Best Vacation spots...

  1. I need a vacation. Can everyone please suggest the best weekend vacations they have been on and the best long vacations( a week or more).

    Include cheap vacations as well as more expensive ones and what it cost.

    TIA.

    Good places to go with kids would also be appreciated.
    Last edit by Lisa CCU RN on Oct 8, '06
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands is my absolutely favorite vacation spot. Pristine beaches, warm sand, friendly people....oooohhhhh!

    The Smokey Mountains are cool too (I see you live in TN). I live in central IL and Chicago is nice too if you like big cities.
  4. by   BabyRN2Be
    I really enjoy Colorado when we've been there on vacations. Recently we went to Pagosa Springs, just north of the NM state line. We went in April and there was still some snow around, and the hot springs were amazing! We'd go there every night. I'd get so relax that I'd just about fall asleep with my husband beside me. We took a day trip to go out to Mesa Verde to see the cliff dwellings. We'd love to go out there again.

    Of course, we also loved Disney World in Orlando, FL. In January we are doing a 2nd anniversary trip there. Needless to say, we are looking forward to that as well.

    Another spot for summertime and fall is Door County, WI. It's beautiful there. Right now the trees are beautiful, and it's still apple season. Lots of hiking, and biking opportunites, homemade candy stores. I loved it and I also hope we can go there as well!
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I liked the Smokey Mountains as well, the Gatlinburg area was surprisingly affordable. There are plenty of kid-friendly things to do there (kids and adults will love the Ripley's aquarium).
  6. by   gauge14iv
    Portland ,Maine is a little town that has a nice artsy New England feel with beautiful Fall foliage - but VERY cheap to stay, eat and entertain yourself in.
  7. by   gauge14iv
    Louisville Kentucky has Glassworks - where they blow, make staned glass, art glass and other glass things that are fun to watch, Mike Lennings on the River, the Louisville Slugger museum, a little farm in Indiana just across the river where they fry the biscuits and the kids can pet all of the farm animals, all kinds of quaint little shops, the paradise cafe, and some really beautiful bike trails.
  8. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from gauge14iv
    Portland ,Maine is a little town that has a nice artsy New England feel with beautiful Fall foliage - but VERY cheap to stay, eat and entertain yourself in.
    I was also thinking of Maine as well. Gorgeous scenery, beautiful leaves, and lobster rolls!! :spin: Mmmm...
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Maine is beautiful. If i were done with school, and could pick anywhere to live, Maine would be it.
  10. by   rninme
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    I was also thinking of Maine as well. Gorgeous scenery, beautiful leaves, and lobster rolls!! :spin: Mmmm...
    hehe...come on up!! Lots of beautiful places in Maine!!
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    how far do you want to go?

    how much do you want to spend?

    that would help you decide, considerably.

    GOOD LUCK!
  12. by   NursesRmofun
    I love the Bahamas (you can get a long weekend booking to most places)...and Mexico is a nice inexpensive choice too. Puerto Rico is great, but it is a little more expensive than it use to be. Have fun!
  13. by   DDRN4me
    my absolute favorite place is Key West.... there are some decently priced motels and beautiful beaches and sunsets...any more talk and i will cry....wishing i was there!!

    Cape Cod is also a nice spot.. Plymouth and its Harbor are gorgeous. I have also been to Portland Maine and it is a nice place too , very quaint and new england-y

    the white mountains in NH is nice too...as a matter of fact i am going there this weekend!

    Pm me for hotel ideas...dont know if i can post specifics here! Mary
  14. by   bethin
    Chicago is wonderful, but they don't call it the windy city for nothing. You want to get there before it gets cold because Chicago gets very very cold. From southeast Indiana, it takes me about 6 hours to get there. I've never had to stay in a hotel, I've always stayed with friends. Lots of museums, don't miss the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier and of course Michigan Ave. Airfare from TN should not be too expensive. If you want warm weather try Corpus Christy, TX. Great beaches.

    For a long vacation I loved South Korea. Airfare was $1000 roundtrip but once you get there things were very cheap. Hotel each night cost us between $40-60 US dollars. Koreans love American money. We took a river cruise, went to Seoul Tower (alot like the Space Needle), went out to the country to visit the little villages. Ate in a boat that was on land, went to the sea wall. Basically a 12' high wall that is about 5' wide that you walk on. One side is the ocean, other side is a highway. Just don't ever ever drink the water unless you've had all your shots. Hotel supplied bottled water. Don't worry about getting around, public transportation is cheap. We took a bus to Seoul for $2 and a 90 minute train ride (roundtrip) for $5. Souveniers are cheap too. Keep an open mind. Beverly Hills it isn't. It is different - different culture and people. We went when it wasn't very safe, N Korea had been doing some testing (not nuclear) and we stayed about 90 mins from the DMZ, but we never felt threatened. Koreans were walking around like nothing happened. I guess they are used to it. Gorgeous country, friendly people and would definitely go back.

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