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We are going to leave the kids behind and go away someplace for an anniversary trip. Tossed around a few ideas, but now are back at Square 1. Here are some things we are looking at:

-Someplace East of the Mississippi would be ideal because my wife doesn't want to do a longer flight and it's a short trip.
-Ideal if near a beach, but want plenty of things to do away from the beach.
-Good restaurants, wineries would be nice.

Our go to spot is California for a trip like this, but we are not going to go that route this year due to the distance. Started looking in NC/SC, but wondering if it will be too hot to do anything away from the beach/pool.
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I would check out the north fork of Long Island. It has everything you’re looking for.
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Bahamas
Bermuda
Montreal
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Key West or a combo trip upper/lower keys. (Unless beach is super important, then disregard or include a 1-2 day stayover in Miami or Ft Laud - their beaches are way better.)

Keys have some nice beaches, but they're really known for reef snorkeling, fun sunset cruises, interesting history, beautiful views, fishing, kayaking, SUP, great eats, clubs/good live music scene. Some direct flights from NE. Not a cheap destination ordinarily...but now particularly, prices are quite high...but a great little destination nonetheless.
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PumpkinBoard wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 11:52 am I would check out the north fork of Long Island. It has everything you’re looking for.
I agree with this idea.
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livesoft wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 12:20 pm Bahamas
Bermuda
Montreal
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Does Canada open its border yet? I've been waiting to visit Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria, etc.

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livesoft wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 12:20 pm Bahamas
Bermuda
Montreal
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Bermuda was an absolute favorite. Montreal is ace, in a French romantic way.
All are not easy to get to though.
How about Florida pan handle? I thought Clearwater was awesome
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Charlottesville, VA
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We did a trip to the Outer Banks a few years back. Stayed near Kitty Hawk. It's mostly beach stuff, but there are other things to do. We took surfing lessons. Went parasailing. Did some night paddle boarding. Took hang gliding lessons on the beach and then did a tandem tow up to 2,000 feet and glided over the area. Probably not everyone's idea of a romantic getaway, but we loved it.
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davebo wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 11:49 am We are going to leave the kids behind and go away someplace for an anniversary trip. Tossed around a few ideas, but now are back at Square 1. Here are some things we are looking at:

-Someplace East of the Mississippi would be ideal because my wife doesn't want to do a longer flight and it's a short trip.
-Ideal if near a beach, but want plenty of things to do away from the beach.
-Good restaurants, wineries would be nice.

Our go to spot is California for a trip like this, but we are not going to go that route this year due to the distance. Started looking in NC/SC, but wondering if it will be too hot to do anything away from the beach/pool.
I'd do Key West...phenomenal weather, great location, tons of great restaurants.
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Key West and other southern destinations are too hot in the summer. How about Nantucket?
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davebo wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 11:49 am We are going to leave the kids behind and go away someplace for an anniversary trip. Tossed around a few ideas, but now are back at Square 1. Here are some things we are looking at:


-Someplace East of the Mississippi would be ideal because my wife doesn't want to do a longer flight and it's a short trip.
-Ideal if near a beach, but want plenty of things to do away from the beach.
-Good restaurants, wineries would be nice.

France, Spain, Italy check all boxes, but after the restrictions are eased.
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Hilton Head

So much to do there, has great beaches, and close enough for day trip to Savanah and maybe Charleston if you want to mix it up a little.
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Watch Hill or Newport, RI.
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How about portland maine?

We are planning to go to kennebunkport and portland this year.

Usually we go to europe twice a year but cant this time.

Our plan is to travel to maine sometime in august september. Cant go wrong there with the milder temps.
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Edgartown, MA (on Martha’s Vineyard)

Check out the Charlotte Inn.
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Not E of MSR, but CO mountains & hot springs hard to beat.
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Picasso wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 4:57 pm Edgartown, MA (on Martha’s Vineyard)

Check out the Charlotte Inn.
We've stayed there.
I had heard about the Charlotte Inn for ages, and was not disappointed when we finally had a chance to stay there.

It was charming, and the restaurant area is very special indeed, beyond the food, which was also great.

If that type of location would work, you should at least consider it.
But there are no resort type things to do. It's not on a beach, and doesn't have a pool.
It all depends upon what type of vacation you want.

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I'm a fan of Franklin County, Florida if you want to be at the beach and get away from the world. It's a sparsely populated area. A couple of nice towns (Apalachicola and Carrabelle). The beaches are nice but not the nicest. What is nice is that there aren't many people there. Places like St. George Island and Alligator Point you can find a house to yourself for under $200/night. Not sure what is still available but we have a cabin on the lake with a private beach and pool we're going to in a few weeks for $150/night. Also lots of bay areas and several beautiful state parks in the area that are good for kayaking and such, as well as fishing opportunities.
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Jamaica. All Inclusive. East of the Mississippi.

Great time.
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Door County Wisconsin. Great weather in the summer, clean, scenic, many things to do. Boat excursions, biking Peninsula State Park, wine tours, ghost tours, hiking, cute small towns on the water with excellent restaurants, ice cream shops, and fun local shops. Theatre under the Stars, in the park in the evening.
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Stay around or in historic Charleston. Hit the beaches during the day (there are a bunch within 45 minutes) and have dinner and explore Charleston at night when the sun is not directly overhead. Plenty of excellent restaurants to choose from. Go visit Beaufort for a side excursion, a little over an hour away. Savannah is about 2 hours away, so would need an earlier start to the day. If the weather is not beach friendly for any day, there are plenty of things to do in Charleston.

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Asheville NC checks all the boxes except the beach. Wilmington NC (Wrightsville Beach or Topsail Beach just north of ILM) check all the boxes except the wineries. You could do both but drive between them is almost 6 hrs via I40.
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Picasso wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 4:57 pm Edgartown, MA (on Martha’s Vineyard)

Check out the Charlotte Inn.
+1 The Charlotte Inn is lovely.
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Something like a Sandals type resort in the Caribbean? Maybe not enough outside of the beach activities?

I'd try to avoid any vacation where I had to rely on a rental car. Not only are they expensive (I've seen $200/day on some recent searches), but availability on the reservations has been very limited and even a reservation doesn't guarantee one. Better to fly in, take a taxi/shuttle (do they have Uber/Lyft outside the US?) and be able to stay physically at the resort.
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