Today my son had his final exams and started his summer vacation. Thinking of last year because of the epidemic stay at home, also the day of the final exams, he finished the exams in the morning, the afternoon free, we both said to arrange a trip for my son, where to go? My son wanted to go see the sea. The two of us are also searching for strategies, and decided to go on a self-drive trip to the coast of Shandong at three or four o'clock in the afternoon, first to Lianyungang, Jiangsu, and then northward along the coast to tour the Shandong Peninsula. The departure time is set for tomorrow morning. Ask your mother-in-law if you want to go, the attraction of the sea is regardless of age, usually too lazy to go out with our mother-in-law promised to go. I called my friend and sent the rabbits and turtles to my friend's place to be fostered. The report card will be sent to the teacher, and we will not go to the class meeting, the report card will be sent to us by WeChat. All kinds of packing is finished at eleven o'clock at night, with a little excited mood to sleep.
The topography of Shandong Peninsula is like this.
Before I left, I downloaded a shark bookkeeping app, and throughout the trip, I wrote down every single expense.
The first day, early in the morning between five or six o'clock departure, a car of four people, from the Qinling a day to kill run to Lianyungang, Jiangsu, in the middle in Henan Zhumadian Royal Station attractions to make a short stop, to Lianyungang city hotel almost nine o'clock at night. Outside the hotel not far from the small store to eat a barbecue, seafood dishes too much, naturally, to some seafood. This meal consumption 272 yuan, the price is much cheaper than the mainland of Hubei.
This day's expenses: long-distance gas 645, Chinese food in Zhumadian chow mein 108, dinner 272, room (two rooms) 216, plus scattered spending, the total cost of this day 1251.5 yuan.
The next day, after a night's rest, we had breakfast and drove to Mount Pantai on the Sea with the guidance of the Fun Drive app. The city was very neat, the sea view on the road was also very good, and we also passed a 5km cross-sea bridge, on which you can park, there are sightseeing strips, people are fishing on the bridge, and there are also minivans selling seafood. Unfortunately, we caught the rain, and it was quite heavy, and the Yuntai Mountain did not want to go up to the clouds, so we just drove around the coast. When we returned to the city, the rain stopped and we drove to the city's Zaihaibian Park. This is an open park, free admission. The park was formerly known as Lianyungang Ruigou Beach, but the quality of the sea and beach is average. My son still had a great time, digging in the sand, looking for small fish and crabs.
At that time in Lianyungang took a lot of photos later deleted, borrowed a few photos of others.
After playing with my son for two hours in the sea side park, I firmly pulled him away. I went to Liandao, bought a joint ticket, the whole Liandao can be visited. First in the Dashawan beach bath with my son a few mouthfuls of seawater, and digging a sand pit, finally wait for him to get bored and go to the bath, continue the next trip. Dashawan bathing is very unfriendly, only chargeable bathing places, it seems to be 30 per person.
Leaving Dasha Bay and taking a scenic drive around Liandao, we realized that there were better beaches deeper on Liandao and we would just foolishly consume our time at the first beach we came across. Energy and time didn't allow us to play on that better beach anymore. After going around the island, we went to the parking lot and drove back to the hotel we booked in the city.
Not a family, not a family. The four of us attach great importance to eating, and search online strategy, and find local people to inquire, find the local famous seafood market, bought a bunch of clams, shrimp, sea crabs, oysters, scallops, razor clams, also took a mussel. At the restaurant next to the market, you can have it processed on your behalf, and the processing fee is less than six hundred (400 for seafood, 150 for processing, and 40 for wine). The mussels were eaten twice, half raw with mustard and half fried.
This day's expenses: highway toll (yesterday) 153.2, breakfast 62, Liandao tickets 225, dinner 590, drinks and snacks 20.29, room 236, total 1286.49 yuan.
On the third day, we drove north along the coast in the morning, heading towards Rizhao, driving along the coast and stopping to stroll around when we saw spots of interest. Strolled three beach baths, are not very satisfied. The result was a windfall in the afternoon, not far from Rizhao, where we encountered the kind of wild places to catch the sea, three or four o'clock in the afternoon, there are many locals in the sea with a net to fish for clam seedlings, we also parked down, first in the side of the road to turn over the rocks to catch crabs, and then more and more towards the sea, with my son caught a lot of hermit crabs. My son took a bucket and kept it, and brought it back to Hubei, with a few still alive. My son had quite a good time at this wild beach, and the adults had a good time too.
