Vacation Ideas

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    Apr 17, 2010 10:21 PM GMT
    Hey Guys,

    I'm planning a five day get-away around Memorial Day. I know there are season travelers on this site and I thought I'd solicited your opinions on some great domestic travel destinations. Thanks!
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    Apr 17, 2010 10:36 PM GMT
    That was "seasoned" travelers.
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    Apr 17, 2010 10:48 PM GMT
    There's a direct flight from Orlando to Buffalo, NY via Southwest and you could simply run across the border to Niagara Falls, Canada and enjoy the falls, Canada's wine country - Niagara on the Lake and the surrounding areas. Then swing up to Toronto (about an hour and 20 minutes away from Niagara) and enjoy a walk around the city and dinner. A lot of fun things to do and great scenery. I know you said domestic...but Niagara Falls is better on the Canadian side!
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    Apr 17, 2010 10:48 PM GMT
    Done P'cola?
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    Apr 17, 2010 10:51 PM GMT
    My vote is for SF and Wine Country - Napa/Sonoma. 5 days would be enough time to explore both.
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    Apr 17, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
    It depends on what kind of vacay you are looking for. I live in LA and am obviously partial to that and all the fun and different things there are to do here. Though SF and wine country are great too. Some people like Palm Springs (I think it's where the old gays go to die). Las Vegas is a good time. I had a blast in Detroit over New Years. Colorado is great for hiking mountain biking and river rafting. NYC is obvious. If you are looking for camping, my favourite camping place is Zion National Park in Utah, absolutely beautiful.
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    Apr 18, 2010 12:22 AM GMT
    Consider going somewhere you haven't been before as a factor in making your choice.
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    Apr 18, 2010 12:41 AM GMT
    I have been thinking about getting away during that time also. My sister wants me to come visit her in Michigan because her girl friend is going away that weekend. I usually do that during the last part of July or first part of August to get out of the heat here. So not sure where I am going yet. The wine country sounds kind of good as well as doing a little partying in another big city. So maybe Sonoma with a couple of days in SF thrown in?
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    Apr 18, 2010 2:48 AM GMT
    We had a lot of fun doing the wine tasting route in Napa (stay at a bed & breakfast, it'll be worth it!) Second bit of advice is to hire a taxi/limo (if more than one person, it's not that bad, esp when you consider a DUI). We were there for three days, and wished we had one more day.

    Provincetown, Mass was a lot of fun when we were there. Just seemed like it was a really good mix of people.

    Las Vegas has been fun. We've stayed at the Venetian. We like that because it's a comfortable room to just relax in.

    DC has a whole bunch of museums to get lost in, and a very active nightlife.

    Portland, OR is my second-favorite city on the West Coast, and is a really relaxing time. My favorite goes to Vancouver, B.C. It's incredibly vibrant.

    Bottom line is what you're into doing. Camping/hiking/outdoors? Culture/theatre/eating out? Meeting people?

    Whatever you do, have fun!
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    Apr 18, 2010 5:09 AM GMT
    If you have a passport I'd consider the Yucatan peninsula, given your location. A few days on the beach or diving at Playa del Carmen or Tulum, then a day trip to see Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza. That would be a good trip.
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    Apr 18, 2010 7:50 AM GMT
    I second San Francisco! I went there for spring break by myself and loved it. The weather is going to be nicer too. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 21, 2010 12:16 AM GMT
    Thanks guys these are some great idea. I'll think about all of them carefully. Any other suggestions are welcome too.