Quality Inn — A well-rated budget motel with included breakfast. The Langham Chicago — If you are looking to start your Route 66 off with a luxury stay before hitting the road, you have loads of choices in Chicago.
The town of Lincoln, named after the former U. Stanton benefited from its proximity to Meramec Caverns, and a number of tourist related shops, attractions, and services sprung up here during the Route 66 era.
There is a historical museum in the restored old train depot but it has very limited hours. Most people do not have a full month to travel so we based our itinerary on the fact that 2 weeks is probably what would work for most travelers.
Dating fromit started out as a cabin court hotel and is now a full service restaurant and bar. However, if you live far from the starting or ending point e.
Route 66 is not signed in most places so you will need to use a guide if you want to stay on it. Ethnic food options can also be limited outside of the larger cities.
Some people drive Route 66 to escape the cities and want to avoid the big cities along the route and focus on the smaller cities and towns. It just may take some time! You just need to start reading from the end. The famous mile-long bridge was a Route 66 landmark for decades with its 22 degree turn as it carried traffic over the mighty Mississippi.
Choose this route if you want to make a small detour to visit the Six Flags St.
Dining Recommendations There are a LOT of restaurants along this stretch of Route 66 that date back to the Route 66 era, have a Route 66 or retro theme, or have been strong Route 66 supporters.
If you want suggestions, just ask us in the Comments section at the end of this itinerary. Note that some places take cash only, so it is always a good idea to keep some money on you.
Travelodge Chicago — A safe bet for a good-value stay that is located near the starting point of Route This restaurant has been around since and in its current location since ! I would not make a significant detour to visit a particular place without checking out opening times and hours beforehand.
Check out these local campsite options. Pre alignment via Des Peres and Ellisville: Open for breakfast and lunch.
But a better way if you are short on time would be to just choose to explore a section of Route 66 based on your interests and explore that section at a more leisurely pace. The first occurs as you leave Springfield where you can choose to drive the alignment or the post alignment of historic Route Check out this informative Route 66 website for the latest news about businesses and happenings along the route.
Big City Avoider Tips If you are wanting to avoid big cities on your trip, you might want to skip Chicago and some of its urban and suburban sprawl. Lodging Recommendations from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL Our suggested itinerary takes you to Springfield today, but we know many people will be wanting to spend at least one night in Chicago so we start with some recommendations for Chicago.
Knowing that you have some place to each night when you arrive in a town can make the trip a bit less stressful. Here are accommodation options we recommend checking out near the starting point for Route You can also get ice cream and sandwiches at the adjacent Twistee Treat diner. Lunch menu is more simple with reasonable prices, dinner is more formal.
The mileage is approximate and not exact given the nature of the route and the different alignments. Probably the favorite Route 66 destination is Ted Drewes Frozen Custard stand seasonal which is definitely worth a stop!Route 66 is the ultimate American road trip and we've put together a comprehensive 2 week Route 66 itinerary to help drivers navigate this historic route.
The detailed day-by-day Route 66 itinerary covers all the basic details (mileage, general route) and sightseeing highlights along the 2, mile route. We cover quirky Route 66 roadside attractions. Ecological Footprint Calculator.
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