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Tyler from New York City asked

What are some must see stops between New York and San Francisco?

We (Girlfriend, Dog, and I) are hitting the road for a 2 week road trip across the country from NYC -> SF at the End of May. We are planning to stay on the 80 and 90 so a north sort of route. Only plans right now are to stop in Badlands/Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone, Tetons etc.

We are staying in Motels and some camping too.

Let us know if you have any suggestions for the midwest or other stops in between NYC and SF.

New York City   San Francisco   Badlands National Park   Yellowstone National Park   Grand Teton National Park   Jackson (Wyoming)   Cleveland   Chicago   Des Moines   Sioux Falls   Salt Lake City   Reno   Truckee   South Lake Tahoe   Sacramento   Buffalo   Detroit   Lake Tahoe

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John

To say that is a difficult question to answer is an understatement. There is so much to see. I'll just throw a few things out.

Consider Cleveland- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is actually interesting , as is The Cleveland Museum of Art and yes you could spend a few days there but you aren't going to.

Next maybe Omaha, a more interesting city than you might imagine.

If your'e on to the Badlands National Park go through the Nebraska panhandle and maybe check out Toadstool Geologic Park, Scottsbluff and Chimney Rock State Park- move fast!

Hit the Black Hills , maybe go to Deadwood. You are right to prioritize Yellowstone National Park.

Good luck!


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Tyler
Thanks John!
 

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Brew
Great answer.
 

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John
By Scottsbluff I meant the monument - the Bluff- not the town- although did have good Mexican food there.
 
 
 

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Larry from Chicago

One thing I highly recommend is the breakfast (brunch) at Jenny Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. It is expensive at $24/person but you can order anything and everything on the menu. The buffalo hash is wonderful. It is basically buffalo tenderloin with potatoes, onions and peppers. Everything is great at my favorite park in the world. You can read what I wrote about Chicago in my other post.


A different alternative to your present plans would be, once you get to Chicago, get on Route 66 and follow it to California via a southern route. It's not easy but there are books and maps and online resources. Even though, when my wife and I followed it backwards from Oklahoma, we sometimes got lost but it was a lot of fun.


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louanne from Ohio

Back to Cleveland....after the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum... or The Cleveland Museum of Art....on your way west... Stop at the West Side Market on West 25th street and stock up on goodies for eating.... then have lunch and tour Great Lakes Brewing Company.... Happy trails...


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Griffin from Riverton

I would stop at an In-N-Out Burger while you are driving through Utah, Nevada, and/or California. They have some really great burgers!


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Paige from Shelby Ohio

If you happen to go through Cleveland stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum! Then if you hit Canton you have the Pro Football Hall of Fame!


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