Hi! Me and my friend are planning on roadtripping from Atlanta, Georgia to lots of places on the West Coast this May and June! We are really excited, but I had two questions I was wondering if anyone could help me out:
First, We are trying to get to Taos, New Mexico pretty quickly and then take our time going slowly the rest of the trip, but we will probably have to make at least one overnight stop in between Atlanta and Taos to not go completely crazy from driving, so does anyone have any suggestions for a good spot/city about 3/4 of the way to Taos that we could stay in for a night? We were thinking Amarillo Texas but weren't sure.
Also, one more question, If leaving the Grand Canyon area and driving towards San Diego through Niland, California, Google Maps suggests using 1-40, but me and my friend aren't huge fans of taking the interstate if we aren't trying to get somewhere super quickly, so since I've never been on it, is 1-40 like a big boring interstate, because we are aiming for a more route 66 type of vibe with interesting roadside sights for driving on? How is 1-40 as far as that goes, and if it wouldn't be much fun anyone have any alternate roads we could take?
Thank you for reading through my rambling!! Would really love any input, also if you have any cool, unique places to visit along the west coast from San Diego to Portland, Oregon, I would love for you to share those too!!
Thanks so much, Maggie