So, here I sit, trying to figure out what to do with my ten days of freedom. I figured I would bring my dilemma to the blog and see if anyone can make any suggestions.
- Must be in the US. Unfortunately, I have no passport.
- Must be within driving distance (for this case, I will say about 8 hours) from Northeastern Pennsylvania (as of now, Day 1 of vacation will be at my dad's, because there's an event that I want to take my nieces to).
- Must have something to do in the area that is unique to that area that I really should check out - I am not going to drive to a place I've never been just to eat at the same chain restaurants where I've eaten in every other town in America.
- Bonus points if the things to do are free or very low cost.
- Must be relatively inexpensive to stay (hotels under $100/night for sure, and that is on the very high end of what I would want to spend).
- A tour of New England. I have never seen Maine or Rhode Island (they are the only two states East of the Mississippi that I have not made it to yet - might as well check them off). I was thinking Providence, Rhode Island then Boston, Massachusetts, and then Portland or Bangor, Maine.
- Upstate/Western New York State. Trish from The Trish List mentioned that the area she lives in now is really pretty (the Finger Lakes region) and said I should come visit. I shot her a message to see if she's serious so that I can contemplate it. I would also look into Syracuse, and then shoot over to Niagara Falls to see it from the US side.
- New York City. I am not much of a city person really, but I'm sure I could find things that interest me in the city. I've been there a few times, and seen a few things, but not spent a ton of time there. My biggest issue, though, with NYC is that I don't know how comfortable I feel going into such a big cit on my own.