One day trip from where you live?

Jun 6th, 2007, 03:16 PM
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From Roseville, CA my favorites are -
Tahoe
Yosemite (long day but doable)
San Francisco
Napa Valley - Silverado Trail
Healdsburg area
Bodega Bay/Jenner
Half Moon Bay/Moss Beach

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Jun 6th, 2007, 05:49 PM
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I'm with you _wanderer, except for the climbing part. The day trips are unlimited. Though I'm a hiker, not a climber.
I just wouldn't know how to download the coffee while dangling. Any thoughts?
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Jun 6th, 2007, 07:51 PM
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From San Jose:

Day Trip 1: Highway 17 over to Santa Cruz down Highway 1 to Carmel with a side trip to 17 Mile Drive.

Day Trip 2: Head east through the Gold Country to Sonora to visit the antique shops and have dinner in Jackson.

Day Trip 3: Head north over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. If the weather's nice, go to Mt. Tamalpais.

Day Trip 4: San Francisco for a day of shopping, eating, people watching, walking, etc.

Day Trip 5: Wine country drive to anywhere in Napa or Sonoma County. Take your pick - it's all good!!

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Jun 7th, 2007, 06:30 AM
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The Art Loeb Trail, from the Blue Ridge Parkway out into the Shining Rock Wilderness Area. From the summit of Shining Rock, you can hike along a three mile ridge to the top of Cold Mountain, then loop back to your car. Not the easiest hike in the world if you want to do it all in one day, but it is absolutely beautiful every step of the way. I've left before dawn and been home late that night.

http://www.northcarolinaoutdoors.com...iningrock.html

http://www.romanticasheville.com/col...ain_hiking.htm
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Jun 7th, 2007, 06:55 AM
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When our boys were young, we often packed a picnic lunch and just headed out for about 300 to 400 miles, have lunch, turn around and come back. We usually had the dog with us too.

They got to see and walk around, two dams, a fish hatchery, Jacksonville Zoo, Rivers, Bridges and National Parks and Forrests. We also managed to squeeze in a trip to the Okeefanookee(sp?) swamp. Didn't take the dog to the swamp, she wouldn't like the 'gators!
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Jun 7th, 2007, 09:44 AM
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Living in Manhattan there are tons of great day trips in all directions.

In the summer just head to Jones Beach - one of the most beautiful in the world. Also great in the off season - we've even seen seals basking on the sand. As well as the obvious Hamptons, wineries, colonical towns, Old Bethpage Restoration, Teddy Rossevelt.s house at Sagamore hill, Westbury Gardens and the Flight Museum (LI was a center of early avaiation).

If you head up the Hudson you have Bear Mountain State Park, US Military Academy at West Point, FDR's house at Hyde Park, the Rockefeller Estate at Kykuit, Culinary Institute of America, several cute town for antiquing, and several Dutch pardoon houses in Tarrytown - and in the Bronx Wave Hill Mansion, one of the best zoos in the world and Van Cortlandt Park.
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Jun 7th, 2007, 10:36 AM
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I live in southern NH.

1. Boston
2. NH beaches
3. Mt. Monadnock
4. Maine beaches...York, Wells, Ogunquit
5. Portsmouth
6. Gloucester, Rockport
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Jun 7th, 2007, 10:44 AM
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Another region near me for day trips and overnighters is Marin county: Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Inverness and Point Reyes. Beautiful!
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