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Old 08-10-2017, 11:51 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Yellowstone? Nope. Yawn. Boring. A tourist trap. We went there last summer ///
We saw a few Bison... not a big deal.
Yellowstone in winter is a spectacular destination (and potential 'short-trip'). (as is most of "off Season") since I was there 3x / wk for 7 yrs, I made it a point to NEVER be on the road (in most national parks) during midday, high season. Plenty of 'summer' road time between 5AM and 10 AM and 5 PM and 10 PM. I hike / nap, read , fish, explore during midday when the crowds are out. We have used group camping at Yellowstone and not seen a sole for a week (midseason).

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Old 08-10-2017, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Sounds like Las Vegas mid-week.... or, maybe, I've wanted to go "home" back to Michigan, for awhile.
Traverse City MI - lots to do around there in all seasons, gorgeous countryside, not far from the UP.
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:14 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Traverse City MI - lots to do around there in all seasons, gorgeous countryside, not far from the UP.
Holland, MI area can be a nice trip too (in season)
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Traverse City MI - lots to do around there in all seasons, gorgeous countryside, not far from the UP.
I agree! A beautiful area.
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:43 PM
 
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Need more information. Fly? There go two days. Vegas? Not if you're home is Maine.

The question makes me suspicious that you don't have a lot of travel experience. So keep it simple if I'm right.

Three or four days isn't long enough to go to many of the great places. I'd suggest somewhere very close to home. If you live in Virginia or Maryland, for instance, take the train to NYC. Endless choices there.

In Phoenix? Maybe a few nights in a resort such as the Phoenician in Scottsdale. Not that that's your cup of tea, but you get the idea.

Look for low stress destinations. You don't want to spend Day 2 recovering from Day 1.
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:49 PM
 
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Midweek in March for cheap will be tough because of spring break. If you can find $55 with resort fee included, I'd take that.

I always spend my time downtown and several properties there have no resort or parking fees. I have stayed at Four Queens midweek for $29 per night (no resort fees). Right now I see some rooms at Main Street Station, for example, for $39 (no resort fee) for some weekdays in September.

I also get emails for deals like Golden Nugget for $29 a night (they ave a resort fee but I think it's a little lower, at like $15 per night) and a list of coupons to go with it like 2/1 buffets, free drinks, etc.

There are LOADS of deals, you just have to look.

Point taken. It has been years since I have headed down the the "Fremont Experience."

For the date I am traveling, it will be a Friday night and I already have reservations at an economy hotel for $49. I would NOT spend a week there but honestly, I will arrive at 7 pm and leave at 5 am as we are driving to Reno the following morning.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:25 PM
 
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Not sure when you are planning on taking this trip now?? If you want to take the trip soon, I like the idea you had of the Canadian Rockies. I like what someone here said about NYC too but I know some summer days in NYC are awful. I went last August and was lucky that the weather to me was okay. I'm in San Diego and it's been warm but not miserable here on the coast.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:28 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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My go-to would be Atlantic City. There is no boardwalk anywhere near comparing to NJ boardwalks. The beach is great even for just sitting and looking out at the waves (it's clean and nearly empty no matter the time of year). The boardwalk has everything - from casinos, places to sit for people-watching or water-watching, food, shopping, some rides still there on Steel Pier, a War Memorial at the north end, and in the evening, cool ocean breezes. You can even get a carriage to take you from one end to the other.


When we lived in NYC, we would drive down for an overnight, sometimes just a day, to recharge our batteries. You don't HAVE to gamble, but if you had a hankering, there's the Tropicana at the south end and Bally's in the middle. There's an upscale outlet mall just a block off the beach if that's your thing, a jewelry store on one of the piers, and you can watch fudge being made - and don't forget to sample the salt water taffy.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:34 PM
 
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I'm with you about the coins vs tickets, but I still love to gamble. Vegas is too commercialized for me now. We just do small casinos in Michigan. (we share a border)

Yellowstone? Nope. Yawn. Boring. A tourist trap. We went there last summer and I was SO disappointed. Huge long roads with no scenery and almost bumper to bumper traffic. Old Faithful could have been a fire hose hidden underneath, shooting up from the ground for all the "awe" it was supposed to give us. We sat in the baking sun for an hour, surrounded by hundreds of people (we were actually lucky to get a seat)
We saw a few Bison... not a big deal.
We loved Yellowstone. Making fun of tourists is part of the joy. Where else do people stop in the road to take pictures of Canadian geese or go stand next to a bear or buffalo for that all important selfie? A lot of the fun for us was looking at the various geothermal features. Old Faithful is a bit underwhelming, but we loved getting out and walking near other geysers.

Fort Davis, Texas might be an option for the OP. I think it traditionally a place for Texans to escape the heat in the summer. They have Fort Davis which housed Buffalo Soldiers. McDonald Observatory is a nice place to spend a night of sky watching. Make sure you go when the moon is in a smaller phase so you can see the stars better. We got to see Andromeda and quite a few other things you don't get to see with a naked eye. There is a lodge at the state park which was nice. Marfa isn't too far away. We had to go see the mysterious Marfa lights. Two or three nights is plenty to spend there. It's not a very big place.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:45 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Not sure when you are planning on taking this trip now?? If you want to take the trip soon, I like the idea you had of the Canadian Rockies. ....


sorry.. Late August is bad timing for Canadian Rockies

at the moment..

218 active wildfires in Alberta
382 in BC.

All of PNW (including USA) is under a smoke blanket.
Gonna take some snow to knock those out.
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