Where would you go on vacation?

Where would you go on vacation?

LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
Alright guys—I'm looking for ideas. I want to take my daughter on a fairly short vacation 3-4 days max, somewhere in the U.S.

She's just a hair too old for Disneyworld (her opinion, not mine) and Washington, D.C. is boring (again, her opinion, not mine).

This will be a surprise trip that will be taken in proximity to her birthday (late November) so a beachy destination isn't out of the question, but I'd like there to be more to do than just lounge on the beach.

Where would you go on vacation if your kid was not quite a child anymore but nowhere close to adulthood?
08/17/2010
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Andromeda Andromeda
LAKE TAHOE! Well that's a favorite of mine, at least. I tend to enjoy places in California the most (is she nature-y? Visit the redwoods! City girl? San Fransisco and LA have lots to offer, though don't actually stay in the city lol Santa Barbara is fun for the beach and is in good proximity to sight seeing).

Although.... does she realize that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park is now open in Orlando, Florida? :O Take me with you? :p
08/17/2010
B8trDude B8trDude
A short 3-4 cruise - there's always a lot to do on board!
08/17/2010
Andromeda Andromeda
Also, I think it should be pointed out to your daughter that one is NEVER too old to enjoy Disneyworld/Disneyland .
08/17/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
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Originally posted by Andromeda
LAKE TAHOE! Well that's a favorite of mine, at least. I tend to enjoy places in California the most (is she nature-y? Visit the redwoods! City girl? San Fransisco and LA have lots to offer, though don't actually stay in the city lol ...
OMFG--that's the first thing that sprung into my mind, too!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Lake Tahoe. We've gone every time we visit family in California. If you want a more private destination, though, try Lake Pyramid, which is nearby.
08/17/2010
Andromeda Andromeda
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Originally posted by Miss Cinnamon
OMFG--that's the first thing that sprung into my mind, too!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Lake Tahoe. We've gone every time we visit family in California. If you want a more private destination, though, try Lake Pyramid, which is nearby.
I'm in your mind, stealing your thoughts before you even think them!
08/17/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Has she ever been to Manhattan? There's so much to do, for pretty much every age group. The museums, central park, and just walking around are all great to do in the fall.
08/17/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
Has she ever been to Manhattan? There's so much to do, for pretty much every age group. The museums, central park, and just walking around are all great to do in the fall.
We have a tween and that is where she said she wanted to go, if we could.
08/17/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Alright guys—I'm looking for ideas. I want to take my daughter on a fairly short vacation 3-4 days max, somewhere in the U.S.

She's just a hair too old for Disneyworld (her opinion, not mine) and Washington, D.C. is boring (again, her ...
I LOVE DC, but your kid doesn't like it. What about a Mini Trip to Wisconsin? You can see the stuff at the Dells, the water parks (they have indoor ones) and stores and go to House On the Rock, which is FANTASTIC and all that stuff. We've done that when we don't have a lot of time or money for a full vacation.
08/17/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
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Originally posted by PassionQT
We have a tween and that is where she said she wanted to go, if we could.
I grew up and live about 45 minutes away, visit as often as I can, and still am not tired of it and still haven't seen all there is to see
08/17/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Space Coast Florida - still warm in November, there are beaches, ocean cruises, and Kennedy Space Center if she likes space stuff. We also have Merritt Square Mall, Melbourne Square Mall, and the Avenue Viera. The area is very safe and easy to drive around in - although you'll have to fly in to Orlando and then drive over, but it's only 45 minutes east. The hotels on the beach are quite affordable, and there are spa services beachside. Cocoa Beach also has Ron Jon's Surf Shop, which is an experience in itself.
08/17/2010
Waterfall Waterfall
If she likes cities, and has never been to New York, then NYC is always a good place to find lots of things to do. Just depends on her preferences...
LOL I still LOVE disney and I'm going to be 22
08/17/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
Lake Tahoe! I love Tahoe and didn't even think if it... NYC is a good choice too, tons to do, museums, food, theater...

Great suggestions guys, from everybody... thanks!
08/17/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Lake Tahoe! I love Tahoe and didn't even think if it... NYC is a good choice too, tons to do, museums, food, theater...

Great suggestions guys, from everybody... thanks!
Glad we could help. If you do pick NYC and you haven't been there before and need some recommendations, please feel free to contact me, I spend a lot of time there
08/18/2010
lamira lamira
I would love to visit Croatia and Bosnia next.
10/25/2010
TechyDad TechyDad
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Alright guys—I'm looking for ideas. I want to take my daughter on a fairly short vacation 3-4 days max, somewhere in the U.S.

She's just a hair too old for Disneyworld (her opinion, not mine) and Washington, D.C. is boring (again, her ...
First of all, I've got to agree with the others who have said that nobody is ever too old for Disney World. I'm 35 and I'm not too old! Sure, she might not be going on the Winnie the Pooh ride and waiting in line for Mickey Mouse's autograph, but she can enjoy the Animal Kingdom, rides such as the Rock 'N Rollercoaster and Tower of Terror, and many of the shows.

I'd also agree that New York City is a great destination. I was there recently (went for BlogHer) and wished I could have seen more of the city.
10/25/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
I agree with the short 3-4 day cruise, she'd love it I bet! There is tons to do on a ship and it's like going to a whole bunch of different places all in one.
10/25/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
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Originally posted by TechyDad
First of all, I've got to agree with the others who have said that nobody is ever too old for Disney World. I'm 35 and I'm not too old! Sure, she might not be going on the Winnie the Pooh ride and waiting in line for Mickey Mouse's ...
At $100 per person per day - Disneyland is soooo over priced.

Laurel - your daughter's a smart girl! Take her to Tahoe, Manhattan, a cruise - anything by an over-priced not-so-magic kingdom!
10/26/2010
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