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    Default Need travel idea

    I am going on vacation starting May 29th, for 11 days. I want to travel somewhere with my 8 year old daughter. Does anyone have any ideas? In the states, not so expensive places to stay, and near the city so we can walk around.


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    hmmmm--Memorial Day wkend? What do you like to do? Do you want to rent car for in between 2 areas since that's a lot of time? I guess I should look at your profile for starting point and airline bennies. Happy to help after all that.
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    The good ones may be gone, but check out homeaway or vrbo (I think the two may be related somehow) and see if there are any cabins available somewhere. My wife and I will be renting a cabin for a few nights that weekend, and I'm really looking forward to this trip - a few days of sightseeing in Colorado (funny how easy it is to ignore your own state when looking for places to go) without worrying about loads, all in a gorgeous setting.
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    National Parks, that is if hiking, river rafting, horse/mule riding sound like fun.
    The Parks have a junior ranger program where the kids do a list of activities and earn badges. At the Grand Canyon they have to hike or ride to a ranch at the bottom of the Canyon. I can tell you some kids really, really, really, please, please, please, want that badge.



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    Depending on the interests of your child, I would recommend Washington DC. No car required and there are endless options for free/low cost things to do. I will second Mig's recommendation on the National parks. Glacier National Park has so many places to hike/bike/climb that any kid would be thrilled. We loved it there but you will need a car.
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    Donna, we’ve been looking at Glacier, the DB brigade plan on pitching a tent, but my crew is not so enamored of sleeping on the ground. Please tell me you found a place with a bed in/near/around the park.
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    SAT. Cultural, Great weather, good public transportation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migflanker View Post
    Donna, we’ve been looking at Glacier, the DB brigade plan on pitching a tent, but my crew is not so enamored of sleeping on the ground. Please tell me you found a place with a bed in/near/around the park.
    We stayed in two separate lodges - the Glacier Park Lodge and the Many Glacier Hotel. Both are 100 years old and, while gorgeous on the outside, they show it. The rooms are not inexpensive nor are they luxurious but the scenery made it worthwhile to stay there. This was especially true of the Many Glacier Hotel. The hiking and the lake there were absolutely amazing and it was absolutely silent and dark at night. The stars seem to surround you. Bears are the thing you have to watch for in the park. If you go, check out Glacier Raft Company. We went white water rafting with them and they do a fantastic job.

    No need to camp when you can sleep in an actual bed (that is my motto, anyway).
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    I grew up camping in tents--they can get wet and cold...Stepson's room has dbl bed mattress inside tent (fun getting THAT in!) and I made a fake campfire. Maybe I should spend a nt there--it's been a while. He's too adult and cool (19 yr old Marine now).
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