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Where to take a 5-7 day international (from the US) vacation next late September? Some restrictions apply . . .
posted by imalaowai to travel & transportation (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I will be turning 30 next September and would like to do so not in the USA -- I'm hoping you all can help my boyfriend and I brainstorm some great travel destinations! We don't have a ton of time, which probably rules out countries that don't have direct flights and that require lots of in-country travel in order to really 'see' it. We would be leaving from San Francisco. We're open to pretty much anywhere outside the US and Canada, though we have the following preferences:
-- Possible to pay $100/night max (and preferably less) for a decent hotel that's not in the farthest-flung suburb. I was really interested in Hong Kong but it's looking like we may be too poor for the hotels. If you think it could be do-able, please let me know!
-- Other daily expenses ~$75 a day each
-- Relatively safe. Like, no beheadings of tourists and such.
-- A fun city with interesting neighborhoods to explore; awesome food; markets; people watching
-- Beautiful scenery in the city or nearby with the possibility of hiking/biking
-- Options for a day trip or two
-- Not solely beach-focused
-- Not in the following places: the PRC, France, Italy. I've been to those places and loved them but would like to try something new.