I need a vacation - but where?
September 26, 2012 9:07 PM Subscribe
I need a vacation, but question is, where should I go? This Missouri 20-something is looking for trip suggestions in the western US for the week of October 22nd.
posted by PhillC to travel & transportation (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The year is coming towards an end and I have a bunch of unused vacation days. I’m hoping MeFi might be able to offer some inspiration. My dates are somewhat flexible, but projects at work are making this look like the best week to get away. I’m 26, single and traveling alone, and looking to fly somewhere in the US for 3-5 days. I’m in central Missouri, so I can fly from St. Louis or Kansas City. My most recent travels were to New York City this summer and a business trip to Boston a little less than a year ago. Loved both of those experiences. I am thinking somewhere west might be in order. Been to Denver a few times in the last couple of years and probably don’t need to go back again so soon. A few interests:
1) I prefer urban areas where I can walk. Not at all opposed to renting a car, but someplace with a vibrant central city is a must.
2) I like to avoid mainstream touristy things, but can go for museums, landmarks, and interesting cultural experiences.
3) Closely related – I like to see what the locals like to enjoy and what makes the city a good place to live, not necessarily just why you visit.
4) BEER! Huge craft beer enthusiast that will be incorporating that into any trip.
So, considering the weather (expecting to deal with plenty of cold and dreary in Missouri this winter), where should I look to head? And why? I have thought about Austin, San Francisco, Seattle or maybe Portland. I’m hoping to find some inspiration.