtown Pittsburg?
• Is Newark Airport where you'd suggest parking our car while visiting Manhattan?
• Where to visit between NYC and Miami over 6th of July - 1st of August? The places we've considered so far are: Niagra Falls, Jersey Shore, Philadelphia, Washington (White House), possibly Charlotte, and then New Orleans. This is over 26 days so we will obviously stop at more places. Where would you suggest? Where to stay within these places, as some are quite large?
We enjoy sociable, friendly, touristy places as we like socialising and meeting new people.
And any other advice would also be greatly appreciated!