Hi folks, its been a while since i've been on this forum. Back in 2012 the "roadtrip formites" helped me organise a fantanstic roundtrip from SF and back. We've now decided to take a roadtrip from JFK with the hope of taking in Canada and returning to New York for the last five nights. Our break is for 17 nights
We will be travelling in August which is unusual for us as we normally holiday April/May time. I'm aware that there will be more tourists and that prices for accommodation will be higher ;( ... so i'm looking for advice on how to make our dollars go a little further and to take in sights that will not be overly populated with us tourists.
Can anyone advise on interesting, unusual places to stay/visit off the beaten track?
We thought we would take in Boston, perhaps Finger Lakes, drive through mountains and stay in log cabin somewhere, Montreal (or would a different Canadian city be more interesting? I note that state parks will be free in Canada this year - would we be close enough to visiting some interesting ones?
We will be a family of three, my son is 15. His part of the trip will be the time in New York. He loves cities and being busy. We love scenery, peace and quiet etc. He would like to take part in activities while we are travelling as well as walking around towns etc.
I remember watching Salem's Lot when i was a kid and considered visiting - is it worth a visit?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - thank you for taking the time to read this.