NY to LA roadtrip with a baby in early April...best route?
March 10, 2013 7:10 AM Subscribe
We (my husband, and 11 month old daughter) are moving cross country from Brooklyn to Los Angeles- and will be driving our new car cross country. We leave April 1st, have 10 days to get there, (our stuff is being shipped via movers and doesn't arrive for 10 days, so we need to take our time) and we are trying to figure out the best route to take that avoids severe weather as much as possible. Any ideas?
posted by rubyeyo to travel & transportation (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I would prefer to take the most southern route since it will pretty much be full on spring by then- and who doesn't love a little New Orleans/ Savannah Georgia action? However, my husband who is a born and bred yankee is hesitant to drive through the deep south- for many ridiculous reasons. Having grown up in the south, this makes me roll my eyes since it's asinine- but since he is doing ALL of the driving I am happy to let him have his say.
I am no longer nursing so we don't have to stop every 2 hours- but for the sanity of the baby we will make an effort to stop pretty frequently so she can stretch her legs. We were also thinking about trying to drive a bit at night so she can sleep in the car seat and we can explore areas by foot during the day.
So with all that said- anyone have recommendations for cool cities, routes, or scenic areas that we should check out?