I'm an Aussie, planning a two-week road trip from Washington to Arizona in late May. We've never been to the US before, so desperately need some tips as to the best way to go. Two ideas that have occurred to us are
1) head south through N&S Carolina to Georgia, then across the "Deep South", Texas, etc to Arizona (we are going to Yuma actually. Why? Because that's where my daughter is moving to.) Is New Orleans worth visiting yet? Is it all still a mess down there from the hurricanes? What would be the top places to visit?
2) go up to Chicago and down "Route 66" - have no idea about what to see - my husband thinks it would be cool because of the song...
or 3) is there a better way?
We don't like tourist tat, but prefer "off the beaten track" interesting places, love history and old buildings, gardens, nice restaurants, and meeting people. I realise 2 weeks is probably cutting it fine for such a large area, but it's all we have. We don't mind driving long distances, it's part of life in Australia.
Any help appreciated ! Oh, also - how warm/cold will it be in May? My daughter reckons pretty warm, but she only moved to the US last June, she hasn't had a US spring yet !