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Old 01-11-2019, 07:37 AM
 
Location: The City
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now if you choose a specific type some places will be better than others
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:41 AM
 
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I think 120 miles is a better Day trip radius. 150 is really pushing it.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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probably the NE, SOCAL, or the Bay for most of these, hate to say it but in terms of the quality and variety these likely offer the most and best for the categories


pick your poison


generally it seems the number of places within 2, 4 or 6 hours is just more interesting on the whole


Pretty much all places have worthwhile places within those ranges just those have the most and best quality IMHO
I tend to agree based on my personal preferences. I like what the west offers, but I also really like all the historical trips that can be made from Philadelphia to Boston. Plus for a place like Philly a day trip to NYC is hard to beat, if you like city vacations. Someone said the Poconos though. Is that still a thing?
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:57 AM
 
Location: The City
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I tend to agree based on my personal preferences. I like what the west offers, but I also really like all the historical trips that can be made from Philadelphia to Boston. Plus for a place like Philly a day trip to NYC is hard to beat, if you like city vacations. Someone said the Poconos though. Is that still a thing?


for the Poconos its hiking, skiing, camping, boating (many lakes)


A lot of people have mountain houses there and can be reached in less than 2 hours from either Philly or NYC


Its actually very pretty but not as dramatic as out west; good hiking though


The ski slopes are icy and extremely crowded but have some surprisingly decent vertical
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:16 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Austin to San Antonio is about an hours drive. It's approximately 78 miles from Downtown Austin to Downtown San Antonio. It's less than an hour from South Austin to North San Antonio. In San Antonio there is a nice zoo, the Riverwalk, the Alamo, Seaworld and Fiesta Texas. Along the way between Austin and San Antonio, there's the San Marcos River for tubing and snorkling, the 2 giant size outlet malls, Wonderworld and Aquarena Springs in San Marcos, and then there's the Schlitterbahn, the Snake Farm, the Comal River for tubing in New Braunfels. There is so much to see and do in the Austin/San Antonio/Central Texas region. It's a great place to take out of state visitors when they are in Austin. I didn't even mention the Texas Hill Country which is beautiful and lots of things to see and do and places to explore.

Austin is about 160 miles to Downtown Houston and a little over 2 hours to the western suburbs of Houston. Houston has just about everything in the world a person could possibly want. I've taken many trips to Houston to watch the Astros play and come back to Austin on the same day.

Austin to Dallas is about 200 miles to Downtown Dallas and about 190 miles to Ft. Worth and about 2.5 hours to to the southern suburbs of Dallas. DFW is alot like Houston as it also has just about everything in the world a person could possibly want. I never have made a day trip to DFW but over the years I have made several weekend trips to the region.

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Old 01-11-2019, 10:40 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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The ones who do worst:
1. Frequent Daytrips: Detroit - nothing good within 75 miles except maybe Ann Arbor.
I think you might need to visit Michigan. I enjoyed visiting the lakefront towns. There is a good deal of water within 75 miles of Detroit so one can't drive into the lake. And it's always so cute how Michiganers do the little mitten thing -- they must learn that in kindergarten.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:52 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Just the logistics of getting out and back in to a 3+ million city will take a chunk of any day trip. Add a few more million people and you are probably looking at an overnighter or else road rage.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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I think you might need to visit Michigan. I enjoyed visiting the lakefront towns. There is a good deal of water within 75 miles of Detroit so one can't drive into the lake. And it's always so cute how Michiganers do the little mitten thing -- they must learn that in kindergarten.
All of the good Michigan cities are on the Lake Michigan side, which is not <75 miles from Detroit.

What lakefront towns are you referencing? Sandusky, OH?

All of Ontario <75 miles from Detroit is ugly farm towns, like Leamington, or Windsor, which isn't anything special.

To the north is ugly Flint and nothing else.

To the west there's Lansing I suppose, but that's not within 75 miles.

I don't see anything of note.

Michigan is beautiful, yes, but in the North and West, not the South and East (which is topographically boring like most of Ohio or Indiana).

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Old 01-11-2019, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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I think 120 miles is a better Day trip radius. 150 is really pushing it.
I daytrip from Alexandria, VA to Philadelphia, PA frequently (~140 miles).

Heck, I've daytripped to New York City from VA as well by Megabus.

I agree that I'm not driving 150 miles for a ****ty sight, but 150 for a large city daytrip seems very feasible.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:02 PM
 
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I daytrip from Alexandria, VA to Philadelphia, PA frequently (~140 miles).

Heck, I've daytripped to New York City from VA as well by Megabus.

I agree that I'm not driving 150 miles for a ****ty sight, but 150 for a large city daytrip seems very feasible.
My general rule is travel time<Destination time. 150 miles is usually about 3 hours (more if you’re crossing through a city)

So like Mt Washington from Boston is more of an overnight while the Southern Whites are day trip territory.
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