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February 20, 2012 2:20 PM Subscribe
We live in the sticks. I'd like to take my 7-year-old out to where the people are! Can you help me conceive an awesome, week-long-ish trip for $1000 or less?
posted by youandiandaflame to Travel & Transportation around Midwest, WY (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've saved up about $1000 for the annual vacation my son and I take. Typically we visit the Lake of the Ozarks and relax and read and swim, all the while camping out in a house much nicer than the one we live in the rest of the year. However, this year I'd really like to TAKE him somewhere. I grew up and he's growing up just 30 minutes from this Lake and while the vacation is nice and does the job I'd like it to do in terms of a trip for us, I'd like to expand his horizons if I can afford it.
We are located about 2.5 hours south of St Louis and I thought the hive mind might be able to direct me to a vacation for the two of us. Typically, we're not so much interested in things like theme parks though state parks are right up our alley, if we can hike and see pretty things that will awe him and his 7-year-old brain. I have a reliable car so we can travel but I'd like that to take as little time as possible. I'd also like the 1000 bucks I've got stowed away to get us at least 5 days away from home, if that's possible.
I could actually come up with a couple hundred more dollars if someone knows of something right outside my price range, if that helps too. Anyone in a state bordering Missouri able to offer suggestions to get us out of the sticks for a week?