Inexpensive vacation destinations

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
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I'm stuck on Myrtle Beach because 1) I love it there; and 2) hotels are very reasonable. So where are some other cool places where prices are comparable? I did a Google search for affordable vacation ideas and all those stupid sites seem to think that $300/night is a reasonable hotel room. :lol:

To give you an idea, the place I stay in MB is an oceanfront suite with full kitchen and balcony, gorgeous hotel right on the boardwalk and convenient to pretty much everything. Off-season it's around $80/night and peak season is still under $150.

So what else within a reasonable driving distance is similar to that kind of deal? I want to go somewhere new.
 

DQ2B

Active Member
Well, it's not within driving distance but I just took a five day cruise from Miami. Cruise was $330, airfare was $202 round trip. Thought that was a darn good deal.
 

Bird Dog

Bird Dog
PREMO Member
I'm stuck on Myrtle Beach because 1) I love it there; and 2) hotels are very reasonable. So where are some other cool places where prices are comparable? I did a Google search for affordable vacation ideas and all those stupid sites seem to think that $300/night is a reasonable hotel room. :lol:

To give you an idea, the place I stay in MB is an oceanfront suite with full kitchen and balcony, gorgeous hotel right on the boardwalk and convenient to pretty much everything. Off-season it's around $80/night and peak season is still under $150.

So what else within a reasonable driving distance is similar to that kind of deal? I want to go somewhere new.
Florida Keys, just stay away from Key West.
 

GoodnessME

Member
I'm stuck on Myrtle Beach because 1) I love it there; and 2) hotels are very reasonable. So where are some other cool places where prices are comparable? I did a Google search for affordable vacation ideas and all those stupid sites seem to think that $300/night is a reasonable hotel room. :lol:

To give you an idea, the place I stay in MB is an oceanfront suite with full kitchen and balcony, gorgeous hotel right on the boardwalk and convenient to pretty much everything. Off-season it's around $80/night and peak season is still under $150.

So what else within a reasonable driving distance is similar to that kind of deal? I want to go somewhere new.
I have a timeshare for 3 bedrooms/3bathroom 5 star resort in Kissimmee (sp) Fla. I will rent to you for $1000 for 7 nights Columbus Day Week in October.....
 

Hessian

Well-Known Member
Look up the town of "Oriental" NC...about 25 min from New Bern. You feel like you walked into Solomons 40 years ago.
Well kept, town theatre, Unique stores in Victorian charm, just a few amusing restaurants. We stay at a waterfront lodge...90.00/night
Day trip to New Bern for lots of Great things to see/do. NO CROWDS.
 

Dakota

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Look up the town of "Oriental" NC...about 25 min from New Bern. You feel like you walked into Solomons 40 years ago.
Well kept, town theatre, Unique stores in Victorian charm, just a few amusing restaurants. We stay at a waterfront lodge...90.00/night
Day trip to New Bern for lots of Great things to see/do. NO CROWDS.

I just booked a trip to OBX but had I seen this beforehand, I might have considered and even chosen Oriental, NC. The sail boats are very appealing.

This is actually a good thread. I am doing something out of my norm this year and taking my youngest (soon to be 16) on a trip somewhere, just haven't decided yet, where?? I have accumulated a considerable amount of leave and thought I would be using it this month to have my kidney removed (it hasn't worked since I was 8 or 9 years old which I mentioned in another thread) but after several consults with specialist I have opted to keep it. :diva: So... I wanna take a trip but my husband doesn't nor cannot take any other time off than what he planned to take to go to OBX. His office is in dire straights being so short-handed with numerous retirements and reshuffling.

So far we have thought of Gettysburg or Williamsburg. He is NOT into amusement parks but loves the beach, history and technology.... so I'm open for suggestions also.

And like Vrai... I'm not looking to pay a crap load for a hotel/motel either. I just want a clean place to sleep and shower. They don't have to provide me a coffee pot either. I'll bring my own.
 

getbent

Thats how them b*tch's R
I just booked a trip to OBX but had I seen this beforehand, I might have considered and even chosen Oriental, NC. The sail boats are very appealing.

This is actually a good thread. I am doing something out of my norm this year and taking my youngest (soon to be 16) on a trip somewhere, just haven't decided yet, where?? I have accumulated a considerable amount of leave and thought I would be using it this month to have my kidney removed (it hasn't worked since I was 8 or 9 years old which I mentioned in another thread) but after several consults with specialist I have opted to keep it. :diva: So... I wanna take a trip but my husband doesn't nor cannot take any other time off than what he planned to take to go to OBX. His office is in dire straights being so short-handed with numerous retirements and reshuffling.

So far we have thought of Gettysburg or Williamsburg. He is NOT into amusement parks but loves the beach, history and technology.... so I'm open for suggestions also.

And like Vrai... I'm not looking to pay a crap load for a hotel/motel either. I just want a clean place to sleep and shower. They don't have to provide me a coffee pot either. I'll bring my own.
My kids love amusement parks. They'd spend an entire vacation at one. Not me, one day and I'm good. I like beaches, warm water, renting some bicycles to cruies around on, maybe a little fishing, some shopping, snorkeling and some sightseeing.
 

migtig

aka Mrs. Giant
We love to go to Winchester VA. Apple picking, wineries, historic battlefields, a funky downtown, museums, fine dining, comfort food, shopping, and basically something for everybody. We stay right outside the town proper, with our dogs, for a nominal cost in room with a kitchen. We hit the wineries for wine tastings (and every one so far has allowed our dogs to come too), the farmer's market, go into the "city" and visit stores we don't have locally, and got to the historic downtown for free entertainment, good food and all kinds of original dining, drinking and shops (which are dog friendly as well and have outdoor seating).
Oh and most importantly, they have a Waffle House. :biggrin:
 

RoseRed

American Beauty
PREMO Member
I need a vacation this summer. I went to California twice last year, but not all for fun.
 

tuffenuff2

Member
We just got back from a weekend trip to Atlanta to do the Walking Dead tours. It was great. There is so much to see and do in Atlanta. Very reasonable hotel prices for the downtown area. A long drive for two nights but well worth it. Might be an idea for a sixteen year old- or anybody since I'm in my forties.
 
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