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PA to ME road trip

My girlfriend and I will be taking a road trip from Pittsburgh to Port Clyde, Maine and back to visit my vacationing parents. Where should we stop along the way? [more inside]
posted by Turkey Glue on Jul 12, 2014 - 8 answers

Road trip to Canada in three parts

The short of it: (1) Do you have any personal experience getting into Canada and re-entering the US with only a driver's license and birth certificate? (2) What is the drive like between Toronto and Ogdensburg for someone who has really only spent time in cities and driving on major highways up and down the East and West coasts? (3) What should we do in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Jun 27, 2014 - 37 answers

a road trip without any ability to drive

BeMyTravelAgentFilter: Help me figure out a way to make a trip from the Bay Area to New Orleans doable and affordable - when driving is not an option. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 4, 2014 - 23 answers

Help Me Have a Lovely Southern Maine Experience

O MeFites of a Maine Persuasion, please recommend to me things and places in Southern Maine in mid-May. [more inside]
posted by julen on Apr 24, 2014 - 13 answers

good stops on the way to DC?

I'm planning a road trip from Bloomington Indiana to Washington DC toward the end of March. Will be traveling with a 4 years old and am looking for some suggestions of places to stop along the way. [more inside]
posted by steinwald on Jan 31, 2014 - 10 answers

Road Trip!!

Need some advice on places to stay/eat/etc... [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Jan 7, 2014 - 21 answers

California / Southwest road trip itinerary advice

Boyfriend and I are planning a round trip (by rental car) through California and the Southwest and we'd love some input on the first rough draft of the route. We're going for 23 days in September next year and would like to stay in fairly affordable hotels and motels (no camping). [more inside]
posted by Skybly on Nov 23, 2013 - 34 answers

Roadtrippin' in basically winter. Where to?

Imagine you're leaving New York City in a rental car. You have one week—November 30th through December 7th. You're first spending a few days with your Grandmother near Washington DC. Where would you go after that? [more inside]
posted by ulfberht on Nov 14, 2013 - 6 answers

Please help save our road trip!

So, the National Parks are shut and husband and I are on a US road trip of a lifetime, during which we were due to visit/camp at many of those National Parks. Boo! Please help us salvage our trip and tell us about your favorite State Parks/hikes/non-NPS camping spots in OR, CA, AZ and southern UT! [more inside]
posted by atlantica on Oct 1, 2013 - 27 answers

Help us plan our trans-American odyssey!

A friend and I are planning a month-long roadtrip down the West coast of the United States - starting in Oregon, and possibly going so far as to cross Texas and finish up in Louisiana somewhere - to take place sometime in the new year, and we'd appreciate some advice in re: must-sees and logistics. [more inside]
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Aug 12, 2013 - 28 answers

We Can and WILL Force the Hand of Amazing (East Coast Road Trip-Filter)

East Coast Road Trip-Filter: a friend is having a very rough year but is finally taking three days (Aug. 24th - 26th) for much-needed road trip. She may not get to take another one for a while, so we want to make the most of it. My question: what can you recommend within a ~400-mile radius of Philadelphia (places, activities, events, gatherings, WHATEVER) that might be mind-blowingly memorable? The kinda stuff that makes you blurt, "Holy CRAP, this is AMAZING!"... the kinda stuff she and I can enthusiastically reminisce about for years to come. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Aug 1, 2013 - 12 answers

What's awesome on I-10?

In two weeks, I'll be driving solo cross-country on I-10. Trying to make the trip fairly quickly, so I won't have much leisure time. BUT - close to the highway - are there any restaurants, spots of immense scenic beauty or other roadside attractions that I shouldn't miss? [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Jul 22, 2013 - 24 answers

Give me just one night...

Where to stay for one night between Providence and NYC? [more inside]
posted by Mender on Jul 3, 2013 - 7 answers

What is there fun to do in Denver?

My old college roommate and I are taking a road trip out to Denver next week because he hasn't seen it and he wants to go. I've been to Denver on and off, but I don't know what there really is fun to do in the city and surrounding area, other than what's on wikipedia. Does anyone have any personal experience on cool things to do on a one week trip?
posted by ishrinkmajeans on Jun 17, 2013 - 17 answers

Itch-Free Austin, Itch-Free New Orleans

My best pal and I will be road tripping to Austin and New Orleans this July. We've had a bit of trouble finding budget accommodations that don't have 20+ negative reports on the Bedbug Registry -- especially in NOLA. Any hotel/motel/dorm wizards have suggestions? PLUS where should we go in Austin and NOLA to satisfy our many cultural/gastronomic itches? Snowflakes inside! [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn on May 26, 2013 - 12 answers

Travel advice for Navajo Country

My girlfriend and I have our great AZ/NM road trip this month, and we'll be looping around and through the Navajo nation on our way to the Chaco Canyon UNESCO site. What should we know, what should we make side-trips for, and where can we get a good bowl of lamb stew? [more inside]
posted by ormondsacker on May 16, 2013 - 23 answers

Sac-SLC-Denver road trip with a five-year-old

We're road-tripping from Sacramento to Salt Lake City to Denver with our five-year-old, and are looking for tips on routes and places to stop. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on May 13, 2013 - 8 answers

Critique my California Road Trip/San Francisco Visit Itinerary!

