Philadelphia to Seattle driving
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Jul 30, 2012 6:58 PM Last Post By: pizwat
Jul 30, 2012 5:23 AM
-Badlands National Park
-Salt Lake City
and any areas in the midwest generally. I am looking for those cool little parks or "world's largest yarn ball" or hole in the wall restaurants.
Jul 30, 2012 5:35 AM
Jul 30, 2012 7:23 AM
2Should Minneapolis be a "must" stop... Jump on the I-90... Drop Denver & SLC ... See then,some Western US Parks or natural areas...I'll suggest,from Missoula, drive the slower and very scenic highway 12, (Lolo Pass) ... This was The route Lerwis & Clark traveled through the Rocky mountains...Then the Columbia Gorge in the I-84 into Portland ... carracar
Jul 30, 2012 7:52 AM
3Tons of good restaurants in Minneapolis, hole-in-the-wall and otherwise. Here's a good place to start to explore restaurants. Search by neighborhood or cuisine:
Not sure what you want to do or see in Minneapolis. Great system of parks to see and explore. Downtown Minneapolis has some great theater, arts, music and nightlife. Lots of people go to the Mall of America (largest one in the country), but I avoid it like the plague. Again, depends on your interests.
Jul 30, 2012 7:57 AM
Jul 30, 2012 8:33 AM
Jul 30, 2012 8:48 AM
6Forget Pittsburgh and Columbus, cut up via Harrisburg and State College, then west on I-80, get to Chicago ASAP, if anything stop in Cleveland for the Rock n Roll Museum and downtown bars.
Chicago is a no brainer.
Minneapolis is fine but I would keep going that day as far as you can.
Save the fun stuff for Mountains/Yellowstone/Rockies.
I would avoid Mall of America like the plague. Downtown Minny is fun and hip for sure.
Jul 30, 2012 11:47 AM
Jul 30, 2012 1:00 PM
8I found Columbus OH very pleasant and green, nice to stroll around the Victorian Village, OSU campus, German Village or the Ohio river front.
Chicago as SoloHobo says is a no brainer
Jul 30, 2012 1:14 PM
9I would cut up to I-80, taking I-70 is way off course for Chicago, as you have to go to Indianapolis as well, and I-70 has more trucks per square mile than any other corridor in America I think, and I-65 up to Chicago is no better, non stop trucks, and police/highway patrol.
Taking I-80/90 from Indiana to Chicago will avoid the major congestion of I-94, which is a mess usually from 1-65 to downtown Chicago.
I-80 is a toll, but not much, and also far less traffic, and trucks. Also less metro area to go thru at potential rush hours.
Colombus is fine, but its not exactly Cleveland either...OSU campus is about as nice as a prison IMO, compared to many nicer state universities campuses.
If so, and going to Indy, the Indy 500 Museum is well worth your time.
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