I am a fairly new member and have come across some great suggestions to others but unfortunately nothing around my area.
My girlfriend and I are looking for a cheap and relaxing vacation for about 5 days in the 2nd week of August. Because we are so close to the border, staying in Canada is not required. We are open to any and ALL suggestions and driving time does not matter. However, I would ideally like to keep it to 15 hours or less total distance from our house.
Things we'd like to do on the vacation:
*see things we're not sick of (Toronto, Niagara Falls, Casinos, Malls)
*spend a day or 2 at a beach (East coast ocean would be ideal)
*we're not interested in night life, partying or shopping
*driving can be major interstate but would like to see scenic areas
*museums or attractions (cheap ones), we considered going to Washington DC for this, but open to other suggestions/direction/locations :)
We're not limited to these but really don't know where to begin,
Hope someone has some ideas, if not I'll still enjoy this great site!