In one short month Mr. Bruno and I are traveling to California (from Boston) for a long overdue vacation. I am hoping you can help me make it even more awesome (it’s been years since we got to travel without a family visit or a wedding to attend, so it’s already pretty awesome). I have seen this thread, and used it to plan parts of this trip, and would like some specific feed back as well as general recommendations, if you’ve got ‘em. Accomodations and number of nights are set, but activities are not. Things we like: eating, walking/not-too-long hikes (especially in parks/gardens), people watching, unusual museums/unique visitor attractions, farmer’s markets, bookstores, unique food shops. Most of our vacations are just walking around, poking into places that look interesting, and eating. [more inside]
posted by hungrybruno on Apr 5, 2013 - 51 answers

Fun pit-stops (US/CAN) between Rochester, NY & Grand Rapids, MI?

Are there any fun, weird, or tasty roadside attractions on the drive from Rochester, NY to Grand Rapids, MI? We're going through Canada (Hamilton, London, etc.) then crossing back into the US at Sarnia (?) and going through Flint and Lansing. Relevant info:
posted by chr1sb0y on Mar 24, 2013 - 14 answers

Car camping in the US

Help me compile a togo list. I'm open to everywhere, everything. What is your favorite lesser-known US National Park or State Park for car camping? And the best time of year to visit?
posted by 1066 on Mar 18, 2013 - 16 answers

Oregon Road Trip

At the end of August, we are going on a 9 day road trip through Oregon (round-trip from Seattle). The plan is to start on the east side of the Cascades, visit Bend and Crater Lake, arrive in Ashland (for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and head north along the coast on the way home. Any suggestions on what to visit and where to stay? [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo on Mar 8, 2013 - 13 answers

How to see America in July?

My friend who has never been to the US has four weeks for an epic road trip/vacation. The catch: it's in July. What are the must see sights that won't induce heatstroke? [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy on Dec 5, 2012 - 33 answers

Planning a road trip from Reno to Vegas in June. Will Death Valley be too hot to check out?

Planning a road trip from Reno to Vegas in June. Will Death Valley be too hot to check out? Also, your favorite places along the way? [more inside]
posted by (lambda (x) x) on Nov 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Can I drive 1600 miles in a Mini Cooper with 4 cats?

Can I drive 1600 miles in a Mini Cooper with 4 cats? [more inside]
posted by pinkbungalow on Nov 4, 2012 - 27 answers

Best Route from DC area to Indianapolis?

Road trip with my wife next week. I'm looking for practical experience with routes from Fredericksburg VA to Indianapolis IN. [more inside]
posted by COD on Oct 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Reading and driving...

Please recommend region-specific literary or fun or literary-fun audiobooks for a long road trip. Thus far I have The Great Plains by Ian Frazier, for when I'm driving across the Great Plains. And American Gods by Neil Gaiman, for when I'm headed to the House on the Rock in Wisconsin. Driving from NYC to LA to Portland, Oregon. Anything but James Michener would be very welcome! (Not knocking James Michener, he's just not my favorite)
posted by troublemenot on Sep 25, 2012 - 17 answers

gettin our kicks on route 66...

Ideas for gifts for a road-tripping couple? [more inside]
posted by animalrainbow on Sep 21, 2012 - 15 answers

dealing with two cars at sacramento airport

What's the best way to drive from San Francisco to Sacramento airport, with luggage of my own, meet a couple who are flying in, drop my car off at long-term parking, and pick up the rental car we'll share? [more inside]
posted by germdisco on Aug 29, 2012 - 14 answers

Better late than never!

Last minute honeymoon--need input on the most awesome, strange, memorable places to stay on our road-trip between Seattle to Portland, and then down the coast to San Fran. Other "must see" advice is most welcome. [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on Aug 3, 2012 - 23 answers

Is there a smart road trip planning site that suggests where to stop?

I've read this question looking for a road trip planning website. We have been using Google Maps which will tell you the driving distance between two cities IF you type those cities in. But is there any road-trip planning website or app that you can tell "I am in Seattle and want to drive about 6-7-8 hours east, where is a good place to stop for the night?" Sounds simple, but we're jerking between a road atlas (to show us sizable cities and what fun stops are along the way) and Google Maps to give us the approx driving time and mileage. Yes, road atlases give miles, but it seems there must be an online way that shows us a bunch of choices. Anything out there?
posted by GaelFC on Jul 29, 2012 - 9 answers

Taking my mentally disabled adult brother on a road trip in the KY/TN/NC/OH/ region for a vacation. Where should we go?

Taking my mentally disabled adult brother on a road trip in the KY/TN/NC/OH/ region for a vacation. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Jul 14, 2012 - 16 answers

Tell me about the Wild and Wonderful parts of southern West Virginia

Virginia to Kentucky road trip. Looking for interesting places to stop in southern West Virginia along I 64. [more inside]
posted by JennyJupiter on Jun 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Two days and a night in the Hamptons/LI - Is there Anything to Do?

