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Old 07-11-2011, 08:12 PM
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I've been unemployed for almost a year and still have plenty of money in my bank account. I can more than affort a week long adventure somewhere in the Northeast US.

I'm already familiar with the Mt Washington area in NH. Nice.

I want to visit a similar place, in Mass, NH, Maine, Vermont or NY.

Can someone make some suggestions?
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:16 PM
Location: now nyc
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Why not try the Hamptons?

Especially good if you 'have a lot of money in the bank'
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:54 PM
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Perhaps Lake George/Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs. Maybe the Lake Placid/Saranac Lake/Tipper Lake area in the Adirondacks(aka the Tri Lakes area) of NY. Plattsburgh might also work. Maybe even Old Forge.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:26 AM
Location: Boston
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You're looking for a natural getaway? Try Baxter State Park in Maine. Absolutely beautiful. Acadia and Bar Harbor would be worth it on the coast, but not cheap.

Bethel, ME is a nice little Mountiain Village (near Sunday River Ski Area) with a good amount to do.

Burlington, VT would be a nice spot to get away to as the city itself is active and it's on the fringe of the outdoors. I'd also suggest Naples, ME for the lake/mountain activities there.

My top pick would be to head just north of the border to Quebec City. It has gorgeous natural surroundings (wonderful waterfall, mountains, forests, and the St. Lawrence) and the city itself is incredibly cosmopolitan without being overwhelmingly large (so easy to drive, park and walk). It's fairly affordable too. A 4-star hotel (If you can afford it, the Chateau Frontenac is THE place to stay, but the Loews Le Concorde is generally my go-to on a smaller budget) won't set you back too much and there are a number of unique, affordable places in the Old City. I can't emphasize enough how awesome Quebec City is. There really is no place else like it. I'll be there in August for 4 days. It's the best of both worlds (urban and natural).As someone who spent a lot of time in New England growing up (we had a vacation home in North Conway, NH... sold it, and bought another in Bethel, ME), I think Quebec City and that area blows almost anything in New England out of the water.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:19 PM
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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i second lake george, ny. there's hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, parasailing, whitewater rafting, beaches, amusement parks, boat rentals, go karts, fireworks every thursday night i believe, and a cool downtown area. we went there last year, it's an awesome place and it doesn't shut down at dusk, the sidewalks, stores, and waterfront have plenty of activity late at night.

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