My boyfriend and I want to take a nine-day road trip from new york to somewhere exciting/fun/romantic (and back) in the last week of april. he suggested the florida keys. we're definitely looking for some sun sand and surf but I am myself partial to oddball places, crazy people, some once-in-a-lifetime adventures that'll leave us with incredible stories to tell. (e.g., new orleans, what a funky place.) So hoping any of you have suggestions for awesome destinations and must-stops along the way... looking forward to hearing all of them.

Thanx for all your help!