Next summer, my family in Gilbert Minnesota is going down to Mexico Beach Florida. We are still deciding what route to take (I don't like the one MapQuest gives us). We would also like to take a few scenic routes, stop at a few side attractions on the way, and we want to go through at least one tunnel (the kids would like that). The adults have never been to the beach in a long time (We used to go to Myrtle Beach, but that place started to turn into a dump.) The kids are already in kindergarten but have only left the state once, and they never have been to the ocean. (We went to Indiana Dunes once when the kids were toddlers, but that Great Lakes, not ocean). Oh, and when you give the route, can you give them a good town to stay in a hotel on the way, because we probably won't go through the whole trip in one day.