Affordable and Fun Summer Stay Vacations
Changing times have changed many of our usual vacation plans. Instead of traveling away to crowded destinations, we are being urged to stay home and stay apart. Summer vacation can still be lots of fun and very affordable if you look. Consider opting for a Staycation and check out all the recreational and cultural sites in your neighborhood.
Did you know that the 9 Lakes region has five fun drive tours ready for you? Each is tour takes about four to five hours to complete. History, scenic vistas, and fun stops are listed along the way. The 9 Lakes region has always been a destination of choice for affordable family vacations and weekend getaways for Midwest and Southeast travelers. The mountains and lakes provide a natural outdoor playground, while the towns and cities offer a wealth of places to dine and explore. Too often, we locals don’t know what we have right in front of us.
Here are some affordable day trips that will reintroduce to what is in your own backyard. Plan your route and pack a picnic to take with you. Don’t forget your swim suits and hiking shoes. There are plenty of stops along the way to wade in the creeks or hike a new trail. Need a guide? Stop by your local tourism office or contact us.
Hungry History Buff– Travel through time from a British Utopia to the atomic age.
Blazing a Trail– Rolling farmlands, two lakes, two ridges and one “gap” await.
Mountain Survivor– Switchbacks and mountain ridges will take your breath away.
Still Water to White Water– Follow the original Cherokee Warrior’s Path
Urban to Wilderness– From the first fort to a modern city life, this trail provides a tapestry of life in the river valley.