United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Considering a vacation in Texas this year
  2. 2 Hamilton Broadway
  3. 3 Port Angelas -Vegas
  4. 4 Seafood In Cannon Beach
  5. 5 Sarasota, Florida, good value hotels
  6. 6 Florida Beach Hotel
  7. 7 Texas area with nature AND proximity to a city?
  8. 8 Savannah in st patrick's weekend?
  9. 9 Washington DC with kids
  10. 10 My road trip through southern US.
  11. 11 Late night eating in Kauai
  12. 12 Native and Natural Interests near the Grand Canyon
  13. 13 Road trip from North Carolina to Maine
  14. 14 Trip Report Florida Nature Trip
  15. 15 help from a true New Yorker.
  16. 16 4 days in wine country. Where should we stay?
  17. 17 Road trip through southern US states - must-see suggestions?
  18. 18 8 Days in Yellowstone/GTNP
  19. 19 Our House Has no Hot Tub - Where to Soak in Crested Butte
  20. 20 Help! Road Trip from Boulder to Oregon 2/2016
  21. 21 Safety Concerns
  22. 22 Bronx Help to visit hospital
  23. 23 Jul, Aug or Sept for California trip, which is preferable and why?
  24. 24 Alaska independent tour for group
  25. 25 Best 2 (or 3) Day Drive Between Phoenix & Palm Springs?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Two-week road trip from FL to AL, AR, OK (possibly MS and TN?)

Jump to last reply

Hello fellow Fodorites!

I'm planning a two week road trip from Florida to Oklahoma (I have to be there for a conference in mid-July) and back, with my girlfriend. While I know this email is very vague and I usually do a lot more research before posting, I thought I might just let you know some initial ideas I had about stops and possible sightseeing...and you can help me fill in the days with other ideas that I might not have considered, particularly if you know the states of Alabama, Arkansas, and Oklahoma well.

The route I was looking at is the one that takes me through Tallahassee, Montgomery, then taking a few day detour to hang out with a friend at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa (and go kayaking and hiking?), through Memphis, through Little Rock, and then Westward to OKC.

I am mostly interested in scenic views, hikes, waterfalls, camping (we will have our camping gear but will also stay in hotels as often as necessary), wildlife, bike trails (if we can rent bikes), kayaking, etc. I'm good with staying in lodges too, in the middle of wildnerness... I would also love to do random things like fruit picking, or something like that. Yes, I know it will be the middle of July, but maybe ??? I don't know.

I really don't need to even go through those major cities (except for a definite few days in Tuscaloosa). I'm pretty flexible about routes and stops and can even go past Oklahoma or head North a bit if there is something amazing I should check out.

I was thinking about also exploring this state park in AR:
http://www.petitjeanstatepark.com/

...and it was recommended to me that while I am in OKC, I can't miss the National Cowboy Museum! I know nothing about cowboys, but maybe it will blow my mind. I am not sure.
http://www.nationalcowboymuseum.org/info/planning/default.aspx

Thank you so much for your time and input. I am grateful.

10 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement