HELP! I need some ideas for a vacation. I know this will be a vague post, but we really are up for just about anything.
My boyfriend and I are planning a vacation for the first week of August. We have a max of 9 days available, but the trip can be shorter too. We are both in our early 30's and it will just be the two of us. We want to travel from Fort Worth, Texas to somewhere in the US or Canada. We can drive if its close. We can fly and rent a car if its not. Doesn't matter.
The only place we don't want to go is Las Vegas because we did that in May.
We love the outdoors. Sun and beaches are fine and all. But we also love the woods and the mountains. We like museums (sort of), parks, rivers, lakes and pools, just about anything. We also really like experiencing the history and culture of the area we are visiting. We want to know what makes a place special and see where the locals go. We are not particularly trendy type people. And we are not necessarly into partying or the wild nightlife. We are very laid back people.
The point of the trip is to see something that we have not seen before, and to do it at a relaxed pace. I do not want to come home needing a vacation from my vacation.
At this point, we are seriously considering throwing a dart at a map to pick or destination. Or we may just go to the airport and get a ticket on the next available flight. That is how undecided we are about where to go.
Any ideas? What's great about where you live? Where have you been that you just loved? Help!