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Old 08-30-2011, 05:32 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Charleston and Savannah are great towns. I'd probably go there. Maybe take a trip down to St. Augustine.
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Probably anywhere in the south east. I would say St. Augustine is a really nice place to visit, if your into touring the oldest city in the country.
I've never thought of St. Augustine before ... What is there to do in that city?
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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It's been a while since I've been there, but check out Florida Historic | Destin Hotel | Orlando Vacation Home at Floridahistoriccoast.com.
Lots of history.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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I've never thought of St. Augustine before ... What is there to do in that city?
It wouldn't take too long to see St. Augustine.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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You said you don't want the cold, but perhaps it's worth bundle up a bit for one week of Christmas Markets in Austria or Germany. Wonderful events where all merchants speak English for the sake of tourists from all over the world. You can combine the whole winter wonderland shebang (sleigh ride, hot mule wine, caroling, gingerbread, etc.) with your wish for a European trip that includes cultural activities (Mozart's home, St Peter's Abbey, Hohensalzburg Castle...) and culinary delights (wine, beer, chocolate, Sacher and Linzer tortes, Tyrol apple strudels, Salzburger soufflés, Tyrol dumplings...) There are guide tours if you don't want to travel alone. Travel with a tour would help a bit with the weather too (hotels and tour buses are heated.)

One week in Europe (to whet your appetite for future trips) and the other two weeks in the States, that way you'll have the best of both worlds.

And no, it won't be sub-zero weather. At least not sub-zero Fahrenheit. Zero Celsius is only 32F.

PS: I would call myself a Californian, with 26 years living in OC, and if I could handle Austrian Christmas Market with just jeans, parka with hood, gloves, and scarf, then you could too! My husband is called by his family "one of the original California beach bums", with 54 years living on Main Beach of Laguna Beach, and he was fine in Salzburg. Take a chance!
I did Salzburg one year for Christmas and New Year... it was magical...
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I did Salzburg one year for Christmas and New Year... it was magical...
Great idea!
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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Probably anywhere in the south east. I would say St. Augustine is a really nice place to visit, if your into touring the oldest city in the country.
I'm not a big Florida fan, but I did enjoy St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach. I found it to be "normal" or "middle of the road". Not trashy like Daytona Beach or Panama City, but then not super rich mega high rises and trendy restaurants either. Just regular. St. Augustine Beach is nice without huge skyscrapers, just regular hotels and condos, well kept. And the town has a nice walking and shopping area as well.

However, I'd say there is not much there to hold ones interest beyond 2-3 days, unless you are just planning on veging out on the beach for a week.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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I've never thought of St. Augustine before ... What is there to do in that city?
Not a huge amount of stuff really. There is a nice pedestrian area with shops, restaurants and an old fort worth exploring that is made out of carbonized sea shells. There are a number of historical buildings. The central town sits on an inlet from the ocean.

Then a few miles away is St. Augustine Beach, with well, the beach, and it's a nice beach, probably cool in winter though.

I stayed there for 2 days back in 2007, it was nice enough but unless I was coming down to be a beach bum for a week and chill out, I didn't find much to hold my interest beyond that weekend. I would go again.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Not a huge amount of stuff really. There is a nice pedestrian area with shops, restaurants and an old fort worth exploring that is made out of carbonized sea shells. There are a number of historical buildings. The central town sits on an inlet from the ocean.

Then a few miles away is St. Augustine Beach, with well, the beach, and it's a nice beach, probably cool in winter though.

I stayed there for 2 days back in 2007, it was nice enough but unless I was coming down to be a beach bum for a week and chill out, I didn't find much to hold my interest beyond that weekend. I would go again.
Yeah ... I was thinking of a Orlando trip and doing a day trip to St. Augustine ...
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:34 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Yeah ... I was thinking of a Orlando trip and doing a day trip to St. Augustine ...
This is NOT as close as it seems. FL is pretty long and drawn out.
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:39 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I did Salzburg one year for Christmas and New Year... it was magical...
Oh yes, it truly is. I also added Nuremberg, Munich, and Zurich to my Christmas holiday in the same region. (the outdoor flowers were not too good... but the gardens showed promise (large and plentiful)

Weather can be kind of 'sloshee'
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