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Planning a family vacation summer of 2011. Do I need to make hotel reservations each...

Planning a family vacation summer of 2011. Do I need to make hotel reservations each night or will we be plenty of hotel options to stay at when we get there?
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     asked this on January 05, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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When we went for a family vaca, it was packed! I would suggest booking ahead of time. You might also want to look into camping. There are campgrounds all over the place- it's cheaper and a lot more fun.
  • Lacy
     answered this on June 24, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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Go to www.blackhillsbadlands.com or www.travelsd.com You will find all of the awesome activities, more than you could imagine, on either sites.
  • An anonymous user
     answered this on April 12, 2011 at 02:05 PM
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Find one place to stay, as a base camp. Moving around is really not necessary since all of the sites are within a short easy drive. From the Black Hills the longest trip would be Devil' Tower which is 2.5 hours ...a good day trip. Motel rooms could be in short supply, depending on when you are coming. Reminder...Motorcycle Rally is August 6-14. Have a great time!
  • An anonymous user
     answered this on April 12, 2011 at 02:00 PM
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I find that traveling with a group anywhere it is best to have evening stops planned out in advance. You can end up spending way too much time trying to find a place last minute which means you lose time at your attraction. It also adds to stress which leads to unhappy travelers. Book places outside of the area of the attractions you want to see. Prices will be lower than booking them on location as well as availability greater, so either an hour or two drive before the next attraction or after the last one in the direction of travel. It is good to have a free night
here or there,, one or two during a seven day trip to make up for misjudged travel times or unplanned for stops. But always plan the first night and the last night of travel so you have a goal location and a reasonable ride back home.
  • An anonymous user
     answered this on January 12, 2011 at 02:09 PM
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The Black Hills/Mount Rushmore area is a really popular summer spot, within road-trip range of big Midwest metro areas like Chicago as well as Denver. So yes, I'd recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. You can usually always cancel up to 48-72 hours ahead of time, though check the fine print. Of course, the area is geared up to cater to the summer tourist influx, but the better spots (including camping areas) will go quickly! Have fun. The Black Hills are on my list to visit with my family!
  • An anonymous user
     answered this on January 06, 2011 at 08:59 AM
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