Research for our Road Trip
We are planning a long weekend road trip to Saint John, New Brunswick. I have been doing some research online for places to stop at along the way, things to do, where to stay etc. Here's the list I have going so far:Places to stop at along the way
Sista’s BBQ 154 Pleasant St Brunswick ME 04011
A1 Diner 3 Bridge St Gardiner ME
Maine Beer Company 525 US Route One Freeport, ME 04032
Sea Dog Brewing 26 Front St.Bangor, ME
Desert of Maine Only 2 miles off I-295 Take Exit 20, Turn West to Dead End 95 Desert Rd. Freeport, Me. 04032
Ft Williams Park 1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
In and around Saint John
Hilton Saint John/York Bistro 1 Market Square E2L4Z6
Decimal 81 81 Princess St
Splash 419 Rothesay Ave
British Pub 42 Princess St
East Coast 60 Prince William St
Big Tide Brewing 47 Princess St
Moosehead Brewing 89 Main St W
City Market King Square – 7-6, 7-5 closed Sundays
Fundy Trail 53 minutes from Saint John Follow Trans Canada Highway #1 East to exit 137A.Follow Route 111 east to St. Martins. The entrance gate is located approximately 10 km east of the Village of St. Martins
Hopewell Rocks 2 hours from Saint John Take Highway #1 past Sussex to Exit #211, then Route #114 through Fundy National Park to Hopewell Cape.
Carleton Martello Tower The site is located in West Saint John, New Brunswick. From Highway 1, eastbound traffic should take the Digby Ferry (Exit 120) before the toll bridge and follow the Parks Canada Beaver signs and Digby Ferry signs to Market Place. At the end of Market Place, turn right at St. John/Dufferin streets to Whipple. Watch closely for the Beaver signs. From Highway 1, westbound traffic takes the Digby Ferry (Exit 120) after the harbour toll bridge. Again, right at St. John/Dufferin streets to Whipple. Watch closely for the Beaver signs. 1 Market Square
We are considering a road trip and I stumbled across Roadtrippers website. You start by entering your starting city and your destination. Roadtrippers will show you the best route to take. From there you can include a variety of options to add to your trip. There are the basics; accommodations, dining, and shopping but there are also offbeat attractions, nature spots, photo ops, and so much more.
I also enjoyed playing around with the scenic drive feature for when you can't decide on a destination. Roadtrippers offers a variety of scenic drive trips all over the map. It's easy to zero in on a location and a enjoy a beautiful route.
The 2nd site I am intrigued about is Cayole Cruise. Cayole is dedicated to helping you book cruises with confidence. With minimal fuss you are able to look at cruise itineraries, dates, and prices. The site is easy to use however what I am most intrigued by is their pricing predictions algorithm. Based on a variety of information Cayole Cruise shows consumers their predictions on whether or not pricing of individual categories for each cruise will go up or down. I personally can't say whether or not the site is accurate as I just recently came across it but I definitely think it's a site to watch!
In Downtown Disney one of the first stops we make is at the Margarita Bar. It's wonderful to get a Patron Margarita or a Habanero Margarita and sit along the water and listen to music.
In Universal CityWalk we always stop in at Pat O'Brien's for a couple of Hurricane's.
For some beach time we like to head over to New Smyrna Beach. We stop in at the Publix on the way and pick up some subs and chips for lunch. We have also previously enjoyed Flagler Beach.
We haven't had the chance to try these next places but I have done some research for Orlando and as well as outside of Orlando. These seem to be some good choices:
The Ravenous Pig
Cask and Larder
Fogo de Chao