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  • Jeb answered:
    Ruth, you don't say how far north you're wanting to drive, but you can make it all the way to Canada and points north by making sure the Atlantic stays on your right, of course! The main route out of Myrtle Beach is U.S. Highway 17 (the "Coastal Highway"), which officially ends in Winchester, Virginia, merging with U.S. Highway 50. This road will take you up into North Carolina and past popular beach towns like Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Beach. You should also schedule a detour through Camp Lejeune, home of the U.S. Marine Corps as well as a surprisingly scenic strethc of roadway that connects with US-17 at the other end. From there continue on US-17 to pretty Beaufort. Here things get interesting, as you can opt to take the ferry over to Ocracoke and Cape Hatteras from Cedar Island. Follow the chain of barrier islands, the Outer Banks, up through Nags Head and Kitty Hawk. I could go on and on, as you veer away from US-17 and continue north into Virginia up the Eastern Shore. There's actually a really helpful website that pinpoints all the highlights of this itinerary from Jamie Jensen's "Road Trip USA" guidebook. Check it out here: http://www.roadtripusa.com/routes/atlanticcoast/atlanticcoast.html, then buy the guidebook for a really useful driving companion as you drive up the coast!
  • Crystal answered:
    Amtrak is very expensive. I would recommend renting a car. Since you are alone, you can get an eco car from Budget rent a car for super cheap. You can drop it off at a different location. Gas in America is much cheaper than Europe. It ranges around 3-4 US dollars per gallon. If you want a genuine American experience stay away from the big cities. Locals are very friendly. City people are generally rude and in a hurry. There are so many routes you could take. I would recommend seeing Florida's white sand beaches on the Gulf coast, Tennessee, Colorado Rocky Mountains (Particularly the west area of Colorado from Durango to Ouray on US hwy 550, also known as the million dollar highway), California's Giant Sequoia trees. Get a National Park Pass and look at all the national parks. Then visit the ones that interest you. Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park are also gorgeous. Personally I would avoid Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. Ugh.
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    ppmickey answered:
    If I were coming from the UK and wanting to experience the 4th of July, I would probably head for New York City, New York or Washington, D.C. I'm sure there are many other wonderful places, but New York City really knows how to hold celebrations. They have great fireworks displays and great New Year's Eve celebrations. T.here is probably more history in Washington, D.C. or Boston On a personal side, I no longer attend fireworks live, I prefer to watch them on television. Columbus, Ohio holds fireworks on the 4th of July along with activities for families all day long. Their fireworks are called, "Red, White and Boom". It all depends on whether you want the big city experience or would rather go to a small town for their celebrations. Smaller fireworks and a smaller town experience can be just as rewarding. If you are going with friends, go along with them, wherever they are going and share the experience. If you hate large crowds and heavy traffic, watch it on television and keep changing the channels to see what all is happening in different cities. I hope you have success in making your decision, and welcome to the USA.
  • Sheila answered:
    I have lived insouth Florida for 26 years. You should definately come down here to the land of eternal sunshine! Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Naples, Miami, we are waiting for you.....

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