Hi there, my husband, four year-old and I will be driving from Chicago to Boston in our SUV (we're moving!). Originally we were planning to do it starting Saturday afternoon and getting there Monday evening. But now it turns out we can leave Friday afternoon around 3 pm, with the goal of getting to Boston at some point before 6 pm on Monday. We would like to drive no more than 4-5 hours per day as I am in my third trimester of pregnancy. We plan to stop by the African Safari Park in Clinton, Ohio as our daughter will enjoy it.
All 3 of us love beaches, lake views, and nature so any recommendations for great hotels/comfortable cabins that are literally on a beach or have water views would be appreciated. I would welcome any suggestions of fun family-friendly things to do along the way, and importantly places to stay at - this will be our last road trip for a while, and I'd like to make the most of it. We have been to Niagara Falls from both the Canadian and US side, so no plans to do that. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Look forward to any insights.