United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 BROTHER Printer 1866:201:6261 Installation CONTACT Brother …
  2. 2 Sjc Car Rental
  3. 3 Family winter holiday
  4. 4 Key Largo worth a day trip from Florida City/Miami area??
  5. 5 Is it safe to wear good jewelry in NYC?
  6. 6 Trip Report [email protected]
  7. 7 Kiwi girls going from Houston - Nashville
  8. 8 PNW & its grudge against the bumbershoot
  9. 9 Trip to Cali
  10. 10 Hawaii: Maui and Big Island questions
  11. 11 Grand Canyon trip from Breckenridge
  12. 12 10 Day California Vacation Advice
  13. 13 4 days in San Diego
  14. 14 Everglades en route from Ft Myers to Miami doable?
  15. 15 Should we go to Orlando if not interested in Disney World?
  16. 16 Please help - Hawaii itinerary - big island and Honolulu
  17. 17 Miami: Coconut Grove or Little Havana?
  18. 18 NY theater district restaurant
  19. 19 Need Help Picking a Neighborhood in Boston
  20. 20 Trip Report The Lincoln Highway, abridged: Nikki's road trip
  21. 21 Trip Report Not a Typical Trip Report
  22. 22 Christkindlmarket in Chicago
  23. 23 CAR TRIP FROM WI TO CA (in winter!!)
  24. 24 Minneapolis to Mount Rushmore (worth it?)
  25. 25 Quiet Restaurant in Minneapolis for a celebratory dinner with a deaf guest
View next 25 » Back to the top

Cheap Vacation suggestions

Jump to last reply

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.

36 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement