Where to stay between Chicago and Miami?
March 22, 2011 3:47 PM Subscribe
Driving from Chicago to Miami over 5 days in June from the UK and all your hotel/must-see/misc recommendations for pregnant girlfriend and I would be gratefully received.
posted by splout to Travel & Transportation (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My partner and I will be visiting the US from the UK in June for a 2 week break - arriving in Chicago on 19th June and departing from Miami on 2nd July. We have accommodation arranged in Chicago until 24th June when we pick up a hire car. We then have 5 nights for which we don’t have anything sorted, until 29th June when we have a hotel booked in Miami for 3 nights.
Apart from some very vague ideas of things we’d like to visit en route (maybe stay at Peabody Hotel, Memphis one night, and, err), we don’t really know where to stay and things to see and do during these 5 days/1500 miles.
We were quite happy to leave the itinerary open and just see where we end up however now it seems OH is going to be approx. 20 weeks pregnant (woo hoo!) so we’re now thinking a little more preparation would be sensible.
Tips for anywhere (route, cities, towns, visitor attraction, hotels, etc.) for us to stay/visit during these 5 days would be most welcome. Neither of us has visited the southern states before so would like to experience what we can whilst considering budget ($150 a night hotel more or less but don’t mind splashing out on something special) and ensuring comfort and as little stress as possible for OH. The Chicago/Miami accommodation (thanks Mefi), hire car and flights (UK to Chicago, Miami to UK) are fixed.
We’re interested in food (particularly street food, diners), music, art, tech, cities, small town stuff, weird stuff.