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Old 02-09-2020, 12:00 PM
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We are looking for suggestions for somewhere to vacation. Weíd like more of a vacation than a road trip - weíd like to go to a place and enjoy what it has to offer. Contiguous U.S. so itís drivable! Thank you for your suggestions!


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Montana?
Old 02-09-2020, 12:04 PM
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My DH and I took a trip to Yellowstone this past September. While I wouldn't suggest Yellowstone in the summer due to the crowds, maybe there's somewhere less crowded where you'd still get the Big Sky feeling. I don't know anything about Montana, really, it might be something to check out. Wyoming and Idaho, too. I'd like to visit those states.
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So many to chose from!
Old 02-09-2020, 12:05 PM
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Grand Canyon
Niagara Falls
Yellowstone
Redwood Forest
New Orleans
Williamsburg
Washington DC
Boston
Chicago
New York City
San Francisco
Los Angeles
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Old 02-09-2020, 12:08 PM
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More info please
One of my favorite things is planning and researching for our vacations.
Here's a few answers to help:
Where are you and how far would you want to go?
How long?
Fly or drive?
Things you like to do on vacation (outdoors, r & r, history, foodies, places to stay, etc.)?
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Tybee Island and Savannah, GA
Old 02-09-2020, 12:12 PM
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We like Tybee Island. It's called Savannah's beach because it is so close to the city. The beaches are free and you can walk to most of the places on the island if you stay in the middle. We did a dolphin boat tour, and we stopped at Fort Pulaski, a national historic site which was very interesting. There also is a small aquarium and a lighthouse.

Savannah, GA also is a very interesting city. Lots to see and do there. You also are not far from Hilton Head or even Charleston.

And another place to consider is the Smoky Mountains. We enjoyed Bryson City on the NC side which offers a fabulous scenic railroad and some trails to waterfalls that are not too strenuous, and Cherokee, NC has a couple of wonderful Native American museums and the best outdoor drama in the summer I have ever seen about The Trail of Tears. On the TN side of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park (a must see on its own), there is the Titanic Museum, a walkway with a glass bottom, shows, Dollywood and lots of shopping. We love it there. You also are not far from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. That is fabulous.


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Old 02-09-2020, 01:14 PM
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Got a great list going so far, but to add more info, as asked:
It needs to be drivable. We like the road trip aspect on the way to and from some place, just donít want it ALL to be on the road.

We will drive anywhere - we are in the Midwest, and being smack dab in the middle of the country means everything is sort of equidistant to us.

We will do most anything that isnít flat out dare devilish (no skydiving for example).
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Yes to Montana
Old 02-09-2020, 01:31 PM
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We went to Whitefish, Montana July 2018 with another couple. Flew into Kalispell. Rented a car. Whitefish is a beautiful little town. We actually stayed up on the mountain in a condo. Rode ski lifts up for beautiful views. We did tours of Glacier National Park, did a float trip on the river (and I do mean float, as tour guide did all the actual work), and a boat tour on McDonald Lake. There were about 5 different boat trips you could choose from on lakes in Glacier. Theres a beautiful old inn in Glacier. They say itís booked out a year in advance. Attached is open air bus we did tour on. So much history even about the Red Buses. We had a wonderful time. Even saw a bear in the middle of the road. Our friends had skid there several times and never seen it in the summer. We donít do COLD. Lol
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:44 PM
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One of my favorite places is Kiawah Island, South Carolina. It is natural, so no jet skis or things like that. But there are great tours to take with naturalists and river kayaking and biking. We have rented a condo and stayed in the hotel. Itís pricey. Thereís another island close by called Seabrook and it is more touristy and a little less expensive. We drove once from Chicago. It is about 30 miles from Charleston which is beautiful. Lots of history, plantations and great food.
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:58 PM
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How about Bar Harbor, Maine? Lots of outdoor activities--hiking, biking, kayaking, whale watching. And you could include a couple days in Boston coming or going--great museums and interesting historical sites.
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Old 02-09-2020, 02:11 PM
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A friend took a trip to Glacier National Park and I loved her photos! It's on my must-do travel list.


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Old 02-09-2020, 02:24 PM
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TAOEP beat me to it! You've had lovely suggestions so far but I have to say that I love midCoast Maine, from (say) Saco/Old Orchard Beach to Bar Harbor and everywhere in between. Relaxed pace, lots to do from good dining and fine museums to hiking and time on the water.
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Old 02-09-2020, 02:37 PM
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We have loved:
Savannah, Georgia
Glacier National Park
Yellowstone and the Tetons
Bar Harbor, Maine
Charleston, SC
The Smoky Mountains
Washington DC
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Old 02-09-2020, 03:10 PM
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Last summer I went to Yosemite and it was amazing.
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