I'm new to this site, so apologies if I'm repeating previous questions found within this forum.
I'm starting to put together a 3-week plan, in September 2009. It's barely underway (I'm looking at rough dates for flight and car rental costs), but I'd like any advice, information, recommendations and anything else you can offer.
4th September - Flight arrives at SFO. Spend 3 nights in SF.
8th September - Collect hire-car within SF. Leave for next destination.
(Dates between 8th and 20th September to be scheduled.)
21st September - Drop car off within in near to NYC. Spend 4 nights in NYC.
25th September - Flight from JFK back to London
So, between the 8th to the 21st September, I need to drive through the US scenery, stopping at a Hotel/Hostel/B&B per night. Admittedly, I haven't much of a clue what's out there, but I think 13 nights / 14 days should be enough time for the approx.3000 mile journey.
Would any of you be kind enough for recommendations for places to visit? Would you be able to recommend a route (say, the old route 66 for most of the journey) or at least suggest the easiest route.
If you know of any decent books and website I can read, please tell me.
If you can also recommend any car-hire companies, that'd be useful.
I've looked at Alamo, Hertz and Avis... prices are alright. Unsurprisingly, there's a massive one-way fee in each quote... but i can live with that for now.