I'm 21 and my friends and I are thinking of planning a road trip for the end of the summer, but none of us have any experience in this field!! We're from New York City and were thinking of going south like maybe to South Carolina or Georgia or even Tennessee was a possibility so I ask--what do you all think? We really only want to be away for 8-10 days, and we were trying to come up with some good routes but more importantly with good places to stop at that are not only interesting but fun as well. We don't necessarily need to arrive at our destination within 2 days of leaving the City--in fact we plan to make most of our stops on our way to wherever we go and then drive relatively straight back to New York, get it?
So I put this to the many of you who are experienced with road trips--which of the above states makes the most sense to go to, or is there another? Where in those states should our final destination be? What are some key places--landmarks, parks, hikes, amusement parks, etc.-- to stop at along the way like in Virginia or wherever? What is/are the best route/s to drive to our destinations so that we can get to these stops? Any and all help will be very greatly appreciated and I apologize if these questions are the wrong ones to ask--like I said, I'm a road trip virgin! Thanks a lot!!