We take a long family camping trip every summer. Last year, we headed west (we're in Philly). We hit 26 states in 40+ days...including Yellowstone for almost a week, and S Dakota for almost a week....and Grand Canyon, Colorado, etc.
This year, we're heading South....southern East Coast all the way to the Keys, back up Gulf Coast, Orlando, thru Tallahassee..over to NOLA, thru Arkansas, Tennessee (Nashville, Memphis), up to family in Wisconsin, then family in South Bend IN, then to Holiday World, through the Smokies and Dollywood, and the Blue Ridge mts., then back up and home.
We are campers-2 big tents (one for our 2 boys ages 11 & 14 and one for us). We plan on camping as much as possible, but know it's gonna be hot..so will hotel it in NOLA, the Keys...etc. We also have family on Hilton Head we're gonna be staying with, and in Florida-both Miami and on the Gulf Coast, as well as Tennessee.
I'm a teacher, so summer's the choice to travel. We know it's hot, peak travel season, etc. I need ideas....we try to hit roadfood places, great rollercoasters, and national parks. I know the obvious places-Everglades, Keys, Orlando, etc, but need to know some offbeat places. We love unique!!!
I'm looking forward to hearing your ideas!