Roadtrip from Charleston SC to LA
I will be driving my daughter to LA from Charleston SC in August to attend school. Any suggestions on how to get there in 5 days with something interesting other than the Interstate all the way.
I would suggest taking I-40. I think the scenery is better and you won't spend 1 whole day driving thought Texas! LOL!
Just west of Amarillo, Texas is Cadillac Ranch. A unique place to get out and strectch your legs. http://www.libertysoftware.be/cml/cadillacranch/crmain.htm
On the west side of Albuquerque, New Mexico is Petroglyph National Monument. http://www.nps.gov/petr/index.htm
In Arizona right off of I-40 is the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Parks. I think the scenic drive is worth the extra time. http://www.nps.gov/pefo/index.htm
Just east of Flagstaff is Walnut Canyon National Monument. http://www.nps.gov/waca/index.htm
If you don't mind a detour of a little of 100 miles you could make a stop at the Grand Canyon National Park.
From Oklahoma City to Los Angeles you can find a lot of the Old Route 66. My favorite part is west of Kingman to the little town of Oatman.