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Planning a Graduation/Birthday vacation, Sept 2013...

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B.C
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Planning a Graduation/Birthday vacation, Sept 2013...

Hi all,

Just want some tips ahead of time. I've always wanted to travel the southern states, so myself and some friends are putting together a trip for next year. If anyone has some tips on good hotels/motels/hostels, entertainment- preferably live music or theatrical, good eats, prehistoric and historic sites (Archaeology major- I have to nerd out a little bit) places to avoid. We're looking into Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, the Carolinas, Alabama, and Florida... Trying to make a road trip out of it, time span :14-20 days, on a semi cheap budget. If anyone has any recommendations, please please present. Can't wait to hear them!

Uden, The...
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1. Re: Planning a Graduation/Birthday vacation, Sept 2013...

Are you planning to do a road trip like this from British Columbia in 14-20 days?

Grapevine, Texas
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2. Re: Planning a Graduation/Birthday vacation, Sept 2013...

Dinosaur Valley State Park just west of Fort Worth, TX

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B.C
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3. Re: Planning a Graduation/Birthday vacation, Sept 2013...

We'll be flying down... I might even make it a month vacation, depending on the priorities of my friends coming with... After August 2013, I got nothing in the way of priorities for at least 2 months!

Uden, The...
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4. Re: Planning a Graduation/Birthday vacation, Sept 2013...

Major hub for the southern states is Atlanta. You easily can make a round trip from there including Georgia, TN, NV, SC, VA and Fl. Dallas is a hub for Tx and best for a visit to Tx, LA, TN, AR etc. But with 20 days you won't be able to see all mentioned states. Texas is a huge state and you already can spend 20 days just for that. Of coiurse there are more destination for a flight like Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans etc.

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5. Re: Planning a Graduation/Birthday vacation, Sept 2013...

Here's a link to an NPR feature on Texas archeological sites which I think you'll find interesting. www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php… and heres one to the Texas Historical Commission's page on La Salle's ship http://www.thc.state.tx.us/belle/

For more recent history, west of Ft. Worth is where the the Wild West happened. For most of the 19th century, the Comanches and Kiowas gave as good as they got from the invading Anglos. That ended with the battle at Palo Duro Canyon in 1874. Http:/…btp03 The Texas Fort Trail is an interesting look at the period. www.texasfortstrail.com/index.aspx?page=1240

San Antonio's famous Alamo and the other sites on the Mission Trail are must sees for historians.

For live music, you can't beat Austin and you'll find good music venues all around the state.

If possible, plan your trip for the latter part of September or even October. The weather gets more pleasant in our part of the world after the cool fronts usually begin to arrive the second half of Sept.

Here's one more link to my list of the highlights in our major cities. tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i21630-Texas_Tr…

Edited: 2:03 pm, May 06, 2012
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