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Old 11-29-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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I have a laundry list for my travels but I thought these 3 made the most sense to start with because they are all relatively close to one another. I've been to very few places in the US and also thought it was smart to see some of the US before going over seas. I've been to LA, San Diego, San francisco for a very short time, Florida obviously many parts, NJ, Denver for what it offered, and I believe that covers my adult travel life.

Can anyone help me plan a few days in each state/city? or a week in each place (and I am not sure where is best in Alabama to visit)? Tell me what I should see/do? I'm an outdoor kinda guy but I'm up for anything. Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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In my opinion, the most notable thing to see in Alabama is Montgomery, particularly the places and museums pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement.

Personally I don't think any of those areas warrants a full week. 2-4 days in each should be sufficient. I'ts only about seven hours of driving from Atlanta to New Orleans via Montgomery. I'd probably spend a day or two in Mobile as well. There are some great Civil War sites and museums in that area.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:52 PM
 
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Here are a couple of questions to help me, help you.

1. Do you like beaches, or mountains?
2. Theme parks, or museums?
3. Casinos or Shopping?
4. Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall?
If you say both to any of the above, then that is fine just put in order of most to least.

I do not know if I have updated my profile, so I will say simply I live in Springfield MO now but grew up and lived in Gulfport MS for 36 years, so I can help you if I learn what the answers to the following questions.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:10 AM
 
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Let me clear up a few things.

1) I am an outdoors guy, but I injured both knees on my last trip, so I'm OK with light outdoors stuff, but nothing extreme
2) I am flying state to state
3) I'll have a car in each location
4) I'm open to changing the locations if there's really nothing to see
5) I rarely goto theme parks/museums but am open to it. I prefer the mountains, fishing, never been hunting but would love it. I prefer not to shop really (clothing, art, etc...)
6) I hadn't decided on a time of year and am open to suggestions. I'd go as soon as the itinerary was complete to be honest.
7) Finally, I had no motivation to see these 3 locations other than the fact that they are relatively close to one another. I am simply trying to find interesting places in the US and travel a bit before I go overseas.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:39 AM
 
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I wouldn't fly from place to place--with time for check in and security screening it will be faster to drive, plus that way you'll be able to stop to see things that might interest you along the way.

I'd also suggest a different trip--Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, and Philadelphia, PA. You can fly into the first and out of the last and use public transit (train/bus) both within them as well as between them.

Another trip that you might consider would be flying to Boston and spending a few days there, then renting a car and heading up the coast and visiting the Portsmouth and Portland areas where there are plenty of outdoor activities.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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In my opinion, the most notable thing to see in Alabama is Montgomery, particularly the places and museums pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement.

Personally I don't think any of those areas warrants a full week. 2-4 days in each should be sufficient. I'ts only about seven hours of driving from Atlanta to New Orleans via Montgomery. I'd probably spend a day or two in Mobile as well. There are some great Civil War sites and museums in that area.
Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. It is Space Camp. A must see.

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. It is Space Camp. A must see.

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Ah--sorry, I forgot about that one! If it's something that is interesting to the OP, it's definitely worth looking into Space Camp.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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Annerk, i'm thinking of going with your suggestion - and redoing the list of cities. Can you message me?
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