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Old 04-15-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: New Jerusalem
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I am looking to go on vacation somewhere from Virginia to Vermont(No NJ or NY). Does anyone have any ideas of a good place for 4-5 20 year olds to go to. I was thinking about Busch Gardens, I have never been there and do not know what to expect. We are looking for a relaxed comfortable environment that is not to expensive. Please let me know about things to do in your area and places to stay.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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How many days - what kind of scene (urban, rural, mid sized, both) - aside from theme parks what kind of interests (zoos, museums, sports, etc)

why rule out NJ & NY (especially NY which is a massive state)
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: New Jerusalem
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It would be a weekend vacation from fri-sun most likely. No NY or NJ because i've lived in both states in different sections from the north to south so i'd like to get out and explore some new states.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:39 PM
 
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where are you starting from - driving?
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: New Jerusalem
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central new jersey. were looking for either a city or smaller city but nothing to boring. hopefully with things in walking distance. we are not all 21 so we can't get into all the bars but we'd like to do something fun like that even clubs or such.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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I went to college in philly and we'd often take little weekend trips - although quite a few of them were to just party at other colleges or camping

One itinerary I think that could be fun is to wakeup early and make a drive to hershey park & spend a day there - maybe catch a concert of something at night - could swing by pottsville on the way over and tour the yuengling brewery (U21 can tour, but can only sample root beer)

Then swing down to baltimore - there are a lot of neat attractions to see, the food is really good and the inner harbor can be fun - camden yards is worth checking out if baseball fans - spend all day saturday & saturday night there

Catch a good breakfast and hang around the city a bit on sunday morning - start to head home - maybe find a beach on the way to kill some time in the sun or swing into philly for a quick meal

other trips we enjoyed were going to DC (would usually stay outside the city and take the metro in to save $$$)

busch gardens is nice, VA beach, etc - however, you'll be adding in a lot more time in the car - about another 2 - 2 1/2 hours past DC
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Newark NJ
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i know you said no nj but i heard bloomfield is really nice...large gay community if your into that
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:43 PM
 
Location: New Jerusalem
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listen you crack fiend if this computer wasnt in my way i would come through and fight you to the death.

Finger Lake take you for the advice another option i was thinking was ocean city maryland.
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:33 AM
 
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ocean city is fun - if you do that I would still swing by baltimore - not all that much to look at, but you can have a good time without going broke
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Trying not to be biased here, but Busch Gardens really is a beautiful theme park (voted the most beautiful for years). Plus you have Williamsburg close by. You can park, shop and walk around for free or pay admission to enter the buildings. There is alot of reasonable hotels and dining right outside of Colonial Williamsburg.

I used to go to Ocean City as a child, but have not been in years. We also liked Hershey Park.

Of course there is DC, but it is best to stay in the suburbs and take metro downtown. All the museums are free in DC, and if you have never been to the Holocost Museum, it is a very memorable experience.
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