Vacation spots within driving distance of Memphis for two 20-somethings?
June 23, 2008 6:26 PM   Subscribe

Vacation spots within driving distance of Memphis for two 20-somethings?

So the hubby and I have just been handed a week's worth timeshare from my parents, as they won't be able to use it before it expires at the end of the year. We can transfer it to pretty much anywhere. The question is where to go?

Unfortunately, even with a weeks lodging taken care of, we still don't have a whole lot to spend on the vacation. We're located in Memphis, and I'd prefer to find a place within driving distance, as plane ticket prices make flying out of the question.

My first thought was to find a nice quiet Florida getaway where we can chill beachside/poolside and not eat up too much cash.

Of course the first words out of his mouth were: anywhere but Florida.

He says he's only ever vacationed in the South (mostly Florida,) and wants to go somewhere new. New Orleans is out, too.

I want somewhere relaxing where we won't have to spend all our cash at tourist traps. (and I'd really love to spend at least one day at the beach, though not necessary.)

Does the perfect solution exist?
posted by saucy to Travel & Transportation around Memphis, TN (2 answers total)
friends have gone to gulf shores and enjoyed it. (technically alabama, not florida, although really? probably not so different.)

i don't know how long a drive it is, but madison, wisconsin, is supposed to be a groovy little town, and i imagine a bit more temperate in the summer than the gulf coast. or maybe there is a resort along one of the great lakes within a reasonable drive? i know st. louis is 4 hours from you and chicago is about 7, so maybe...
posted by thinkingwoman at 7:11 PM on June 23, 2008

Maybe somewhere in the Ozarks or the Appalachians? No ocean, though.
posted by box at 6:15 AM on June 24, 2008

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