After arriving in Rizhao in the evening, as usual, eat eat eat eat, in the public review search on a good reputation of the store "old Oriental dumplings seafood", take a taxi to go, continue to eat seafood, their wild razor clams taste quite good. This meal is relatively simple to eat, 258 yuan. In their home for the first time to eat mackerel dumplings, the beginning of the order only a plate, my son alone will dry seven or eight, and ordered a plate.
This day's expenses: highway toll (probably from the day before, there is a delay in the text message) 258, breakfast 32, fruit snacks 51, bought a swimsuit for the child 40, cab 24, dinner 258, room 230, total 893 yuan.
On the fourth day, I got up to find that my son and I had been sunburnt from catching the sea yesterday. In the morning, we left Rizhao and ran to Qingdao. Before we left Rizhao, we bumped into a marine life museum, and my son spent two to three hours inside, and it was noon when we left again.
Rizhao's coastal highway, next to often some very scenic beaches, but also took the trouble to set up some props for people to take pictures, there is a beach and a small church.
When we arrived at Qingdao, we took the cross-harbour tunnel, but we didn't want to take the tunnel to see the scenery, so we agreed to take the time to go around the Qingdao Cross-Harbour Bridge, which is more than 40 kilometers and takes an hour to drive. The bridge and the sea view made us feel that it was worth the time to take a detour. Driving on the bridge was not convenient for taking pictures, so I didn't leave any.
After settling in at the hotel in the evening, we continued to eat and eat and eat. I bought a bunch of seafood from a farmer's market in Qingdao and processed it in a restaurant near the farmer's market, and of course, I had to drink fresh beer in Qingdao. This pile of seafood purchase cost 410 yuan.
. The first meal in Qingdao, ha beer to eat seafood, my son exclaimed: wild razor clams taste great, braised yellowtail is delicious to the soup I finished, oysters and abalone tube full, but also learned to eat pepper prawns.
The day's expenses: breakfast 46, Rizhao Oceanarium tickets 50, snacks 59, toll 31, cab 38, seafood for dinner 410, processing fees, beer 230, room 340, a total of 1,204 yuan.
On the fifth day, the morning started with a drive around the city as recommended by the app, all of which were some of the city's attractions. There were many sailboats and warships moored in the harbor for about an hour. Then I went to the first beach in Qingdao. My son was playing with sand and swimming happily, and with him, he was clamoring for me to take him to the deep water and almost didn't send me away. You need to rent an umbrella for the beach, but of course you don't have to rent one, it's just a matter of keeping the sun on your back. We have a lot of people, or rent an umbrella, rent two hours or long rent, long rent after bargaining 200 yuan, you can not count the time, and then return when you leave.
After leaving the beach, according to the strategy, my wife said to go to eat Qingdao special poke meat, according to the public review to find the first, the queue are more than ten meters, we took the elderly children impatient to wait, and walked two or three kilometers to another, indeed more characteristic, a similar shovel shovel things served up, of course, fresh beer still can not be missing.
Today's expenses: breakfast 89, snacks 39, parking 78, umbrella rental 200, bought a swimming ring for the child 30, cab 20, dinner 340, room 340. total 1136 yuan.
The sixth day, first to Laoshan, the results to Laoshan, the visitor center notice due to windy up the mountain cable car stopped running, a lazy people are reluctant to climb the mountain, so I gave up. Leave Laoshan to take the highway to Weihai.
In Laoshan District, a convenience store, ran into the legendary "white flower snake grass water", buy a bottle to try, the taste is strange, somewhat similar to the taste of salt soda, but harder to drink than salt soda.
Dinner is settled in Weihai, still refer to the public review to find a "people's seafood barbecue", his frozen crab pincers let my wife praise, tongue fish taste good, mackerel dumplings adults and children love to eat, beer is also great. Men can't come to the beach without eating more oysters. It is not expensive, only 251 yuan.
This day's expenses: breakfast 81, gas 311, Chinese food 112, cab 20, dinner 251, room 248, other 27. total 1050 yuan.
