we are planning on visiting the midwest next september and are not sure where to go or what are a must to visit. We have made a rough plan, but it might just sound crazy to experts.
We are in our 50's, early retirees and are very flexible on when and where to travell.
We like to visit major cities(we like to stay in subs, and take public transport. into downtown), and connect them by driving the scenic route (if worth while); maybe drive through some wooded area's.
We like to stroll in shoppingstreets, grab a bite from a streetcar, we like an occasional mall, and love some moderate hikes or just enjoy nature.
We are not that interested in museums, fancy dining, amusementparks, American sports...sorry. We're soccer-fans...
This our 5th roadtrip in the Us, so we are aware of some basic rules.
Plan: Fly to Chicago or Minneapolis stay in either city for 3-4 days, pick up the car and drive the scenic route to Minneapolis(when starting in Chicago or v.v.).
Next to St.Louis(what's interesting between Minneapolis and St.Louis??).
Then up into Michigan (Ann Harbor, Grand Rapids and back to Chicago or Minneapolis.
As said, just a rough planning by looking on google maps.
I know it involves a bit of driving, but last year we covered 5000 miles cruising the south, just to give you an idea.
All suggestions are welcomed!!
Please don't hesitate if you think you have an interesting route for us!!!