I know it's a quite hard question to answer, but I am looking for suggestions on obvious road-trips that I should put on my bucket list.
I've taken 3 road-trips (well, first one more of like a transport leg) and have really enjoyed all of them. My favorite has to be #2 on the list though.
1) Car: Orlando, Miami, The Keys, Fort Lauderdale, Cape Canaveral, Orlando
2) Car (1 way rental) : Denver , Grand Junction, Moab (Arches, Canyonlands), Monument Valley, Page (Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend), Grand Canyon South Rim, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Mammoth Lake, Bodie, Yosemite (Curry Village), San Francisco, Cambria, Los Angeles. (Google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/2jIIu )
3) RV: NYC, Saugerties, Kaaterskill, Ithaca, Niagara, Lancaster, Gettysburg, Washington DC, Annapolis, Lewes, Atlantic City, NYC
Now I'm looking into new road-trips and would like to get suggestions for the obvious things I haven't seen (know there's a lot but what would be next?). I wouldn't call myself a man of the wilderness, but at the same time enjoy those smaller hikes I could do in Arches & Yosemite. And since I like to take photos I also really enjoyed Arches, Yosemite, Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, Bodie and South Rim. At the same time I can also really enjoy big cities for a few days just for the contrasts to the never ending scenery of the landscapes. So a mix is appreciated also.
So where should I consider. The continent is so huge and (being a foreigner living outside the US) I find it difficult to find candidates for focus. Right now it's just a huge mix of Santa Fe (area), New Orleans, North-east of Las Vegas (Bryce, Zion), Yellowstone. And even I understand that all these can't easily be combined :)
So I would really like suggestion on what might fit my preferences.
Considering a 2-3 weeks trip. Hopefully departing and arriving in same city since one way rental is expensive (learned that at #2 above). This time I will rent a car and not an RV.