We are an Australian family planning to visit New York for New Year following Christmas in London. We have friends living in Orlando Florida and are considering driving down, taking in sights and places of interest along the way.
Is this a crap time of year to be doing this trip? How much time should we allow? What places should we make a point of seeing? Should we expect to find reasonable hotel/motel accommodation along the way? should we book ahead? Will the driving conditions at this time of year be OK? (we are Aussies and used to driving good distances!). Will we be able to rent a car in NY, leave it in Florida and fly out back to Sydney?