My wife and I want to make the trip from NYC (northern NJ, really) to Atlanta with the objective of seeing the new aquarium. We want to keep this trip short but we also want to see stuff along the way (probably one way drive straight and the other way stop along the way). Does anyone have any suggestions for what we can see on the way? We are willing to take somewhat longer routes, but not significantly longer. We enjoy seeing sights, hiking, caving, etc... The plan is to take this trip about a week or so before Christmas, so it'll be colder, etc... We're really open about this and would love any ideas. Even if it's advice as to which route to take, how long it'll take and the works.
Thank you all in advance!