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3 month road trip around the US[edit]


I plan to make the most of my visa-waiver and road trip around the USA for 3 months (well 88 days as I want time to drive back to the airport). Now I'm aware of the major destinations like the national parks and major cities, but will that take up the allocated time if I stay in each of those places for 2-3 days? —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)


Please be more specific. If you list the places you're currently planning to visit, we can estimate driving times between them.

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:47, 7 November 2013 (UTC)[reply], are you perhaps referring to the list of cities and other destinations in our USA article? ϒpsilon (talk) 16:03, 7 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
I think the question is whether there are enough "major destinations" to fill up 88 days. Of course that heavily depends on how far you are prepared to drive and what kind of destinations you find interesting. The short answer is, however, yes the USA's prime cities, parks and other destinations are so many that they can easily fill up an 88 days road trip without you having to get bored. There are dozens of worthwhile places and of course the driving itself will take up good chunks of your time too (while allowing a good view of the country, of course). Check out our USA guide and all the cities that are linked from there, also make sure to have a look at the World Heritage Sites]. JuliasTravels (talk) 18:56, 7 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
I'm impressed. In three months, an intrepid traveler can actually make a dent in the major attractions of the United States. I wouldn't recommend trying with anything less than two months, but three will be enough to see a wide variety of sights and really get a feel for the country.
If you are not already a member of an auto club (like the UK Automobile Association) that is affiliated with USA's "AAA", I would suggest joining before your trip. AAA's assistance will be invaluable, and you will be treated as a member if you're a member of an affiliate. AAA has offices literally throughout the country, with free maps and tour books for members, along with free travel agent services and hotel/attraction discounts. A AAA agent can help you plan your route and account for traffic and construction delays, along with attraction closures and operating hours, avoiding special events (that may make it hard to find lodging), and general sanity checks. AAA of course also offers roadside assistance, which could be invaluable, especially in a rental car.
I see two approaches you could take with three months. You could focus on a single region of the country -- say, the Northeast -- and really dig into the details. If you go this route, you probably wouldn't spend any more time in places like Boston and NYC; instead, you'd spend some time in the between-places that you wouldn't otherwise see, like Springfield (Massachusetts), Hartford (Connecticut), the Adirondacks, and Buffalo. The other approach is to go coast-to-coast and catch all of the highlights. You'll have enough time to hit all of the big big big places like Chicago and Yellowstone, but you'll miss some of the off-the-beaten-path options along the way. Either approach is fine; it's just up to your personal preference. If you take the latter route, our lists of cities and United States of America#other destinations would be an excellent goal, and you might have just enough time to see all eighteen.
Do come back and let us know how it goes!
-- LtPowers (talk) 00:53, 8 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
When I've done similar journeys in the past, I've allocated a month to do Chicago to Florida via Niagara, New York, Philly, DC, Atlanta. That's easy to do with lots of place of interest. I've also done a month to do Vancouver to Tijuana via SF, Yosemite, LA, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, and similarly lots of places to fill a month, and as long as you don't plan to spend too long in Portland, there is plenty to keep busy, and not too much driving between attractions. It is tougher to plan the inland trips, unless you enjoy the time on the road. --Inas (talk) 04:14, 8 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Seafood Restaurants, Lake Maurepas, Jefferson Parish, La.[edit]

I'm looking for a [formerly?] excellent and popular seafood restaurant on the strip of land between lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain in the New Orleans area. The name may have been Bruning's. Is this still there, or has it been moved?

Asked by: 15:41, 29 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]

It is possible you are talking about this restaurant. From what I can tell, it closed sometime around 2009. Texugo (talk) 16:48, 29 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]