We are going on our first long distance driving trip (family of 5) from Philly to Sarasota. Mapquests calulates the trip at approximately 1,135 miles with a driving time of 17-18 hours. I am figuring about 20 hours. We will leave on a Friday and arrive Saturday.
Where along the route should we consider stopping for the night? I'd rather put more time in the first day, so that that we have time to relax and enjoy the rental house on Saturday.
Thoughts on a safe place to stay?