On the seventh day, from Weihai to the east to the tip of the Shandong Peninsula into the head, this section of the coastal road is the most beautiful section of the entire journey, just look at the photos is not a complete experience, only to see with their own eyes to have a complete feeling.
Before we left the Weihai City area, we first ran into a seaside playground, and my son played all morning again. Then came what I call the most beautiful section of the coastal road in this trip. There are many wind turbines on both sides of the road.
After arriving at the head of the Chengshan, Chengshan head is circled to charge admission, did not go in, feel the road to come has been very beautiful, no need to buy tickets to go in to worship the temple. From the head of the Chengshan and the original road back to Weihai.
After arriving at Weihai, they continued their westward run to Yantai. On the way, we came across a surprise, another place to catch wild razor clams, where my son and I caught seven or eight wild razor clams, and if it wasn't high tide, we would have gotten enough for a plate. The wild razor clams are thinner and longer than the farmed ones, but they taste good. My son was happy to have a harvest. We also saw someone go into deep water here and grab a bag of oysters.
Almost to the Yantai, the road also passed an ancient fortress, is Shen Teng filming the first riches of the West Rainbow City set. We came down and took pictures outside the gate, but we had to ask for tickets to go in.
Dinner was served at a wild market on the way. I bought some oil cakes, chicken rack and pork heart and lung at the wild market, and it only cost 23 for four people to eat. We stayed in Yantai for the night.
Total expenses for the day: 56 for breakfast, 2 for parking, 58 for snacks, 23 for dinner and 272 for room. 411 RMB.
On the eighth day, we took a boat from Yantai to Changdao Island, and then took a tourist boat from Changdao pier to Ten Thousand Birds Island, the ticket is a bit expensive, 3 adults and 1 child for 780 RMB. However, the children liked it and called the island a fairy attraction. A large flock of seagulls kept surrounding the tour boat, and the children could hold the ham hock in their hands and let the seagulls take it. My wife did her homework in advance and brought 140 ham sausages with her before boarding the boat, making my son the toughest person on the tour boat, feeding the seagulls with ham sausages for three to four hours. My son was super happy. On Temple Island, we ate starfish for the first time, although it was not delicious, but it was a new experience.
Returning by boat, no longer continue to run along the coast to Dongying, take the highway to start the return trip, it was dark, staying in Zibo, dinner simply ate mackerel dumplings and some cold dishes.
This day's expenses: 88 for breakfast, 780 for tickets to Ten Thousand Birds Island, 47 for snacks + bird food on the island, 20 for cab, 97 for grilled squid and starfish on Temple Island, 370 for round-trip ferry tickets to Long Island, 372 for snacks and gifts, 280 for gas, 106 for dinner, 244 for room charges, 206 for highway charges, 15 for others. total 2625 yuan.
Day nine, the morning in Zibo first strolled a museum, after shopping has been noon, directly kill to Kaifeng, my wife can not forget the Kaifeng Henan University night market, the night market in a variety of food, leaving a deep impression of the grilled chicken skin. In the afternoon via a high-speed service area, Shandong high-speed service area luxury, really opened my eyes, the service area inside the facilities have been quite luxurious, outside actually also parked artillery, aircraft.
This day's expenses: 117 for breakfast, 52 for snacks, 390 for gas, 238 for room, 177 for highway expenses, 112 for various snacks at the night market of Heda for dinner. total 1086 yuan.
On the tenth day, I took the highway from Kaifeng and ran back to northwest of E. Go home to rest.
Expenses for the day: breakfast 99, highway toll 232. total 331 yuan.
The driving trip was a total of ten days with four people, often forgoing lunch and having a snack in the car in order to catch up with the road. The main meal is usually placed in the evening, this did not save, eating are more sumptuous, everyone because of the dinner to get a strong sense. Accommodation is generally 7 days or such as home.
Total spending: 1251.5+1286.49+893+1204+1136+1050+411+2625+1086+331=11,274 yuan.
Overall, the trip's feelings are mainly, Shandong coastal highway scenery is very beautiful, coastal cities seafood compared to the mainland is truly cheap, children catch the sea, feeding seagulls super happy. We control the daily itinerary, not to feel very tired, plus a sumptuous dinner. The total cost of the trip is not too high. Everyone is more satisfied.
Highly recommended for summer driving family trip to Shandong Peninsula, but unfortunately I can not spend the summer with my children this year.
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