An elaborate U.S. Christmas Vacation Question
November 29, 2010 2:12 PM Subscribe
Help me plan a Christmas vacation for my mom.
posted by Fireland to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total)
My dad died recently, and my mom has been in bad shape. This Christmas is the first vacation time either of us has had since then, and I'd like to take her somewhere in the U.S. for a week (the two days on either side of Christmas weekend). I'm looking for one of three (somewhat strange) options:
1: Somewhere south and warm enough to go swimming in late December (does this even exist in the non-islandy U.S.?) in a decent beach. Basically, something summery.
2: My mom really likes mountain towns such as Whistler, even though neither of us can ski. So looking for a mountain town with lots of cool non-ski stuff to do.
3: A big city that's not a big city. We've been to LA, NY, Chicago, etc. Are there some cool cities with lots of museums, shopping, attractions etc that aren't in the list of Top 5 Big U.S. Cities Everyone Has Been To?
I realize these are somewhat vague criteria, but any advice is much appreciated. My budget's about 2 grand for hotel, flight and possibly rental car (so excluding all the stuff we do/buy/visit when we get there).