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Old 12-12-2016, 10:08 PM
 
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18 hrs, You can leave after work and be there by late morning or noon the next day (with 2 drivers)
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Wash...2f77463b5e!3e0

No sense dinking around GOING, you can scout and research on the way down and enjoy whatever suits you / best weather on the way back.

I Like St Augustine and Charleston, but you can see those anytime.
We've been to Charleston and Savannah, St Augustine and St Petersburg. Florida seems like the best destination with the amount of time we have!
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Old 12-12-2016, 10:15 PM
 
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How about Arizona?
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:32 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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How about Arizona?

Long ways (too long) to drive. You will spend most of the time coming and going AND it can be REAL winter between DC and AZ.

I feel there is LITTLE to see and do in winter AZ.

Mtns and Grand Canyon are snowy, phx can take a day, just to drive across!

AZ is a better destination to FLY, (from CHEAP LV) especially the Grand Canyon. You can see hundred times as much flying than driving 6 hours across for 4 - 10 crowded viewpoints.

You can get a $89 flight from BWI to LAS or PHX. How far can you go on $89 gas? Why DRIVE? Not much to see midwinter in AZ or between DC and AZ.


You have better places for Dec, closer to home.
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Old 12-13-2016, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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New Orleans at Christmastime is enchanting.
Memphis if you like music and don't want to drive as far.
Asheville, NC, if you don't mind colder weather.
I'm partial to Naples if you're willing to go as far as south Florida and don't want the Keys, which will be hard-partying over the holidays.
Of all the "winter" trips I've ever taken, Toronto was one of the best because they really know how to deal with winter. The city is always cleared of snow even if it comes down every day and activities don't cease because the weather is not ideal. Always tons of fun things to do in Toronto. Every movie you can imagine, museums, good art, fantastic food from all the world's cuisines. And an enthusiastic sports town if you like that. (Go to a Maple Leafs game even if you're not into hockey. It's historic.)
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Old 12-13-2016, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte FL
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Would love to drive to California, but won't probably have enough time sadly, unless, we did the drive one way and flew home.
ya got it backwards..fly to your destination and drive back home at a leisurely pace sightseeing along the way..fly down to Miami (too cold anywhere above FL), spend a couple of beach days, then drive a rental down to the Keys, back up along the west coast of FL, stop at the Dali museum in St. Petersburgh, head for New Orleans, spend a day in the French quarter, head up Natchez Trace, then over to Nashville and or Memphis, wind your way over to get on the Blue Ridge Parkway, stay in one of the rustic heated cabins..take your time and plenty of pics, make some memories..
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Old 12-13-2016, 05:56 AM
 
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Montreal and Quebec City would be an interesting trip all you need is your passport.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=montr...iw=853&bih=538
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Old 12-13-2016, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Montreal and Quebec City would be an interesting trip all you need is your passport.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=montr...iw=853&bih=538
And a down parka.
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:16 AM
 
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Your problem with going to Florida is that it's the holiday period and everyone else has the same idea. Expect to pay a fortune for lodging en route and when you arrive.

Oh yea, you can also expect horrid traffic on I95, driving with the other lemmings.
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:46 AM
 
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Long ways (too long) to drive. You will spend most of the time coming and going AND it can be REAL winter between DC and AZ.

I feel there is LITTLE to see and do in winter AZ.

Mtns and Grand Canyon are snowy, phx can take a day, just to drive across!

AZ is a better destination to FLY, (from CHEAP LV) especially the Grand Canyon. You can see hundred times as much flying than driving 6 hours across for 4 - 10 crowded viewpoints.

You can get a $89 flight from BWI to LAS or PHX. How far can you go on $89 gas? Why DRIVE? Not much to see midwinter in AZ or between DC and AZ.


You have better places for Dec, closer to home.
I haven't seen those $89 tickets you are talking about, not in December, all ticket prices are high. But you are right, winter is probably not the best time to do this trip
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:48 AM
 
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New Orleans at Christmastime is enchanting.
Memphis if you like music and don't want to drive as far.
Asheville, NC, if you don't mind colder weather.
I'm partial to Naples if you're willing to go as far as south Florida and don't want the Keys, which will be hard-partying over the holidays.
Of all the "winter" trips I've ever taken, Toronto was one of the best because they really know how to deal with winter. The city is always cleared of snow even if it comes down every day and activities don't cease because the weather is not ideal. Always tons of fun things to do in Toronto. Every movie you can imagine, museums, good art, fantastic food from all the world's cuisines. And an enthusiastic sports town if you like that. (Go to a Maple Leafs game even if you're not into hockey. It's historic.)

I've never been to Toronto though my best friend moved there a few years ago. Definitely a trip on my list, would rather not do it when it is cold though lol.
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