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  1. Default West to east coast

    hey guys, I would much appreciate your help and expertise.

    A few friends and I are planning a trip to the US in March 2010. (return flight to/from LA) and wanted to do a road trip. we were either going to road trip the west coast, fly to the east, then road trip the east coast, before heading back to LA for our flight home.
    But after much discussion, we are now planning on driving from West to east, and flying back to LA for our flight home.

    here are some of the places that we wanted to go to on the way through.

    Quote Originally Posted by places to visit
    Los Angeles: Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, Venice boardwalk, Space land (suppose to be awesome).

    San Fransisco: Pier 39, Golden gate bridge, San Fransisco bay (see the sea lions and bubba gump, Alcatraz.

    Vegas, Grand canyon.

    Niagra Falls: Maid of the Mist, Cave of Winds

    New york: Ellis island, statue of Liberty, China town and little Italy, Madison Square Park, Union Square, Empire State Building, Museum of Modern Art, Times Square, Grand Central Station, Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center-Top of the Rock Observation Deck, Central Park.

    Baltimore: Washington Monument, Fells Point Ghost Tour, Hunted Pub Tour

    Washington D.C: Smithsonian, White House, Washington National Cathedral.

    New Orleans
    I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions of places that we should visit along the way to shrink the gap between the Grand Canyon and New Orleans. and whether or not it would be better to do the east coast, then fly to the West coast and do that.

    we are planning to span the trip over 3-4 weeks.

    any help is appreciated :)

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default If That's What You Want

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    I'm not sure whether you're looking for reasons and places to justify making the cross country drive (and the added expense), or have already pretty much made the decision to do so and are now looking for things to do. But in either case, there is certainly no shortage of attractions between the Grand Canyon and New Orleans, including (depending on which way you go) Saguaro National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, White Sands National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns, the Sixth floor Museum, Big Bend National Park, the Alamo, and many others.


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    we have already decided to do the cross country drive. does anyone know what the average cost of such a trip (not including car hire, and attraction expense) would be?

    Thanks for the suggestions, much appreciated. :)

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    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

    Default averages

    Roadtrips just don't lend themselves to "averages' since there are so many variables, all of which make roadtrips unique.

    Your costs are going to depend upon what you are using for a vehicle, the price of fuel, how you eat and where you sleep, and of course, how long you are on the road, just to name a few of the many things that can swing the cost of a trip by hundreds, or even thousands of dollars. If you want to know what your trip will cost, you need to figure out how you are traveling. This thread is one of several that will help you build your own budget.

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    thanks for that. going to check it out now :)

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