where to go??

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keops's picture
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where to go??

DH and I are talking summer trip (or spring) since we have to get tickets NOW for good deals...

if we didn't want to go back to the Grand Canyon area...

where would you recommend to go in the US to have hiking and OUTDOOR (no cities thank you), national park or state area... wild and NICE !!!!!

end of May or June would be our trip time

Lavender444's picture
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Have you been to Colorado? it's really quite lovely here! There is SO SO much to do here that is outdoors. Hiking, biking, rafting, camping. You can go waaay out there and not see another soul the entire time. Or, find areas that are closer to towns and have places that you can stop in for a dinner or lunch. Estes Park is a really popular location, As in Rocky Mountain National Park. Do you want to camp or stay in a hotel? Glenwood Springs is a nice mountain town with hot springs. Steamboat springs is also fantastic!

SoCaliLover's picture
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Hmmmm....

I loved Moab Utah area -- the Arches National Park area is amazing. I would second Colorado -- that was amazing the one time I have been through there.

If you are no on cities, that eliminates a lot. Adrienne spent a lot of time in New England a few years ago and she and her friend were very anti city but she loved it. Not exactly sure where. Have you ever been to the Southeast? The Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian mountains are beautiful.

I am more a city girl so thats about all I can suggest. LOL

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I third the vote for Colorado - its beautiful. My family has been going to one place in CO for years - since before I was even born. Its called Taylor Reservoir in Gunnison. Its beautiful and not a town at all. Its a good 30-60 minute drive into town actually. Its near Pikes Peak. I can't wait for the day for us to go back...we just need my dad and his RV to go with us. Smile

keops's picture
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Thanks I'll look Colorado more....

I'd love to go on the East coast...

I love the movie "MESSAGE INA BOTTLE" and would love to go there or you know those nice duns beach you can see in the LLBean Catalog... any recommendation for east coast?
and I think we will rent an RV...

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I would agree with Colorado....so many beautiful places there, especially for hiking. Utah also has some great spots for hiking and wilderness stuff.

For East Coast, I love Myrtle Beach, SC, but it's a small beach community...not really a hiking/outdoorsy place. It's beautiful, though! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrtle_Beach

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"SID081108" wrote:

For East Coast, I love Myrtle Beach, SC, but it's a small beach community...not really a hiking/outdoorsy place. It's beautiful, though! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrtle_Beach

It's very touristy though. I live in SC and we go to MB every summer, very touristy. I like Charleston more actually, especially Isle of Palms. But MB is better for families. For mountains we go to Gatlinburg, TN in the fall, so beautiful but touristy too still you could camp there and not even see the city if you didn't want to.

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Myrtle Beach is great -- my dad has a condo there and loves it --North MB though. You can do a great driving trip throughout the South East.

East Coast --wilderness -- I loved the Southern Appalachian Mountains down the Blue Ridge Parkway

http://trip.worldtravellist.com/2011/12/blue-ridge-parkway-along-the-southern-appalachian-mountains-part-1/

http://trip.worldtravellist.com/2011/12/blue-ridge-parkway-along-the-southern-appalachian-mountains-part-2/

White Sand dunes? Maybe Outer Banks of North Carolina? There are some beautiful beach areas in NC that are not tourist areas.

If you are driving, then its cool to go to South Georgia to the Okefenokee swamp area?