Great non-Disney trips

Discussion in 'Disney for Single Parents' started by TXTransplant, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Shanti

    Shanti Momketeer

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    There are a lot of natural wonders here in America: Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, Acadia National Park in Maine, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Carlsbad Caverns, the redwoods. These are all great places to take kids.
     
  2. wench

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    What is this non-Disney thing you speak of? Someday I may figure it out, but right now I can't escape the lure that is the Disney theme parks.
     
  3. Aliceacc

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    Not a single mom, but I'll put in a plug for Lake George in upstate NY.

    We stay in town-- in Lake George Village-- at the Surfside. (Marine Village is practically next door and also a good choice.) You can park your car at the hotel, and not move it all week if you choose. (Though the outlets, Six Flags, and some of the other places we love require a car ride.) It's the typical little tourist town-- lots of shops and restaurants, mini golf, the HOuse of Frankenstein. Lots to do on the lake-- fishing, parasailing, you can rent a boat or go out on one of several big boats that are on the lake. You can walk to Fort William Henry for a little history, and see the fireworks and some music from the bandshell in Shephard's Park.

    It's absolutely our favorite anti-Disney vacation. No plans to make ahead of time, lots of downtime.
     
  4. MommyMeNDisney

    MommyMeNDisney DIS Veteran

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    DS and I rode the Polar Express during this past Christmas holiday season. We traveled to a different state, rode the Polar Express, then stayed overnight in a cabin. Each year, we will travel to a different state to ride the polar express. Im looking now for this year's polar express location. I want to find a place that has a great probability of snow during our train ride. I'm thinking Maine or Colorado.

    I also took DS camping in the mountains a month ago. I LOVE camping! DS had a ball.
     
  5. jmbarnes101

    jmbarnes101 Earning My Ears

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    Our upcoming trip to WDW is our first in 10 years but my girls and I haven't been to too many places. We go to Valleyfair a lot in the summer and my family lives in Duluth, MN which is a great vacation spot. We did trips to Madison, WI twice last year and we've been to Wisconsin Dells. We've also camped but in a cabin. Next year I want to get to South Padre Island and North Carolina. The first with my kids and the second by myself.
     

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