My partner and I are leaving the Boston area for an "impromptu", no rules roadtrip to Orlando, FL in under two weeks, and we'd love some pointers on what to see, do, and enjoy along the way. We've got 9 days, and we're looking to pack in as many sights and experiences as possible, however offbeat and corny they might be. I've done this trip MANY times before, but it was always with a destination in mind (Florida), with little time to stop in between to see things.
Our tentative itinerary:
Leave Boston at 4PM on the 21st. Drive to NYC and stay with some ABDL friends in Manhattan Friday night, and spend the morning in the city on Saturday.
Saturday around noon, head south, to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel (we plan on taking US13 through MD). We'll stop somewhere in MD for a late lunch, and are looking for suggestions on places to eat down near the Bay Bridge tunnel (on either the MD side, or VA beach).
From there, Drive to Savannah, GA, to see my sister. The only required stop is briefly at South of the Border, JR's Tobacco world, and possibly a Shoney's for their breakfast buffet. This drive can be delayed 1-2 days to see anything in between. We plan on crashing Saturday night in a rest area somewhere anyway).
The stay in Savannah will be 2-3 days, and we'll hit up Tybee Is., Lady and Sons for lunch, and wherever else my sister drags us to. She's like myself and the rest of the fam (packing the most to do in the allotted time), so Savannah is pretty much covered, but I'm still open to input.
Tues/Wed night, drive to Daytona Beach, FL. Stay overnight, and enjoy the beach for a day, and possibly do Cape Canaveral, Ron Jon's, and the National Seashore.
Thursday night, drive to Orlando, which is completely optional, but we have friends we'd like to see there. If we do go, we'll probably spend a day at Wet 'n Wild (as the last time we were in FL we did Disney and Universal, but no waterparks). Is Wet and Wild still the de-facto waterpark in the area?
Saturday, we'll bee-line back to MA, with only one stop somewhere for a few hours' rest.
None of the above is set in stone. We're playing this by ear, and are looking to see inexpensive, unique attractions, national parks, seashores, and so on. If there is a Sinclair dinosaur that spits out crabcakes in Baltimore... We're there! Really, we'd rather get ideas on kitschy tourist traps than going to Colonial Williamsburg. I stayed in wigwams once on route 66 as a kid, and I'm looking for the same type of experience.
Please give us ideas on what we can see "off the beaten path" in close proximity to I95 from MA to FL... Cheap or free is good, including food, lodging, and so on (where is the best place to get crabs aside from a brothel , and the Sea Gull Pier restaurant on the bridge/tunnel in MD?).
Really,any info on the I95corridor would be great, as far as cheap things to do. We're also very open to meeting up with any other ABDL-type people along the way... Peachy, if you're free in NYC we'd love to meet up, and the same goes for anyone else along the way.
Thanks for any ideas anyone might have!