It's been a great thing to discovery this forum because itís exactly what I was looking for.
Iím Jose, from Spain (Canary Islands) and Iím planning a trip to the States for the next summer. Maybe itís a bit soon to start planning it but Iím enjoying very much thinking about such a great adventure.
Iím a family father with a two years and a half daughter and we are thinking about going from Boston to Chicago.
Well, technically we will travel from NYC to Chicago but the part from NYC to Boston will be on train so Iíll start driving from Boston.
As I said before, there are many months before next summer but I have many things to study about the possible routes since my only resources about American geography are Bruce Springsteen's tours (which I follow on the internet), Google maps and the Wikipedia.
The route is about 1700 kilometres and we would spent 3-4 days to complete it, so we would have to do some stops to pass the nights.
Asking Google Maps about the options to go from Boston to Chicago, Iím given 2 options, as you could imagine: Get the I-90 and crossing NYS till Buffalo and then go along the east side of Eire Lake until Cleveland or taking the I-80 and cross Pennsilvania and getting, equally, to Cleveland.
So, this would be my first question because I donít have any idea about which of the routes would be more interesting, although I think NYS is a bit better.
By choosing I-90, I would stop at Albany (1 night) and Buffalo (2 nights), visiting Niagara FallsÖand from then, directly to Cleveland, that would be the last stop before arriving to Chicago.
On the other hand, If we follow the I-80, maybe we could go until Philadelphia and PittsburghÖand then, Cleveland.
The second question is about the post-Cleveland part of the trip.
Google maps indicates me to follow the north coast of Ohio and Indiana but Iím not sure if It would be interesting make any stop in another Ohio city (apart from Cleveland), like Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis (in Indiana)Öwell, I know this would lengthen the trip a bit but maybe it would be worth. On the other hand, I've read that centre Ohio is plain and boring...What's your opinion?
What do you think about all this cities? Maybe there are other villages or small towns that are better for visitÖbut that google maps doesnít show me. Everything you could say will be welcomed!!
Thanks a lot...I suposse, this won't be my only message in this forum so see you soon!