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Old 05-12-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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Do you mean a round trip deal where getting there takes you 3 hours and getting home takes you 3 hours? That would be about my cut off as well for a round trip. We live 3 hours away from our old town and have made many one day trips here and there. It gets to be a long day doing that. For a one way trip going some where, staying for a few days, going home, we have gone as long as 12 hours driving without stopping for the night but only on trips where we plan to stay for more then a few days.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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Thanks for the many replies. My husband and I readily go for Saturday or Sunday leisure trips to places that are around 2 or 2 1/2 hours away. We tend to get on the road early (7 or 8am) and this means a morning activity en route/or at the destination, lunch, afternoon through evening activities, dinner and then the drive home (back by 10pm ideally). We sometimes follow a similar schedule for places that are 3 or 3 1/2 hours away but the time spent driving starts to feel too much for a day-trip. We have pets and prefer not to stay away overnight so we tend to drive home anyway and end up feeling worn out. Consequently I have come to understand that my area map of day-trip possibilities is limited to locations that are within 3 hours drive of my home. One of my favorite destinations is nearly 4 hours away and I so wish it was closer. Perhaps roadway improvements over the coming years will bring it within reach.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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For me it is easy to say 2 hours because from Knoxville that covers Asheville and Chattanooga. There isn't really anyplace I want to go that is 3 hours away unless it is a camping trip and the whole point of that is, well, camping.

I have been to Nashville or Atlanta (4 hours) and back in a day but it's not something I care to repeat.

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Hoo boy I responded to a really old thread. I bet the OP has moved to her favored destination by now.

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Old 03-09-2012, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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2 hours is more or less my limit. I've stayed over night at places less than 1.5 hours from my home and I've done day trips more than 3 hours away. However, Anything longer than 2 hours and I generally prefer to spend the night.
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