My Fiancee and I are trying to decide if we should do a road trip or cruise. I would love to find a secluded cabin with a hot tub in South Dakaota or Colorado and do some sigh seeing during the day and having a few drinks and enjoying the cabin at night. We don't want to do a ton of driving, so was thinking something under 10 hours. We live in MN west of the twin cities. He would also like to see house on the rock as he has been to SD before, Macinac Island sounds great too, but it's over 12 hours away. I started calculating renting a cabin, paying for all our meals, etc. and I feel like if we do a road trip it's going to cost well over $1,000 anyway, so why not do a cheaper cruise for just over $2,000-$3,000. We don't have a lot of money and will try to have kids right away, so I feel like this is our only chance to go on a nice vacation for a while. I think the SD/roadtrip/Macinac Island is something we can do years down the line with our children. Any advice or other ideas for romantic road trip? We would go anywhere from April to September next year, and we can only be gone about a week. I would like to do some kayaking, maybe a hike one day, fishing I love. I'm not a sit on the beach all day person so that's why I decided not to do anything out of the country and I feel like there's so much in the US I have not seen yet. Thanks everyone!!