Doona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3776 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 5223 times:
Try visiting smaller places. I recommend St. Augustine, FL. Really nice historic town, with plenty of things to see and do, including an excellent winery. I was there a couple of years ago, and even though I was not yet 21, they didn't check at the winery... Fly to JAX, rent a car, and you're there in no-time.
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
AndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5206 times:
Yeah, go to hot and humid Florida.
UTA, California is still way better than some of the other places in the US. For couples, specially, there are several 'small town' areas that are incredibly romantic and pretty to visit. From SFO, you have the Monterey/Carmel area. There is also the Napa Valley area, world renowned as very pretty.
My personal favorites are the small towns located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The drive is very pretty and the towns as well. So come to the SMF and we'll show you around, plus I can give you, for a small fee, experience with children.
And remember, while areas of California are known to be hot, nights are usually cool and the weather is hardly ever humid.
Texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4291 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5184 times:
Chicago and Boston are both great. As is Austin. For smaller places, check out South Lake Tahoe, NV/CA (Sabena332 had previously stated it is one of his favorite places in the US). Lots to do in terms of drinking, eating, shopping, gambling, in addition to some of the absolutely most breathtaking scenery in the States.
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7814 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5164 times:
Quoting KROC (Reply 5): I would check out Savannah Ga. Historic town with lots of stuff to see and do. The Hampton Roads area in Virginia is an excellent place. Charleston SC, same reasons as Savannah.
All three are good choices. With plenty of variety and lots of history.
I'd also say this is a decent time to go to Arizona as it is off season and insanely hot. Fly into Phoenix, maybe spend a full day or so there, then go up to Sedona, Flagstaff, and the Grand Canyon. You could easily spend a week up there. And as it is the off season (except for the Grand Canyon) rental cars and hotels should be far more reasonable.
YeahitsK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5121 times:
Quoting DesertJets (Reply 10): I'd also say this is a decent time to go to Arizona as it is off season and insanely hot. Fly into Phoenix, maybe spend a full day or so there, then go up to Sedona, Flagstaff, and the Grand Canyon.
Good suggestion if you are looking for a place with some hot weather. Sedona is amazing, be sure to book a jeep tour should you go there. After going to Sedona, you notice a lot of TV commercials that were filmed there. There's no other place that looks quite like it. Tucson is an interesting destination as well if you are interested in seeing a desert or are interested in military aviation.
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7440 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5099 times:
take a tour of the Graceland site, see Elvis's monument. There's Beale Street, where you can sample some of the great blues clubs and music scene. There's a cable car to Mudd Island, take in a Memphis Red Birds minor league baseball game if they're playing a home game. Then there's BNA, Music city, Opryland. Tennessee has alot to see
Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 7): I would go and check Honolulu/Waikiki if I were you. They are remarkable places to visit and always have good weather. Not sure if CO flies there though... could codeshare with Northwest.
Daily nonstop to HNL from LAX and EWR. Twice daily service from IAH and a daily nonstop to OGG from LAX (till September 5th)