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Old 05-29-2009, 10:33 AM
 
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We're looking to take a trip this summer but would like to go someplace cool (weather-wise). Our last couple of trips have been to hot places and we'd like to see if we can go someplace with nice cool temperatures this summer and take a break from the heat in Houston.

Any ideas of fun places to go in June-August where the weather will be cool?
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Go to Lake Tahoe (CA side). Even in mid summer its in the 70's.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I fantasize about Montreal or Newfoundland, Canada.
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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San Francisco has some pretty random summer weather and it can get quite cold if you want to keep it urban

if not, then search out places that are either up north, have a high altitude or both
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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Just keep this calculation in mind - each 1,000 foot accent equals 3.5 degree reduction in temperature from surrounding areas.

High altitude is the key to cool weather.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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The other ticket to cool weather is proximity to the Pacific Ocean along the west coast of the USA. The ocean temperature varies from the low 50F range in Washington to the high 60 or low 70F range in southern California. San Diego gets crowds of desert dwellers from all over the southwest in mid summer who enjoy the cool fog, almost constant onshore ocean breeze and temperatures that are typically refreshing. San Diego has loads of things to do, it's not just beaches. Balboa Park, sports, entertainment, amusement parks, boat trips. From the big H, it's a two day drive on Interstate 10 and 8. One day from Houston to Las Cruces, NM and one day from Las Cruces to San Diego. Most of the route is low stress, light traffic, just make sure your car AC works great while crossing the searing hot deserts. Or take a quick plane trip.
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Kauai, HI
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Maine is usually pretty moderate in temperature.
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Come to San Diego. I'll switch places with you. I can't take this cold weather any longer. I'll take hot, humid Houston any day!
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic
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Take a trip to Sydney, Australia. It's winter time down under, but it's not real winter 60-68 night day time, granted could be cooler, but what a country. You can get the tickets for $800 round trip from LAX.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:18 PM
 
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Take a trip to Sydney, Australia. It's winter time down under, but it's not real winter 60-68 night day time, granted could be cooler, but what a country. You can get the tickets for $800 round trip from LAX.

I'll second that. I spent 3 weeks in Australia a few years ago; split between 1 week each in Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns (far north near the barrier reef). I was there in late June; think of the following American cities around the holidays: Sydney - similar to LA, Melbourne - similar to San Fran, Cairns - similar to Miami.

Last June I spent another 3 weeks driving around South Island of New Zealand. Being further south, it was colder than Oz (mainly 40s and 50s), and occasionally it would drop close to freezing at night. One day a squall blew in and we got a snowfall that was gone by nightfall. It still reminded me more of a spring/fall vacation in most parts of the USA
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