Let's go away for a while, you and I, to a strange and distant land
April 20, 2014 4:53 PM Subscribe
Mr. Jeoc and I want to take a vacation this summer, but we're running out of time to make plans and are stumped on where to go. I will tell you about us and the places we've enjoyed, and perhaps you can tell us where we should plan to go.
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We're a couple in our late 30s, traveling without a child or pets. We live in North Carolina, and want to stay in the US. We'd like to travel over the 4th of July weekend (to maximize my time off). This will give us a total of 5 days. In general, we do not enjoy places that are very touristy, and a place where we could nab a vacation rental rather than a hotel room is preferred.
Places we've been that we liked:
Oahu - pretty touristy, but our resort was not at Waikiki. We enjoyed visiting the Shinto temple, offroading out to the far northwest tip of the island, and bumming around the North Shore watching surfers and eating fish tacos and shave ice.
Park City, UT (in the summer) - The weather was stunning and the town is pretty and walkable. We enjoyed riding the chairlifts, running in the local park, and visiting the local brewpub (AND finding the Banksy on the way back from the brewpub).
Estes Park, Co (also in the summer) - When we lived in Denver, this was a favorite weekend or daytrip. Nice little town right next to an amazing national park.
Places we've been that we would not visit again:
Myrtle Beach - WAY too touristy for us. We just had no idea what we were getting into.
Between grad school and an all-consuming job, I have been basically working nonstop for the past three years and we want to take a few days to relax and reconnect. We looked at renting a cabin near Lake Tahoe, but we had a hard time finding something in our timeframe, and it's a day's worth of travel each way anyway. I think given the amount of time I can take off, closer is better, but we're not opposed to flying. We've looked at the Asheville/Black Mountains area and feel pretty meh about it.
So - where should we go?