Hello, this is going to be my first solo road trip and I was hoping to get some advice on a route from DC to Rhode Island (going to visit my friend in Providence) that doesn't involve using the New Jersey Turnpike/going through New York, which is what mapquest/google keeps suggesting. :/
I know the above routes are the "fastest" but the prospect of tons of traffic is not that exciting to me so I'd rather go out of the way, maybe see some new sights, and avoid the headache. Anyone have any ideas or can share a route they went before? I'd greatly appreciate it.