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Old 03-21-2018, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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Hey everyone. My wife and I are trying to pick a vacation spot for next July 2019, 4th of July week, for our 10th wedding anniversary. We are having trouble picking a location though. We want to stay in the US. Thatís about as far as weíve got. We plan on staying for roughly 5 days, 4 nights. We want to avoid any real big cities but donít want to get bored either. We donít mind flying or driving, just depends on how far the drive is. We live in Rochester NY so the max we would want to drive is 10 hours or so, anything further I think weíd fly. Neither of us are super outdoorsy or athletic but we like to always be doing something. And I know a lot of people hate the touristy destinations but we honestly donít mind them. One place we want to avoid is Disney or any amusement park type places.

Two places we considered was Las Vegas and Key West but we arenít sold on either. We will both be in our early 30ís if that helps. This will be our first big vacation together due to having kids early in our marriage. Also since it will be 4th of July week does that make any difference? Best place to spend the 4th? Any and all recommendations are welcomed. Just trying to get ideas. Thanks!
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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You'll get more focused responses if you give us some ideas about what you both like to do. Otherwise we're gonna be all over the map and you won't be a whole lot better off than you are right now.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:20 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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personally (my interests since we don't know yours)


Quaint east coat trip making 'memories'!

South on Highway 1 enjoying some nice romantic cottages and parks / nature reserves on the beach (and some FUN excursions!). We really had a blast with a 'daypass' to go-cart track in Ocean City! 9 tracks in one park and we brought friends for an all day / as much as you can handle (not romantic, but pretty fun for 'some' of us!). Evenings can be romantic, and sunrise breakfast that YOU fix on the Veranda.

We also liked Charleston, Savannah, St Augustine...

Then... I would rent a grand place in DC for the fireworks on The Mall (I know... PEOPLE! herds of People). I don't usually do 'people'... BUT.... DC fireworks is a once / lifetime event, (and it was a spectacular memory!)). You can find a historic 'fun' place to stay nearby to beat the crowds, and enjoy a LOT of walking / bike riding to Monuments / Museums / Mall / Mt Vernon ... (2000mi+ of bike trails in DC!).

Make it 100% special, don't 'over-do' an anniversary trip.

Have a blast.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:36 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I would not stress about too much. It's your anniversary, and hopefully not the only vacation you will take ever in your life. There are many stunning places to see, just make a list, and set a goal to over the years, see them all. One by one.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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How about Asheville, NC?
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Both Key West and Las Vegas will be hotter than the hinges of hell in July. You may get some relief in Key West from ocean breezes, that said Key West is also very humid. Unless that is your type of weather I'd cross them off the list.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:30 AM
 
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Hawaii would be high on my list. If you want to stay away from hot weather, San Francisco is a great town to spend a few days in.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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How about Asheville, NC?
Perfect for July, there is also Maggie Valley or the Smokies in Gatlinburg TN
Shenandoah Valley in VA too.

Unless one LOVES heat and humidity places anywhere in FL, Charleston, Savannah etc are going to be HOT, HUMID not good walking around weather unless that weather is someones cup of tea.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Hawaii would be high on my list. If you want to stay away from hot weather, San Francisco is a great town to spend a few days in.
That as well as San Diego also get my vote
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:53 AM
 
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If you're willing to take a longer but truly scenic drive, maybe split over a couple days, I would say rent a car and drive the Blue Ridge Parkway to Asheville. Then spend a couple days there (definitely visit the Biltmore!!), and fly back.
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