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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5925 on: June 08, 2020, 03:08:32 AM »
where specifically?
Look up the thread

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5926 on: June 08, 2020, 05:06:11 PM »
looking to go someplace within 6 hour drive of nyc. scenic peaceful... national park vibe. does lake placid fit the bill? anyone been to the crowne plaza lake placid and could report? or any other suggestions?
Nice quaint place, but not a National Park by any means.

Crown Plaza was ok, wife felt it was very clean and comfortable. It was probably one of the best ones for the area. I believe there is a newish Marriott property there as well.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5927 on: June 09, 2020, 04:21:22 PM »
Looking to do a mini family vacation at a hotel where I can use the pool and amenities without restrictions. I'm in Lakewood, NJ. Can I do that in NJ hotels? Should I book a PA hotel? Or do I need to go further out?

I haven't been at a hotel since before Corona, so I really have no clue how they are operating these days.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5928 on: June 09, 2020, 06:18:51 PM »
I've heard that the Doubletree in Lancaster, PA has its pool open, and it's supposed to be very nice, not to mention bookable with Hilton points or else $129 a night cash rate. Call first to verify if interested.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5929 on: June 09, 2020, 06:21:05 PM »
I've heard that the Doubletree in Lancaster, PA has its pool open, and it's supposed to be very nice, not to mention bookable with Hilton points or else $129 a night cash rate. Call first to verify if interested.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5930 on: June 21, 2020, 02:17:47 PM »
Any Azores or Madeira trip reports?
Anyone have an opinion on one over the other?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5931 on: June 21, 2020, 02:31:04 PM »
Any Azores or Madeira trip reports?
Anyone have an opinion on one over the other?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5932 on: June 24, 2020, 03:13:09 PM »
Is there any National Park that is a day trip from NYC by either car/plane?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5933 on: June 24, 2020, 03:17:30 PM »
Is there any National Park that is a day trip from NYC by either car/plane?

Shenandoah?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5934 on: June 24, 2020, 03:56:41 PM »
Is there any National Park that is a day trip from NYC by either car/plane?
Acadia is a bit over an hour from Bangor (BGR)

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5935 on: June 24, 2020, 04:01:21 PM »
Acadia is a bit over an hour from Bangor (BGR)
Mammoth cave from BNA or SDF.
But of the none of the above are truly a day trip from NYC.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5936 on: June 24, 2020, 04:12:32 PM »
Is there any National Park that is a day trip from NYC by either car/plane?
I just reviewed my list- this is what I got.

Cuyahoga- fly into CLE
Congaree- fly into CAE
Hot Springs NP- fly into LIT or Memorial Field Airport (no direct flights from NYC, so LIT might be the only option for a day trip)
Gateway Arch (if you consider that a "NP")- fly into STL

Those are small parks so you can cover in a day.

I think Acadia would feel rushed if flying in and out on the same day.
Indiana Dunes might be an option too, but I'd want to hike for more than what would be possible if flying in an out, although you'll probably have great flight options as the closest airport are the ones in Chicago.
Mammoth Cave will be hard to manage if you're flying in and out same day and want to cover 2-3 tours.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5937 on: June 24, 2020, 04:12:56 PM »
Is there any National Park that is a day trip from NYC by either car/plane?
Why specifically a national park and not a state park? NY has massive nice state parks

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5938 on: June 24, 2020, 04:27:00 PM »
Why specifically a national park and not a state park? NY has massive nice state parks
Good point. Was thinking a bit too big :)
Which ones would you recommend?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5939 on: June 24, 2020, 04:27:47 PM »
Mammoth cave from BNA or SDF.
But of the none of the above are truly a day trip from NYC.
I just reviewed my list- this is what I got.

Cuyahoga- fly into CLE
Congaree- fly into CAE
Hot Springs NP- fly into LIT or Memorial Field Airport (no direct flights from NYC, so LIT might be the only option for a day trip)
Gateway Arch (if you consider that a "NP")- fly into STL

Those are small parks so you can cover in a day.

I think Acadia would feel rushed if flying in and out on the same day.
Indiana Dunes might be an option too, but I'd want to hike for more than what would be possible if flying in an out, although you'll probably have great flight options as the closest airport are the ones in Chicago.
Mammoth Cave will be hard to manage if you're flying in and out same day and want to cover 2-3 tours.
Acadia is a bit over an hour from Bangor (BGR)

Thank you all! I will look into them!