I'm going into my senior year, and planning ahead for a Road Trip for myself and 3 or 4 of my closest mix of friends in June of 2013 as "One Last Hurrah" before College (i.e. mountains of debt.)
We live in Southern PA and wanted to get as far as we can for less than $1000 a person and for a max of two weeks roundtrip (preferably less) heading south.
(The car we would end up using has about 29 mpg.)
What I'm asking of the Roadtrip America community are different stops we can make that are teenage friendly (meaning, not bars or the like). As a group, we're looking for sightseeing, anything low budget, and oddities with a sprinkling of a nice hotel here or a interesting theme park there. We'd love to get a sense of the culture of unique areas and stop at museums (particularly art and weird science), but everything's got to be low cost. We're all working hard already to earn money for this trip!
Along with a list of destinations, I'd appreciate any advice or "must-haves" that a novice road tripper might need in order to have a safe and affordable trip. Thank you in advance!