Driving trip....need some places to stop between Chicago and Orlando.?
I drive from Cincinnati to Orlando several times a year. I go I-75 and I am a History Buff....So I know the places on I-75...Lexington, Ky Horse Park is awesome..Ky Derby is there. In Jellico, Tenn. there is a great state park. If you want a side trip in Tenn...Gatlinburg fun...It is the gateway to the Smokey Mountains. Lots of motels, l like McKays Inn on the main drag. The famous pancake house is across the street and the famous ski lift that goes over the mountains is next door. Now to Georgia. Stop at the welcome center for Georgia history and free coupons. I love to stop at the Chattanooga exit and visit the civil war battle grounds of Chickamaunga. You can also see Ruby Falls and Rock City. there.We stay south of Atlanta because Atlanta has 8 lanes of traffic and is a nightmare to find anything..Georgia is a long state to get thru. But once you get to the Florida line. Stop and get free orange juice at the Florida visitors burearu. If you are going to Disney, Epcot, MGM, or Univerisal., Remember most people buy a 3 day pass and only use a few days of them so start asking around at your motels and such and you can buy an unexpired one for cheap. When we travel we buy 3 day passes on purpose and trade for National parks. You only buy a pass one time doing this. Hope this helps. I have a winter home near Orlando and fly into there too, when I don't drive.