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Old 10-31-2016, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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15 minutes - 1 hour
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:30 AM
 
Location: 304
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Once I drove from Charleston, WV to Norman, OK and back during a weekend (16 hours with minimal stops). Also in college I frequently made trips between Tampa, FL and West Virginia (14 hours roughly), as well as Schroon Lake, NY and West Virginia (12 hours roughly). Once I even drove from Tampa to WV, and then the next day drove to New York. I advice against such trips unless they are necessary or you have the energy of a 4 year old!

Comfortably I don't mind making 3-1/2 to 4 hour treks. I can reach a significant amount of cool places to visit in that range.
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Old 10-31-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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MVPS: Envious of that location for sure. P.C. in Southern GA is double your distance to the Whites, and certainly not on that level of interest, as it was primarily created by man. I'm thinking Savannah may happen this year, with the squares and all it almost feels European in a way few cities on this side of the pond do. Still too humid at parts though.


INAC: Nice. And the great thing also is that could get you to some of the best National Parks also. Google Maps indicates that San Francisco is only about 15 minutes further than Phoenix, but I'd have to imagine the reality is quite different.


CC: That is intense! Was that by choice or circumstance? It kinda inspires me on that 8.5 hr. trip to the mountains, though I'd probably take a 3rd day if I was to do that.


The longest drive I've ever done was from Cleveland, OH to Disney in single day. It's a get up at 5, arrive at 10 (PM) kinda thing, and it is ROUGH.
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Old 10-31-2016, 05:04 PM
 
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15 minutes - 1 hour
Ok this made me laugh. Some people drive or commute 1 or 2 hours just to get to work.
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Old 10-31-2016, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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No more than 3 hours.
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Old 10-31-2016, 06:46 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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A couple of weekends ago, I took the kids from our home in Southern New Mexico to Monument Valley in SE Utah. Left Saturday morning at 8:30, and we were there by 6:30, after spending an hour at the Four Corners Monument. We had some steaks at a chuckwagon, went back to the hotel and unwound. The next day we got up early, spent the mid-afternoon in Monument Valley, hiked, and climbed various cliffs in the park. We got back in the car, drove to Kayenta AZ for some food, and punched it back home, about 560 miles. I got back in 8 hours, taking mostly one lane roads through the Navajo Reservation.

You have to love the desert southwest.
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Old 10-31-2016, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Friday+Saturday+Sunday: 8 hours
Saturday+Sunday: 4 hours
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Old 11-02-2016, 09:49 AM
 
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5 to 6 hours
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Old 11-02-2016, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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About 3 hours. I'd rather just get somewhere and do something. Longer is OK if it's a 3 day weekend.

I used to drive 3 hours for a day trip, but those days are over.
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Old 11-02-2016, 02:23 PM
 
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I will drive 4 hours for an overnight trip. That's Atlanta or Nashville.

For a long weekend, that would be the beach. I would drive 5 hours, stay overnight and it's 1 1/2 hrs to the beach. then 2 nights at the beach. I can do a 6 hr drive if I am on the way home.
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