Where should we go for a short break from Ottawa?
October 25, 2012 6:06 AM Subscribe
I have some vacation time to use up, and I'd love to get away for a few days in November. Budget is a big concern, and there are a number of other snowflakes, too.
posted by sabotagerabbit to Travel & Transportation (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My partner and I would like to go away for a few days, sometime pretty soon. We live in Ottawa, and ideally would like to drive, but would consider flying if we could fly direct. We'd like to go somewhere at least a bit warmer than Ottawa. We've thought about driving down the east coast of the US, but don't know where to end up. I don't mind driving for a couple of days if there are good things to see on the way there.
A few details about what we want/need:
-we are vegan, so either places we can get vegan food, or places we could get accommodations where we can cook for ourselves
-we love hiking and being outdoors, and would like to do that on this vacation
-we do like museums/galleries, but I think given our short time would prefer to be able to do outdoor things on this vacation
-we are a lesbian couple in our late 20s/early 30s so somewhere we won't be totally harassed would be awesome
Our budget is pretty tight - ideally I'd love to keep this to around $1,000 but could go higher. I just have no idea of where to start - we'd just go back to the Adirondacks where we've gone before, but we're worried that many of the hikes will be too snowy by mid-November.
I'd love any and all suggestions! I need a break!