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Old 09-19-2017, 06:58 AM
 
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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!
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:53 AM
 
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Asheville!
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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Nashville is awesome!
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:05 AM
 
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I would vote for Quebec City, like a quick & fun weekend in France, with the proviso I have never been to Montreal or Savannah (which might also be good but June in the Deep South doesn't appeal to me). Halifax is nice if you are a bit of an Anglophile & want a less urban retreat.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:03 AM
 
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I would vote for Quebec City, like a quick & fun weekend in France, with the proviso I have never been to Montreal or Savannah (which might also be good but June in the Deep South doesn't appeal to me). Halifax is nice if you are a bit of an Anglophile & want a less urban retreat.
I hear such wonderful things about Quebec City. However, non-stop service to Quebec in June seems to routinely cost upwards of $550, and I think we're better off saving Quebec for when we have a full week's vacation and can comfortably drive 8 hours to the destination and perhaps combine with Montreal.

Really appreciate this and the other suggestions so far. I lived for 3 years in North Carolina and never made it to Asheville; and Nashville just seems like so much fun.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:24 AM
 
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Asheville is certainly my vote.. Flying out from the West Coast to Asheville in October myself
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:36 AM
 
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I hear such wonderful things about Quebec City. However, non-stop service to Quebec in June seems to routinely cost upwards of $550, and I think we're better off saving Quebec for when we have a full week's vacation and can comfortably drive 8 hours to the destination and perhaps combine with Montreal.

Really appreciate this and the other suggestions so far. I lived for 3 years in North Carolina and never made it to Asheville; and Nashville just seems like so much fun.
Montreal is even closer - 90 minutes by air - and shares many aspects of Quebec City. Google flights showed airfares around $250 in June.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:07 AM
 
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All of those cities are nice options for 3 days. I would pick QBC for the better weather and more of a city experience that time of year. Savannah and Charleston are pretty awful in the daytime over summer.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:07 AM
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:18 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.
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