The girlfriend and I have decided to take a two day driving tour of the Hamptons/Long Island. We'll leave tomorrow, Monday morning, stay somewhere, and come back Tuesday night. The thing is, neither of us knows anything about the area - we need advice on everything! Where to stay, what to see, where to eat. Some details inside. [more inside]
posted by slide on Jun 17, 2012 - 8 answers

How to keep sane on a 6 month roadtrip?

Gearing up for a 6 month road-trip in the US. What do I take? Looking for sleeping bag, technology, and other gear recommendations. [more inside]
posted by piedmont on May 18, 2012 - 13 answers

Mythical and mysterious places of the Bay Area (and CA)?

San Francisco Bay Area (and CA) - can you think of any mysterious, or interesting or secret places? Legends/myths? Strange rewards for a bit of driving, or walking, or an ExpeditionTM of Discovery, etc? Difficulty: not looking for woo, or establishments of commerce, no-matter how good hole-in-the-wall-food may be :) Examples inside... [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Apr 29, 2012 - 28 answers

The Great American Road Trip

Two Canadians road-trippin' in the USA in May. A few questions. Itinerary suggestions welcome. [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese on Feb 2, 2012 - 22 answers

To the land of Oz we go

Going to Perth/surrounding areas, advice needed. [more inside]
posted by titantoppler on Nov 22, 2011 - 7 answers

he's gonna shake the dust of this crummy little town off his feet, and he's gonna see the world!

Please help me choose the right Christmas gift for my future intrepid traveler. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Nov 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Where to go on an accessible road trip in the Northwestern US?

We have a week and a half off and a 4WD truck but no plans; help me find interesting things to do with my partner in Washington, Northern California, Oregon, and Nevada. Extra difficulty: I'm on crutches. [more inside]
posted by hackwolf on Oct 6, 2011 - 8 answers

How do I keep all my belongings safe while I drive across the country?

A follow-up to this question. Protecting a car full of my belongings while driving cross country for several days: complications: musical instruments, computer gear and cat. How? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Sep 20, 2011 - 27 answers

Road trip itinerary from Spokane to SLC?

My wife and I will be driving from Spokane to Salt Lake City soon and were wondering how we should space out our trip, and what there is to see/do/eat along the way. [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Aug 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Is it a bad idea for my terminally ill grandmother to go to the USA for 48hrs?

My dad and I are thinking of taking my 85yr old grandmother on a road trip. She was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer last Thursday and decided on Friday that she doesn't want to go through treatment. She does, however, want to see her sister, sister's kids and grandkids one last time. However, they live 1,300KM away in a mid-sized Mid-West city in the States while we're in Toronto. We'd like to make this visit happen for grandma, recognize all the risks inherent in trying to do so, and would like to hear the stories/experiences of anyone who has done anything similar. Relevant details below the fold. Thank you. [more inside]
posted by dismitree on Aug 22, 2011 - 23 answers

What to do between Toronto and Boston?

Please suggest places to see, things to do, places to stop/stay overnight, and routes to take for a five day car trip between Toronto and Boston? It should only be about 10 hours of direct driving, so plenty of time to stop and visit. Are there any really cool things I've never heard of and shouldn't miss? (Niagara Falls and Montreal are possibilities, but I've already heard of them :) Thank you!
posted by Salamandrous on Aug 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Tell me and my partner where to go (politely)

Help me plan the great American Road trip(s) [more inside]
posted by smithsmith on Aug 14, 2011 - 58 answers

Attractions between Cleveland and Milwaukee?

Driving between Cleveland and Milwaukee with a day to spare; any ideas about interesting things to see? Not that interested in Cedar Point. Leaving the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to go to Alpine Valley Music Theater for Pearl Jam's 20 Anniversary concert, if that context will help. Like national parks along with man made attractions.
posted by jwmelvin on Aug 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Crossing the Rockies: Interstate, or No?

Crossing the rockies from Wyoming...heading to Portland, need some advice! Stick to the I-90, or...smaller roads? [more inside]
posted by Richat on Jul 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Road Trip Filter: Ithaca, Buffalo, Niagara Falls

I am going on a road trip next week that will include Ithaca, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and points in between. I'd love some suggestions of fun, amazing, quirky, or air conditioned things to do along the way. We'll be coordinating rest stops so any 'in between' suggestions would be especially appreciated. Moderately physically active OK, strenuous not so much. Trip includes very small children.
posted by bq on Jul 21, 2011 - 22 answers

Where To Spend The Night

What's A Good Stopping Point Between Kansas City And Big Bend National State Park? [more inside]
posted by mmmbacon on Jul 21, 2011 - 3 answers

How can I map out the elevations between two cities?

How steep are the roads between Albuquerque, NM; Gallup, NM; Zion National Park, UT; Las Vegas, NV; Yosemite National Park, CA; and San Jose, CA? [more inside]
posted by jng on Jul 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me make the most of my Northern California trip.

What to do on my Northern California road trip? [more inside]
posted by breakin' the law on Jun 29, 2011 - 18 answers

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