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Old 10-17-2017, 08:44 AM
 
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One of the Caribbean Islands that was not effected by a hurricane this season?
I was considering a January "take the edge off" long weekend. A non-stop to St Thomas and ferry to Tortola was at the top of my list. I'm paying attention to the rebuilding. Some hotels will likely manage to get back online by Christmas.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:08 AM
 
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And the nearby Hill Country should not be missed!
Why is that, been to San Anton, what is hill country? How far away? etc.

Frankly I'd go to Fl, before snow birds make their mass flight there.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:15 AM
 
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Thanks all for your responses.
I have been to San Antonio-enjoyed it

I was looking more like good dining , walking, hanging at the beach, not necessarily diving or swimming .

I may make something in FL final . Thanks again.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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Yes Florida is just fine after Irma. Still mid-80s here right now. Sarasota-Venice area is also a very nice area - great beaches and things to do. But if you want city-life activities, not so much.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: SW France
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Why is that, been to San Anton, what is hill country? How far away? etc.

Frankly I'd go to Fl, before snow birds make their mass flight there.

It's easy to google the Texas Hill Country. The area starts fairly close to San Antonio- easily under an hour, and is an extensive area of gently undulating terrain (it's not called the Hill Country for nothing!) with quaint towns dotted around.

Many have been German influenced as witnessed by such names as Fredericksburg, the self styled capital of the region.

I've been there a few times and have never been disappointed by the beauty and relaxing feel.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:38 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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The Hill Country in Texas is great, but be aware you'll need a car because you'll be driving around to the various small towns, etc. It is not a place where you plop down in one place and that's it.
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:12 AM
 
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Someone up above mentioned Charleston. You'll find good food, walkability around historical downtown, and access to several beaches (albeit not as sexy as Miami beaches). Definitely consider it!
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Seattle Eastside
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Depends what you like to do. I'd go to New Mexico. I like the feel much more than AZ.
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:03 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Whats to re-build in Florida? Maybe some of the Florida Keys? I would suggest Miami or St.Pete/Clearwater. It will still be warm.
actually... FL could use a 'refresh'....

My recent visit to your area and surrounds (After a 25 yr absence) I found it very 'long-in-the-tooth' / worn out / overcrowded ... I will admit, I had previously only found St Augustine to be a very attractive city, but... I am coming to the Panhandle in Nov, so could still be won over.

There are probably 'screaming bargains' to some of the outlying Caribbean Islands that were spared havoc, and they need the revenue. SWA was still offering $44 fares to some of the Caribbean last I checked.

Definitely beats a flight to the west coast or AZ if trip is short.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:09 AM
 
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I was considering a January "take the edge off" long weekend. A non-stop to St Thomas and ferry to Tortola was at the top of my list. I'm paying attention to the rebuilding. Some hotels will likely manage to get back online by Christmas.
I would add St. Croix to that list as well. It is a very short flight by seaplane between St. Thomas and St. Croix!
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