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Old 06-30-2017, 02:54 PM
 
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I am planning a road trip for the week of Thanksgiving to drive from NYC to South Florida. Can anyone advise on where a good stopping point would be for the night. I need to find a hotel that accepts dogs so I need to book a reservation. I only need the room to sleep not planning on doing any sight seeing so just a place to rest. Clean room though.


My plan so far:


Leave NYC around 6 am drive until 6/7 pm. Make some short rest stops to eat/gas/walk the dogs and stretch the legs. Usually after a few hours my butt starts to hurt and becomes numb.


I am not sure where that would leave me. I thought I can possible make it to NC or SC but not sure and have no idea about the city.


I would love some advice of those that have done the trip before. If I didn't have my dogs I would just stop when I felt tired at any hotel that had a vacancy but because of them I need to have a better plan.


Thanks
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:23 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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La Quinta is dog friendly with no pet fee. Go on their site and see what they have available in the area you want to stop and then check google street view for good places near the hotel to walk your dogs and also review sites to be sure it's a safe area.
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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While not south Florida, I drove from NYC to Pensacola in early 2016. Apart from stopping in DC for some food at my favorite restaurant, I kept driving until I got to Charlotte, where I visited a relative, before heading to another city in NC for another visit. While I didn't sleep during my visit with relatives, I wasn't driving for about 3 hours total. I probably didn't sleep until I got to South Carolina. While I didn't sleep in a hotel, I second Dogmama50's suggestion about La Quinta if there are any conveniently located along your route.
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Old 07-01-2017, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Clark's Inn and Restaurant in Santee SC is a good midway spot with good food, Lately they've been advertising that you eat with your dog at an outside table. I would call to clarify their policies since you have more than one dog. There are also many fast food options in the area. https://www.clarksinnandrestaurant.com/
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Old 07-01-2017, 02:52 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I am planning a road trip for the week of Thanksgiving to drive from NYC to South Florida.
Leave NYC around 6 am drive until 6/7 pm.

I would love some advice of those that have done the trip before.
Leave NYC after dinner drive S through Wash DC and call it a night.
(avoids the worst hours for the worst of NE traffic)

Get up the next morning and continue on. Map LINK
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:11 AM
 
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Expect a boat load of traffic that week. 95 and 295 in VA and 95 in NC will be packed
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:16 AM
 
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We used to stop in or near Brunswick Ga.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:24 AM
 
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Don't forget "South of the Border".
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:52 AM
 
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I just drive till i get tired then pull off at one of the many super exits and get a motel.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:54 AM
 
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Depends on how much driving you're comfortable with, I think you could prob go from NYC to NC in one day, then crash @ a hotel there and continue the drive the next day.
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