Where should my girlfriend and I go on vacation in January? We're open to pretty much anything - and that's the problem.
posted by vakker to travel & transportation (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Apologies in advance for the broadness of this question…
We're in DC (we = two ladies in our mid/late twenties) and have a little over a week to go on vacation in early January (we'll leave on a Thursday or Friday and come back the following Saturday). I've searched the archives, but generally the questions are asking about the gay-friendliness of specific destinations, which we don't have yet. I've had terrific success searching the archives for when we had actual destinations in mind, but it's harder when I don't know where we're going.
Anyway! We're open to going skiing, going to the beach, going abroad, or going to visit friends in other cities (Atlanta, New York, and Austin (we lived in Austin for several years)). We don't mind driving, but I've never driven in snow and my girlfriend hasn't in several years. We're OK with 9-10 hours of traveling. We like outdoor activities (my girlfriend is especially obsessed with the idea of cross-country skiing), craft beers, good coffee, delicious eats, and walkable cities. I really like beautiful places, college towns, and reading for hours on end. My girlfriend needs slightly more entertainment than that, but that generally just means a little bit of browsing in stores or a day hike. We don't care about the weather and there's a possibility we'll be in Vegas in February. Price is not a huge issue because we have almost no living expenses.
Places we've been together: Denver, Acadia NP, Seattle, New York City, Boston, Asheville, Vermont, Montreal, Vancouver, Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Freiburg, Ghent, and Bruges
Places we've both been, separately: Zion NP, Bryce NP, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone NP, London, and Italy
I've traveled a fair amount in the US, but there are many major cities I've never been to (Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Portland (OR)) and I've never been to Alaska or Hawaii. I have been to Edinburgh and Switzerland. My girlfriend has traveled abroad more than I have (New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Austria, and Spain) and more widely in the US (including Hawaii, but not any of the cities I named other than LA, where her grandma lives).
tl;dr: Please tell us where we should go on vacation. The only requirement is that our destination is gay-friendly. Oh, and I'd like to catch the NFL games on Sunday, if possible.