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Where's a good place to go on vacation in the U.S.?

Asked by blaksquid (71points) May 18th, 2009

I’m looking for a cool place to go to here in the U.S. by myself for the first time ever. I can’t remember the last time I ever went on vacation. I’m going through a painfull divorce and I know I need to go somewhere where I can get my mind off of all the b.s. . Any suggestions?

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Les's avatar

Well, where do you live and how far do you want to travel? That could help us out a lot.

gailcalled's avatar

And do you want urban excitement, food, buzz, music, shows, tall buildings, taxis, crowds, noise and pollution;

Or, mountains, oceans, beaches, lakes, parks, national monuments (SW Indian ruins), Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountains, etc.

casheroo's avatar

Are you looking for a serene place like a lake by the mountains? Or to a nice beach? Looking for activities to do, or just sit around? I think we need more details.

blaksquid's avatar

well i’m really open. i don’t really care about meeting other singles. i just want a place where i can veg out and relax.

gailcalled's avatar

@blaksquid: This is a large country; give us some more help. Where are you coming from? What is your budget?

You can veg out at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC or on the coast of Maine, for example.

blaksquid's avatar

coming from texas. my budget is around $1,000.00.

redstripe11's avatar

A good way to go if you’re looking to get away, is to find a state park with cabin rentals. I live in North Carolina, and there are 2 here, Morrow Mountain and Hanging Rock. Both are very beautiful. Hanging Rock has more mountain activities and more scenic views, but Morrow Mountain has more water-related activities. Both will run you around $400 or so for a weekly cabin rental. Good if you like hiking, canoeing or just vegging for awhile.

I’m sure you could probably find something similar in other state parks in other states.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I understand the coastal regions of the Carolinas are very nice. New York City is very expensive, so you may not want to go there. Chicago’s a big city with lots to do and a beautiful lakefront with sandy beaches, but since it’s in the Midwest, it’s not as expensive as the big cities on either coast.

crisw's avatar

I second redstripe!

We just came back from renting a US Forest Service cabin in Montana, and it was fantastic. You can find out more here.

Judi's avatar

Yosemite California is Beautiful. The Oregon Coast is awesome in the truest since of the word. And if you want Action, Disneyland or Vegas is where it’s at!!
It really depends on if you want to get away from it all or get into it all.
(Just saw your 10000 budget. Skip Disney or Vegas. How about driving over and camping at the Grand Canyon?

skfinkel's avatar

Check out the Pacific Northwest in the summer. It is gorgeous—and many different types of places to veg out. State parks galore, good cities, islands, lakes, mountains to climb, beaches to comb, all just wonderful in the summertime. If you write the Washington State tourism place you will get info on where to go and how much it will cost.

gailcalled's avatar

@Judi: $10,000 will get you a lot of vacation these days :-)

If you are driving, check out the National Monuments and scenic areas in New Mexico, Arizona and CO.

skfinkel's avatar

@gailcalled : I think it was $1,000—not $10,000.

Judi's avatar

To many 000000 sorry.

Dlucido13's avatar

Florence oregon is a beautiful vacation spot. The weather is beautiful and there is so much to do.

Judi's avatar

@Dlucido13 ; I was just there last weekend!

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