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May 13, 2012 11:15 AM Subscribe
What should we see on our road trip? This is our route.
Last 2 weeks of July. What are the best things to do? Where should we eat? What can we not miss?
posted by DoubleLune to travel & transportation (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So, we're going on a road trip from Erie, PA, through Minnesota, Texas, NOLA, Atlanta, and North Carolina. (We're starting and ending at family functions so the original drives to Erie and from NC will be straight drives home). We are both students, so looking to keep this relatively cheap. Travel dates are approximately July 23 - Aug 3. Our major stops will be Minneapolis, Dallas, Houston, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta, and maybe Chicago, Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Kansas City.
--We want to eat the things that represent each place, and that we can't get anywhere else. (Things like cheesesteaks in Philly.) So what can't we miss? Cheap is better, but we'll pay if it's a "OMG must have" thing.
--Also, what are the cheap gems?
--Again, we want to get the feel of the major cities without being super touristy. We don't really have a game plan, so what to do? Cheap ideas also good!
--Know any cheap gas stations along our route? (I do have the app, but it never hurts to ask!)
--I think we'll need a hotel halfway from Minnesota to Texas, and possibly somewhere around Atlanta. What are the cheapest area to look?