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Old 09-23-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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what are the best interstates for a road trip in america???

im used to the i-95 since i live in nyc. with the i-95 i get to see providence, boston, the majori cities of CT, nyc, northern nj, philly, baltimore, dc, parts of the carolinas, virginia, and then all the cities in southern florida.

i would say that the i-95 is the best butttt i have no clear knowledge of the interstates that go cross-country to the west.

so which interstate is the best for a road trip??
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I personally like I-40. I-70 is also a good choice as it goes through the heart of the Rockies. Those are probably my top suggestions if you really want to take a cross-country trip and experience the changing terrain/culture/lifestyles. I-10 is good too but since it follows the Gulf Coast its mostly uniform in the eastern half of the country and in the western half goes South of the majestic scenery of the Rockies.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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I personally like I-40. I-70 is also a good choice as it goes through the heart of the Rockies. Those are probably my top suggestions if you really want to take a cross-country trip and experience the changing terrain/culture/lifestyles. I-10 is good too but since it follows the Gulf Coast its mostly uniform in the eastern half of the country and in the western half goes South of the majestic scenery of the Rockies.
impressive, are their any specific interstates that past through major cities as your going west?
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: NYC/D.C.
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impressive, are their any specific interstates that past through major cities as your going west?
I-10 passes through Mobile, Baton Rouge, Houston, San Antonio, Elpaso, Tucson, Phoenix, and into the heart of LA.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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I-10 passes through Mobile, Baton Rouge, Houston, San Antonio, Elpaso, Tucson, Phoenix, and into the heart of LA.
thats all i need to know, ill def take a road trip down their.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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impressive, are their any specific interstates that past through major cities as your going west?
I-40 hits Raleigh/Durham, Asheville, NC, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Albuquerque, then is pretty remote through Arizona (though this is one of the most scenic stretches) until it intersects with I-15 in Barstow, CA. From there, you take I-15 into Los Angeles.

I-70 begins in Baltimore and will take you through Pittsburgh, Columbus OH, Dayton OH, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Denver before becoming scenic and remote in the Rockies and terminating in central Utah.

If you want to do a Gulf Coast trip, I-10 is nice. It passes through New Orleans and Houston, both of which are the most interesting Gulf Coast cities. If you are looking for natural scenery though it is considerably less scenic than I-40 and I-70.

If I was planning this trip, I would take I-40 or I-70 going out west and then take I-10 coming back. That way, you get a feel for the interior of the country as well as the Gulf Coast and desert Southwest.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I-15, I-5, I-25 or I-95

I-70 is cool but once your east of Denver i would stop at the Denver airport, fly to Pittsburgh and continue the road trip from there lol.

I can do I-10 between Los Angeles and New Orleans that would be awesome because i love the desert scenery and the high speed limits in west Texas.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Generally -70 works pretty well. It can be very boring from Kansas City to Denver. Gets very interesting again from Denver to I-15.

I usually take I-70 to St. Louis, then I-44 to I-40 into CA
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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I-81 is my favorite beats the heck out of 95
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: NYC/D.C.
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I-15, I-5, I-25 or I-95

I-70 is cool but once your east of Denver i would stop at the Denver airport, fly to Pittsburgh and continue the road trip from there lol.

I can do I-10 between Los Angeles and New Orleans that would be awesome because i love the desert scenery and the high speed limits in west Texas.
Lol. In west Texas, on I-10, the speed limit was 80 but most of the cars (including myself) went 90 because there were no police or troopers around. I even saw som cars racing.
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