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My mom lives in FL, I live in VA. She turns 70 this summer and I'd like to take her on a long weekend trip. It would be me, my 2 girls - ages 10 and 12, and my mom. I'm not opposed to us flying somewhere, but I'm not a huge fan of flying, so I'm thinking of staying on the East Coast somewhere.

Give me some ideas of good places we could go. It needs to not involve a ton of walking and it needs to have things my girls would enjoy. 

Any ideas?

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52 minutes ago, scbusf said:

 Give me some ideas of good places we could go. It needs to not involve a ton of walking and it needs to have things my girls would enjoy. 

What are they likely to enjoy? Your mom? 

My girls were 9 & 11 when my mom was 70. Random things they all enjoyed: 

  • Disney World; wrong part of the country, but maybe a theme park of some kind for a day that has not only rides but shows and other attractions. 
  • Museums, with a big plus for outdoor sculpture gardens
  • Botanical gardens 
  • Card games
  • Plays and musical performances 
  • Movies
  • Eating out 
  • Swimming and hanging out by the hotel pool 
  • Picnics
  • Zoo, aquarium 
  • Coloring books (extra fun if you get find one related to your destination)
  • Scrabble

For a long weekend, you don't necessarily need a destination with tons to do. Eating out, swimming, and other low-key activities will round out a few specific plans nicely. 

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What types of things do you want to do?  What types of things do you, your mom, and your kids want to do?

 

My mom is 65 (ish)  My daughters are 24, 11, and 9.  One thing we have all done for years is a garage sale road trip.  Some years, we have done one, some years we have done 2.  One in May (US 40) and one in August (US 127).  This is something we have really enjoyed, we operate on our own schedule, there's some walking but it's a lot of in and out of the car and whoever doesn't feel like getting out..........doesn't.  When we get tired, we find the hotel, grab some food (hit a drive through, go to a restaurant, whatever we feel like) eat at the hotel usually, swim, etc.  

For my younger girls, anything with a hotel with a pool is fun.  For my mom, at 65 (ish) she's pretty up for quite a bit, she's pretty healthy for her age.  She's good with a beach, a 5k, (which we are all doing this May) a road trip, a casino (obviously not for the younger set) etc etc.  

So what options you might want to take are going to depend on what sorts of things you all want to do.  

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Savannah and Tybee Island?  Savannah is so interesting.  We enjoy walking along the Historic Distict.

And Tybee has dolphin watching boats, the original Crab Shack, Sugar Shack, and The Sand Bar (a bar where it is fun to watch people.)

Fort Pulaski is interesting. on Tybee.  And we enjoy the Lighthouse.

https://visittybee.com/list/must-do-tybee-island-activities-first-time-visitors

 

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So she is flying to you and you are going somewhere? 

How about Chincoteague/Assateague?  Horses, cute shops, beach. 

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I was thinking Charleston, SC. Low key enough for your mom, interesting enough for your kids. Plus, it’s lovely. 

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Just a weekend? We just got back from Greenville, SC. Really outstanding downtown area, great river walk, variety of restaurants, fun shopping, and the theater is on the Main Street. I don't think it would be great for more that a weekend, but a Friday night, full day Saturday, and 1/2 day Sunday would be lovely and so relaxed. 

 

 

 

 

 

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