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Americans and Travel Main kinds of travel Americans enjoy Day trips usually close to home, in-state Weekend Getaways sometimes by plane/mainly by car Sightseeing usually fly somewhere and rent a car or join a tour group Vacation by plane or car Day trips

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main kinds of travel americans enjoy
Main kinds of travel Americans enjoy
  • Day trips

usually close to home, in-state

  • Weekend Getaways

sometimes by plane/mainly by car

  • Sightseeing

usually fly somewhere and rent a car or join a tour group

  • Vacation

by plane or car

day trips
Day trips
  • Usually driving 2-3 hours, maximum
  • Typically stay in-state
  • Sometimes for shopping [Ikea/Pittsburgh]
  • Day-trips from Columbus:
    • Amish Country
    • Cleveland
    • Cincinnati
weekend getaways
Weekend getaways
  • If by car:

Indianapolis

Chicago

Pittsburgh

Hocking Hills

  • If by plane:

Chicago

New York City

Boston

Las Vegas

Washington, DC

sightseeing
Sightseeing
  • Common trips from Columbus
      • Niagara Falls
      • Great Smoky Mountains
      • Great Lakes
  • US National Parks (www.nps.gov)
      • Grand Canyon
      • Yellowstone
      • Mt. Rushmore
      • Yosemite
      • Rocky Mountain National Park
great smoky mountains
Great Smoky Mountains

http://www.nps.gov/grsm/

vacation
Vacation
  • Two main kinds of vacations:
      • Beach Vacation
      • Ski Vacation
      • Disney World
  • If leaving the country:
      • European Vacation
      • Cruise Vacation
disney world
Disney World
  • Most typical first “big” vacation for small children and new families.
  • Adults go there too though…
  • Magic Kingdom is the most famous…EPCOT features many countries.
  • www.disneyworld.com
ski vacation25
Ski Vacation
  • Local
    • Mad River Mountain
      • www.skimadriver.com
    • Snow Trails Ski Resort
      • www.snowtrails.com
  • Distant
    • Boyne Mountain [MI]
    • Seven Springs [WV]
    • New England
      • Vermont
      • Maine
    • West
      • Colorado
      • Utah
indoor water parks great for kids
Indoor Water Parks Great for kids!!
  • A new sort of adventure
  • Several in Ohio
    • Fort Rapids [Columbus!!]
    • Kalahari
    • Castaway Bay
    • Great Wolf Lodge
    • Complete list of Ohio indoor water parks
presentation assignment
Presentation Assignment
  • Plan a trip

1) Introduce the destination

2) Explain goals of the trip

3) Describe the logistics and time-frame

Each student will give a 3-4 minute presentation about an actual trip you want to take. Afterward, I can help you plan it.