Post by scrappinghappy on Jan 13, 2018 13:42:51 GMT
My dd is graduating high school at the end of May and I’d like to take her somewhere to celebrate. We’d like to go somewhere that suits us both. Neither of us want a cruise or a beach type vacation.
On our list so far... Niagra Falls or San Fransisco
we like to sightsee and do touristy things. She doesnt like museums, hiking or amusement parks (dh is taking her twin hiking in Bryce Canyon, then to CA to ride roller coasters) but does like shopping! I dont want to spend a vacation shopping though.
We’ve been to New York, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New Mexico and Orlando and she doesn't want to revisit any of those places.
So if you live somewhere awesome or have visited somewhere you think we should see too, please share.
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Yellowstone is my favorite place I've ever been! I'm not a camper/hiker, yet I still saw lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery from the vehicle. Depending on exactly when you'd be going, there may be lots of babies being born.
As much as I'm sick of visiting there, what about Gatlinburg, TN? It's got a good mix of nature (driving trails and walking trails), shopping (outlets in nearby Pigeon Forge), and pretty much anything else you could imagine (except beaches). The only thing is that a car is a requirement so if it's not within driving distance you'd have to rent a car.
Minneapolis/St. Paul? There are quite a few music festivals in the Twin Cities around June, the Minnesota Arboretum is gorgeous, and there's the Mall of America for your daughter to get her shopping fix (Many people don't find the MOA to be anything special, but it is kinda cool if you've never been there before and love shopping).
I forgot to add in my post about Ashville, NC. Stay at the Biltmore Inn. It is a beautiful hotel--more of a spa feeling than a normal hotel. And the service there is truly outstanding. We were there last September for my 80th Birthday Bash, and had a private Segway tour. It was soooo much fun.