Luxurious to cheap, vacations to fit all budgets

By Ashley Weyler
May 4, 2006

Matt Schill

Tired of the ordinary vacation? Not to say Wildwood, N.J. isn’t a great time, but there are just so many alternative vacation ideas for groups of friends to take this summer that may not be the obvious first choice.

Try taking a road trip across the country. It will take about a week to get to the west coast, which gives leaves another week to get back to the east coast. With rising gas prices, this may be a bit to expensive though. If all the members of your group pitch in for gas money, it shouldn’t burn that much of a hole in the pocket. If traveling all the way to the west coast sounds unappealing and money is still an issue, pick a theme. Tour all the different baseball parks up and down the east coast or spend a day in various amusement parks.

It’s staggering how many people that live in a particular city don’t even know their city. Spend a day or even a weekend downtown being a tourist. To make it seem like a real vacation, get a hotel room in the heart of the city. If home is the suburbs of Philadelphia, see the art museum, drive on Kelly Drive, walk through Fairmount Park, visit the Art Museum and visit the zoo or even the Franklin Institute. At night, go take advantage of Old City’s night clubs and bars. The next day, jump into Philadelphia’s vast history. Take a tour of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Constitution Center and Betsy Ross’ house. Go grab a bite to eat in China Town or at the Italian Market. Try something new in your home town.

Known for its exotic and tropical nature, Punta Cana is considered a paradise and becoming one of the most popular new vacation destinations in the Caribbean. It is suggested to have an all-inclusive vacation so that there will be no reason to leave the resort because everything you need is right there and already paid for. Prices vary, so this takes a bit of research.

What ever the vacation, be sure to be surround by some good friends to create lasting memories.

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