We are driving down from northern suburbs of Chicago in August. We have never been to Destin and are very excited! We are wondering what the roads/scenery are like once you get off I-65. We plan on using Baked's directions (exit at #114). Are the highways very populated? Any bad neighborhoods to avoid? Scenic? Horrible traffic? Just want to be prepared.
BTW, we are staying at the Hilton Sandestin so any input on the hotel would be appreciated.