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.
It seems that South Carolina would be a good point at which to stop for the day and stay overnight. 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 and upper scale place to stay? We'll be on I-295.