Road Trip from RI to CO
June 25, 2012 6:57 AM Subscribe
[Road Trip] My sister and I are road tripping from RI to Colorado, along a southern-ish route. What are some cool cities, landmarks, or things to do we should make sure to check out along the way?
posted by masters2010 to travel & transportation (8 answers total)
My sister and I are gearing up for our second road trip across the country, first when she moved to California and now when I move to Aspen, Colorado. We previously took the northern route through Chicago and South Dakota so we are thinking to take a more southern route this time.
Our interests are less in regular tourist stops and more in things that are culturally unique to the places we are stopping. We are particularly interested in nature and alternative communities.
I was thinking to make it as far south as Raleigh, North Carolina before going westward through Tennessee. Any recommended stops along the way? After Tennessee I'm not sure which direction to travel. We would love to visit Austin, though it's rather out of the way, seeing as we're trying to do this in 9 or 10 days. Maybe through Oklahoma, the upper part of Texas, and then New Mexico before heading back north?
Please let me know any and all recommendations, you were all very helpful last time we did this.