Can you help us find the anti-Seattle?
March 28, 2012 6:51 PM Subscribe
Say you have 5 days, $1000 for flight+hotel (+maybe car rental) and you want to get out of rainy Seattle to somewhere warm and relaxing. Where do you go?
posted by karizma to Travel & Transportation (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
We (my girlfriend and I) find ourselves with the unexpected luxury of 5 days off (3/30-4/3) and an intense desire to escape rainy, cold Seattle. Simply put, we are both in very bad need of a vacation. We are looking for some trip ideas to warm, hopefully sunny locales where we can relax and recharge a bit.
We have approximately $1000 (we could go *maybe* $1100-1200 if the destination was especially spectacular and/or accommodations were a bit fancier) for flight + hotel. We'd also like the option of being able to rent a car within that price range if the destination requires it but that just depends on the destination.
What we'd like to do: relax, get some sun, walk/drive around, explore local sites and landmarks, and eat some tasty food. We're not big outdoorsy people, but we enjoy the beauty of nature and love to walk.
Vegas is the obvious choice here and we've checked it out on Expedia a bit (the flight+hotel+car packages) and there are some options in that price range. Neither of us are completely sold on going to Vegas (we've both been before) but it remains an option I suppose. Ideally, I think we'd really like to visit a new place that's outside of our Northwest comfort zone and can offer a new experience.
Do you have any trip ideas? Is this a pipe dream to think we can find such a trip given this short timeframe and budget? Hopefully not, but we'd love to hear any and all of your thoughts, advice, recommendations, etc. Thanks Mefites!