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Old 10-20-2017, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Austin
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What are your suggestions for a 5-6 day trip to a nice warm destination in November within the US from NY ?
Cabo or Puerto Vallarta.
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:01 PM
 
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Head to Seista Key Beach in Florida, nicest beach I've ever seen including Jamacia or the Bahammas
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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I vacation in Florida in November. I prefer to park my car and not have to drive. I like to stay on the beach or as close to it as possible----I don't want to drive to the beach. All of the being said, here are my choices:

1) Delray Beach (east coast)--close to Miami, but far more relaxing, imo. I like Wright by the Sea (and it's story) or even the Marriott. You'll have to rent a car to drive to your destination (or uber), but then you can walk or take the free golf cart ride.

2) Hollywood, FL (east coast)--this is my quick getaway. Love the Broadwalk and the new Margarativille, although I also like the independent places right on the Broadwalk. Can Uber from the airport and it's only about a 5 or 10 minute ride. Don't need a car.

3) Pass A Grille (west side, near St Pete Beach), famous for the Don Cesar (technically I think that may be St Pete Beach, but really close), but I stay at local inns. Known for smallest main street. And that should tell you how quiet it is. But I love the beach and the locals and the sunset cruises (bring your own wine). Can walk the area easily. Beautiful sunsets.

4) Sanibel/Captiva (Ft Myers area): SW Gulf so very warm. Definitely need a car. Famous shelling beach so you'll not be laying on the sand on a towel there. Very bikeable. I think the speed limit is like 25 mph on the whole island. I don't think there's any nightlife to speak of. I love rum, though, and there is a rum bar, Doc Ford's that I enjoy.

5) Siesta Key: Gorgeous beach. Just gorgeous. I was not a fan of downtown Siesta Key. There is golf cart transport. And SKOB (siesta key oyster bar). Everything closes early.

I'd also throw Savannah, GA out there. I adore that city and Tybee Island is an easy drive.
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:40 PM
 
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Depends what you like to do. I'd go to New Mexico. I like the feel much more than AZ.
Las Cruces has grown a tad in the last couple decades and IMO a good way! Carlsbad Caverns National Park? One of the crown jewels in the National Park System IMO.

Several people have mentioned San Antonio/Hill Country in central and east Texas. I'm good w/ that. West of the hill country, speaking of caverns is the Sonora Caverns, ten miles off I-10. Not as massive as Carlsbad Caverns, but still impressive. About 4 hours west of that is the McDonald Observatory, maybe 40 miles south of the interstate. Absolutely stunning! When I think of astronomy, that's the first thing I think of. Pull up the McDonald Observatory website-it is one impressive place!
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Seattle Eastside
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I really enjoyed San Antonio as well.
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:07 AM
 
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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.
I've been to those places and I think San Antonio, The Hill Country, and Austin are underrated destinations. Let me talk about some of the things you can do in that area.

1. Eat great Mexican food in San Antonio

2. Take a boat cruise down the River Walk. Than walk the same distance.

3. Tour the Alamo.

4. Visit Fredericksburg on your way up to the Hill Country. Its an interesting town settled by Germans.

5. Enjoy the view from your car as you travel through the scenic hill country.

6. Visit the LBJ Ranch which is now a national historic monument.

7. In Austin, tour the interesting state capitol building.

8. Find your way in Austin to a good barbeque restaurant. Austin has some of the best in the country.

You can do all this in about four to five days. A full week would give you time to do it at a leisurely pace.
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Old 10-23-2017, 05:28 AM
 
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Head to Seista Key Beach in Florida, nicest beach I've ever seen including Jamacia or the Bahammas
It's a beautiful beach, but not Jamaica beautiful. I frequent both and I can say that Jamaica has much nicer beaches...hands down (and no sharks to worry about)
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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There is always Hawaii.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:52 AM
 
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What are your suggestions for a 5-6 day trip to a nice warm destination in November within the US from NY ?

My short list so far was

Miami
St Pete Clearwater
Hilton Head SC
Scottsdale


( we have been to NOLA , Orlando , San Diego, Vegas , Austin )


Thank you in advance

Clearwater beach is not a bad choice. We prefer family/local style visits, coming from NY. So a little north to Honeymoon Island is just as good ,without the crowds. You can visit beaches south to Sanibel Island, and visit each beach for a beach day.

St. Augustine is A good choice as well. Can stay in Historic St Augustine, or at the Anastasia Beach area. Quick drive from hear to other Atlantic Beaches.

Hollywood Beach is pretty good choice as well, with a very long broadwalk, and the well kept beach zone. Dania beach nearby works for family style, pack a cooler type beach, With a fishing pier and restaurant. Pretty good, without the hi rises.
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Ithaca, New York
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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