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Old 11-16-2017, 05:58 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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La Jolla / San Diego would be very nice, EZ, and interesting (plenty of variety to enjoy, can take a day trip to South LA or east to Palm Springs or south to MX if need be).

Ocean fishing / day cruise, biking, beach, swimming, hiking, Old town, Gas light district, marina, waterfront

Go on a weekend the International village is open in the balboa park (and Organ concert!) (schedule says every weekend... but. verify)
https://www.balboapark.org/performin...preckels-organ
https://www.balboapark.org/attractio...ional-cottages
Welcome to the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages in Balboa Park
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:42 PM
 
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St Augustine, FL

Historic sites, museums, bars, ghost tours, alligator farm, lighthouse, tons of shopping, bar/restaurant scene, Ripley's Believe IT or Not, boat excursions ...

You won't be bored, that's for sure.
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Old 11-17-2017, 12:45 AM
 
Location: SW France
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a possibility, but one in the group really doesn't like casinos/gambling...

Neither do I- really don't.

However wife and daughter dragged me along when we lived in Texas and we spent a few nights in the Luxor.

I found there was plenty to see and do and we never gambled a dime.

The bribe for me that persuaded me to go was to take a guided tour out past the Hoover Dam and on to the Grand Canyon. Now that was something!

I even got to see an exhibition of Monet paintings on the Strip- there actually is some real culture to be experienced from time to time!
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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Santa Fe.

Always something going on, you could go skiing, see a show at the Lensic, spa day at Ojo Caliente, visit Ghost Ranch, gallery browse, museums, see a movie at the Violet Crowne. And of course, the food.....
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Santa Fe.

Always something going on, you could go skiing, see a show at the Lensic, spa day at Ojo Caliente, visit Ghost Ranch, gallery browse, museums, see a movie at the Violet Crowne. And of course, the food.....
Was going to recommend this as well. My early 70s mom and her friends just did this trip and had a blast.

Taos is nearby as well. They loved it.
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Canada
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What about a cruise? The one who wants to keep prices down can go for an inside cabin. They are usually quite cheap but I'd be claustrophobic. You and the other girls can get a room/rooms nearby hers on a balcony. You can eat all day and sit around a pool in the sun.

OR:

Go on an ALL inclusive to a resort in Dominican Republic, Jamaica, etc.

OR:

Rent a 2 or 4 bedroom house/condo in St Croix. We rented a LOVELY condo for a week, right on the ocean a few years back. (look up Pelican Cove) (not sure about hurricane damage though)

OR:

Rent a house/condo in Florida? Some are just as cheap as motel rooms for all of you and you can make some of your own meals, swim in a pool if they have one, and just lay around/sit around, relaxing in private.

Vegas? NOPE. That doesn't get my vote... the food is expensive, the better shows are expensive and it can be damned cold in January.

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Old 11-17-2017, 10:36 AM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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I don’t recommend anyone go to Mexico. Ever.

Vegas can be a blast, even without gambling. I’m not a gambler at all—like already noted, there is so much more to Las Vegas than gambling. World Class dining, fabulous shows/concerts, tours, museums, etc. Close enough to see Hoover Dam or the Grand Canyon, too. And you can spend as much or as little as you wish, and still have a good time.

It’s Vegas, Baby!
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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I donít recommend anyone go to Mexico. Ever.
Why?
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I donít recommend anyone go to Mexico. Ever.

Vegas can be a blast, even without gambling. Iím not a gambler at allólike already noted, there is so much more to Las Vegas than gambling. World Class dining, fabulous shows/concerts, tours, museums, etc. Close enough to see Hoover Dam or the Grand Canyon, too. And you can spend as much or as little as you wish, and still have a good time.

Itís Vegas, Baby!
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Why?
Because he believes all the hype hears from the media. Because he's never been to Mexico (and no, the all inclusive in Mexico really don't count - but they can be fun.)

Because anybody who likes Vegas and says "It's Vegas, Baby" could never understand or appreciate the culture, beauty and fun that the REAL Mexico offers.

How do I know? I lived there. I've visited there many times and no, I don't speak Spanish nor am I Hispanic.

I admit that there are several cities in Mexico where I wouldn't go. None of them would be of interest to a tourist anyway (including Acapulco). That said, St. Louis and Detroit are pretty high on the murder hit parade.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...by_murder_rate
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Because he believes all the hype hears from the media. Because he's never been to Mexico (and no, the all inclusive in Mexico really don't count - but they can be fun.)

Because anybody who likes Vegas and says "It's Vegas, Baby" could never understand or appreciate the culture, beauty and fun that the REAL Mexico offers.

How do I know? I lived there. I've visited there many times and no, I don't speak Spanish nor am I Hispanic.

I admit that there are several cities in Mexico where I wouldn't go. None of them would be of interest to a tourist anyway (including Acapulco). That said, St. Louis and Detroit are pretty high on the murder hit parade.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...by_murder_rate
That's what I figured

I enjoy Mexico and can't wait to go again.. next we will hopefully be exploring Mexico City
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