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Old 09-12-2008, 11:10 AM
 
Location: New York City
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We are in NYC looking to go somewhere with our child for a few days. Want a resort on a beach, but the weather has to be warm enough to swim. Hoping for a not too long flight. Any ideas?
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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I live in south Florida - east coast near Fort Lauderdale. When we want to get away for a few days, we go to Sanibel, Naples, or Marco Island. Actually, while I love Sanibel and the shelling, the sand is nicer in Naples and Marco.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:16 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Thank you. We were originally considering Lido Beach Resort off of Sarasota, but it seems that it's not warm enough in Dec to swim in the ocean. Is that the case?
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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Lido is an excellent choice. Take a look at the temperature table US NODC Coastal Water Temperature Guide

There is a Holiday Inn right on Lido which you may like.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Thanks again. It looks like it's too cold for beach swimming in Dec. Hopefully, we can plan a trip there for another season. I'm now thinking about the Dominican Republic for Dec.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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If you haven't been to St. Maarten/St. Martin, give it a try. There are direct flights from NY and Newark. 37 beaches, great food, and many nice resorts. On the French side, Grand Case has a nice beach for children and excellent gourmet food. On the Dutch side, Belair and Divi have excellent beaches for children.
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:57 AM
 
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Lol, thats easy. Arizona.
Seriously, theres always the tropics. Arizona or Florida would be secondary if you cant afford to go anywhere else.
Me, winter isnt winter unless there's snow. Id go to Canada.
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:13 AM
 
Location: on an island
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We've been to the Bahamas for Thanksgiving and the British Virgin Islands in January, and both were pleasant swimming.
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:48 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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The United States Virgin Islands of course!
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic
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Sydney, Australia indeed and say Hello to my favorite beach - BONDI !!!!
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