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Discussion in 'Travel' started by coolerking, May 15, 2013.

  1. coolerking

    coolerking Loaded Pockets

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    Right, min and my wife's 30th is fast approaching and we decided that we want to go away to celebrate the occasion as our birthdays are exactly 2 weeks apart.
    Why I am posting this here is, I need help! I need a destination.
    We have a two year old, she will be almost 3 by the time we go away and this is a big concideration. I would like to go to America/Canada, both for different reasons but we will need to entertain a small child..........


    So....... ;)
     
  2. indigo_wolf

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    What type of activities do you and your wife enjoy?

    ATB,
    Sam
     
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  3. coolerking

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    Good question....
    We like the normal 'sight seeing' kind of stuff, history and what not but need to be able to keep a young gun entertained. I more of an outdoors kind of guy than the mrs is but she perseveres. ;)
     
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    Disney world would entertain your child, but the waiting lines will probably drive you insane!:banghead:

    Branson, Missouri is pretty fun they've got amusement parks for kids, good fishing, great places to backpack, Shows (concerts, plays, etc...), ziplining, shopping, and pretty darn good weather. Also they have a knife shop and a Bass pro shop on the Branson landing
     
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  5. coolerking

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    I don't really fancy Disney, not yet anyway, not really my scene but I'd leave it till the little one was a little older so she could appreciate it.

    That's the sort of info I'm after, actual places I can go to.
    We looked at Boston, San Fransco and Toronto were places I was interested in as city's.
     
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    Boston is great lots of history (nowhere near as old as UK or Europe though) great childrens museum right downtown excellent science museum and aquarium good shopping and food! If you were looking for beach head down to Cape Cod - about 40 miles but with traffic can be a three hour drive, excellent beaches and relaxing. Its been 8 or 9 years since I was in san Francisco - personally did not like San Francisco - very aggressive homeless, however Napa and parts outside were great. Any interest in staying in Europe went to a gite in Normandy last summer with our twins who were almost three at the time and had a great time! Shoot me a PM if ypu want more info or suggestions

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  7. coolerking

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    Cheers for the info there, Boston still sounds good to me. ;)
    We had mentioned a villa in Corfu and a gite in France, but we've done both before, that's really the only reason that's putting us off doing anything like that.
    But, it's not totally dismissed.
     
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    Niagara falls. Lots of history. A wonder of the world. The Canadian side has the best view of the falls and a more tourist build up. Lots of stuff to do and see. Make sure to see the falls from goat island on the USA side though. Nothing like being that close, our even out in the rocks at the bottom. Some of the stuff you might have to pass on with your daughter (like the cave of the winds our the jet boat ride in the gorge) but there really is a lot to do. There is a big bird zoo, and a butterfly garden nearby. And 3 casinos.and....and.....well really too much stuff to list lol
     
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    You know, never actually thought of the falls even though its one of the places I've always wanted to visit. Now there's an idea.
     
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    Chicago has plenty to do. Ballgames, museums, zoo, parks, shopping, lots of sight seeing oppritunities. Close to other major metro areas as well.
     
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    Come to Maine!!! If you want to hit up Bean Town you could just drive there in 2 hours! Lots of greet history and scenery here. Plus beaches! Tons of outdoorsy stuff too. They call it Vacationland for a reason!
     
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    New York's Adirondack mountains has outdoor stuff hiking, swimming, camping, hunting, fishing blah blah. A six flags amusement park for the kiddie and a host of other smaller ones. History Fort Ticonderoga, Saratoga battlefield, Old Forge, glam at Lake George. You can even fine double pointed quartz diamonds called Herkimer Diamonds, and there are places to mine them for the day. And they are close enough to Canada you can hit there to!

    It is fairly cheap if you camp and don't stay in the tourist traps and I have lived and worked in the area for a long time. The Adirondacks have a life and attitude you won't find any place else.
     
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    Quebec City and Montreal are worth the trip up if you head to the Eastern US. We are about two weeks into spring here where I am and all the tree's and flowers are blooming. Good mix of history, shopping, eating, sight seeing and outdoor activities in those places.
     
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    About two years ago I spent a week in Madrid with my wife and then one year old son. Only needed transportation to and from the airport. Everything was in walking distance. Great history and places to entertain my son. For you Madrid would be an easier trip. In the USA, I would suggest the big cities as mentioned. If you were planing on driving places you could do NYC and Boston in the same trip as well as the Jersey shore.
     
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    Assuming that you can obtain airline fare for a reasonable price, I would recommend going somewhere different from New England - it's not that dissimilar from Old England. If I were in your shoes, I would aim for a more exotic landscape.

    Gulf Coast
    Florida, especially the Florida Keys, is a different climate and landscape. You can also visit the Everglades. Gulf Shores, AL would offer a more economic destination, but it's pretty much all about the beach.

    California
    I went to San Diego last year and seriously considered trying to move there! The weather was amazing while we were there and I really enjoyed the change in scenery. You have several beaches to choose from, a world-class zoo, the Temecula wine country to the north, a beautiful drive up "Highway One", etc.

    Grand Canyon
    It's one of the natural wonders, not just of the US, but of the world. You would likely need to fly into Las Vegas to get there, but it has some attractions of its own, such as shows and shopping. Sedona, AZ is not far from the Grand Canyon, and offers many attractions of its own.
     
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