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For various complicated reasons we have 9 days off in July, no firm plans, and not a whole lot of money to spend. We live in Philadelphia, and are willing to drive, although obviously we need to figure in the cost of gas, and need to keep the drive within what can be done in one or two days with a single driver.

We don't want to go camping, and have seen a lot of the Eastern shore and Colonial Williamsburg in recent years. DH kind of wanted San Antonio, but we're just not making it work in terms of distance and cost, and I'm not thinking it's the best time of year to visit there. DS and I wanted to do a non-theme park Orlando vacation, which I can bring in around $100-$125 a day (figuring four days-or $400-$500 total plus gas), but DH claims to be tired of driving to Florida and says no theme parks is a tease.

We are two adults and a teenager,and food is always a big part of any budget. We are pretty easily amused, and especially like history. We also like nice hotels but are willing to be unfussy in search of a bargain as long as said bargain in clean, safe, and has a pool. We're not figuring that our budget will allow us to spend the whole time away, but we would like a night or two at least, and really do need to keep the whole thing, exclusive of gas, under $500.

Any ideas? What I think I really need is a touristy destination where competition keeps the cost of rooms and restaurants relatively low, but the only ones that come to my mind are Las Vegas and Orlando.

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