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Old 09-19-2017, 11:41 AM
 
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Thanks again everyone. We have been to Montreal and Chicago and both are great. Agree about the humidity in SC and GA in the summer, but I'm hoping/thinking early June wouldn't be too bad. I used to live in North Carolina and remember how terrible August was.
June in Asheville usually isn't bad. It's cooler and less humid than the rest of the state. You can spend a day enjoying Biltmore, spend a day on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and a day strolling around downtown.

If you go to Biltmore though, I would get tickets early. It's going to be crowded with the Dale Chihuly exhibit opening in May. (Which, IMO, is reason enough to go!! I'm excited about this exhibit!)
Chihuly at Biltmore - Daytime
Chihuly Nights at Biltmore
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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You can do both Charleston and Savannah if you rent a car and get a taste of both cities, but will be hot and humid in June
Quebec City, Halifax I would think June weather would be better than the above for walking and exploring
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I would vote QBC. One of the coolest, most unique places in North America.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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I'm turning 40 in June and my wife and I would like to spend 3 nights someplace fun and interesting that is reachable by air from NYC in under 3 hours or so. We're not interested in beach destinations and were thinking something either culturally interesting and/or beautiful - we like architecture and natural beauty, and prefer walkable cities that we can spend hours exploring by foot.

A few thoughts of places that we've never been are Quebec City, Halifax, Charleston, Savannah and Nashville. I'd love to hear any other suggestions or comments on those options. Thanks!
If you are willing to stretch your flight time a little, I would suggest Iceland. Even though you are spending more time in the air the time differences work out well so you don't really lose much time on the ground if you left Thursday evening and return on a Monday.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:59 PM
 
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If you are willing to stretch your flight time a little, I would suggest Iceland. Even though you are spending more time in the air the time differences work out well so you don't really lose much time on the ground if you left Thursday evening and return on a Monday.
Thanks. We absolutely LOVE Iceland but want to do a return visit when we're traveling with our daughter (age 4) who loves looking at pictures of our trip from before she was born. This is strictly a 3 night thing without her, and I really can't stretch the timing because 3 days and 3 nights of babysitting is already very taxing on my in laws. So really we want a situation where we can catch a morning flight and be at our destination just a couple of hours later.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:01 PM
 
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You can do both Charleston and Savannah if you rent a car and get a taste of both cities, but will be hot and humid in June
Quebec City, Halifax I would think June weather would be better than the above for walking and exploring
Thanks. With only 3 nights and not wanting to move around too much, we'd probably pick 1 of the cities and save the other for a return trip. Canadian airfare seems to be a lot more expensive (perhaps because of int'l fees and taxes) so I have a feeling we're going to end up in one of Charleston/Savannah/Asheville/Nashville.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Thanks again everyone. We have been to Montreal and Chicago and both are great. Agree about the humidity in SC and GA in the summer, but I'm hoping/thinking early June wouldn't be too bad. I used to live in North Carolina and remember how terrible August was.
Depending on where you go in SC or GA in June, it can be absolutely miserable. If you stick to the coast, it's not as bad, but it's still wicked hot and flipping humid. Just avoid peak hurricane season!
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:01 PM
 
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Why not go upstate and tour some area? It'd be cheaper and less stressful bc you don't have to worry about the flights going well.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:20 PM
 
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Newport, Rhode Island for the mansions tour. great location for 3 days of visits to the old playground of the rich.

or on to Massachusetts, and visit the 2 islands, for old town feel

or tour the sites of Washington DC

St. Augustine, Florida for a tour of the First Spanish city of the USA.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:16 AM
 
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Why not go upstate and tour some area? It'd be cheaper and less stressful bc you don't have to worry about the flights going well.
My wife and I lived in upstate NY for college and have been back many times since for reunions, and we're kind of looking for someplace new this time around. Lots of great things to see and do upstate though for sure.
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