For some reason, I have spent much of this past week VACATION DREAMING! I haven't been dreaming of the extravagant vacations that will cost a substantial amount of money to save for (Example: Hawaii, Australia, Alaska Cruise, etc). But I have been dreaming about the more "doable" vacations in which we could do 1-2 per summer, depending.
Today I'm going to share 3 places I'm dreaming of going on vacation! They won't be happening this summer, but I am hoping some of them can happen next summer and/or fall.
1. Cape Cod. (7 hour drive) My wanderlust for Cape Cod began when I was researching a New England trip.
The reason I was researching New England was because I needed to find a reason to get Paul to go to the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast with me. (I don't want to stay overnight, I just want to tour the house. I would stay overnight but I'd have to share a bathroom with strangers. No thank you!)
The more I researched Cape Cod, (this site was helpful!) the more I realized that we could easily spend about four nights there and just make it a stand alone vacation.
My big idea is to do this next summer for our 10th wedding anniversary. I think Cape Cod would be relaxing and we could stay at a resort that's a little nicer than we're used to. I think that would be very special! This is my first choice to stay but it's A LOT out of our price range. This is a place that I think would be more affordable. I was thinking we could spend two nights somewhere fancy like that and then two nights wherever. Still pondering that one...
2. The Great Smoky Mountains. (8 hour drive) How did I not know about the Great Smoky Mountains? When I googled "Best Places to Visit in North Carolina", I found this article and discovered so many cool places in the Great Smokies.
I would love to do this next summer and maybe stay for just 3 nights. This wouldn't be an expensive vacation since we'd be driving and doing a lot of outside/nature stuff that would be fairly inexpensive. Plus we can stay at a cheap hotel somewhere.
3. Charlottesville, VA. (3 hour 40 minute drive) I went to Charlottesville once, but it was right after I graduated high school. Paul has family there, I know there is a cute downtown area, lots of wineries, cute bed and breakfasts, and also Monticello. I really want to tour Monticello. Luray Caverns is also nearby, which someone recommended to me.
I know I only listed 3 places... is there anywhere else you think is worth looking into that is a 10 hour drive or less? (I'm in Central PA)Have you been to any of these places?