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  1. Default Family road trip St Louis to Petaluma Ca

    We are road tripping from St. Louis to Petaluma Ca with 3 kids (3,7,8) and 2 Labador retriever's. I'm looking for kid and dog friendly things to do along the way, must sees and must eats. Thank you for any input!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Start With These

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Your basic route is simply I-70 across Missouri, I-29 up into Nebraska, and NE-2 over to Lincoln where you'll pick up I-80 for the rest of the way into the Bay Area. Now fortunately young children don't need "must sees" (we don't believe in such things anyway) and the dog will care even less about where you stop. But you should plan, for both their sakes and your sanity, to stop fairly often at small parks near the highway to let them get some fresh air and exercise as well as to just blow off some steam. Without pushing the 'lessons' too hard, you can perhaps stop at the Pony Express Station in St. Joseph MO or should point out that I-80 through Nebraska follows the old Oregon Trail. Other sites worth considering are Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, the Great Salt Lake, and Virginia City.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Not much to work with.

    You don't say how much time you have for the trip, whether it is a holiday road trip, or just to get there as quick as possible [which Buck has covered] and whether or not you will have a return trip to consider. The more you tell about your goals and interests the more we can offer.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Melbourne, Australia

    Default To follow on from advice above....

    If you do not already have them you should get some good maps or a good road atlas to help you plan this trip.

    Having being given some points of interest in previous answers, you might like to start with them and follow the advice in the following paragraph....

    Quote Originally Posted by AZBuck
    Start with maps. Not GPS, not software, not Google, but real honest-to-god paper maps that show you your entire route, that you can mark up (and erase), that you can stick pins in, and that show something about the land you'll be driving through. Those are your essential tool in any RoadTrip planning process. Start by marking all the places you know you want to visit. Then connect the dots. Then look for more places of interest and scenic routes along the lines connecting the dots. Repeat until you've got as many sites and roads as you think you want.
    Good maps have so much information as to your choice of routes from interstates to local roads and scenic routes. They also show all towns and cities as well as most - if not all - attractions along the way.

    But as also mentioned above, the time you have for this trip will be critical as to what you can do and which routes you can choose.


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