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How can I get some work done on vacation without being an asshole?

So, my boyfriend of six months and I are heading to NYC tonight and staying 'til Sunday. I have a up against a wall with an approaching work deadline and because of my own poor planning will need to do a little bit of chipping-away-at-it while we're there. I need to carve out three or four 3/4-hour (ish) focused working sessions during our trip, and I wanted to ask the hive mind if anyone familiar with the city could suggest any non-awful ways to handle this. Light flurries inside... [more inside]
posted by sixswitch on Jul 2, 2014 - 36 answers

Send me away, please.

I left my holiday vacation planning until the last minute and I'm at my wits' end as to where I can take a warm, relaxing vacation at any time between Dec. 21st and Jan. 5th without spending my life's savings. Any ideas or frugality resources? [more inside]
posted by dynamiiiite on Dec 12, 2013 - 10 answers

Where should we go?

My wife and I have 10 days off after Christmas and would like to take “a trip of a lifetime.” We got married this past June and never got a chance to go on a honeymoon. This is our chance to go on a fantastic trip but we can’t decide where to go. We are hoping you all can help! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by degoao on Nov 19, 2013 - 35 answers

Nicest Hyatt within weekending distance of NYC?

We have two free nights to use at any Hyatt in the US. The catch is that we must use them by Aug 31. We would like to do a weekend away from our home in Brooklyn. There are 3 of us -- two adults and a 7-year-old boy. We tend to spend very little on hotels, so this is our chance to treat ourselves to a special hotel. Can you recommend a very nice Hyatt property within reasonable driving distance of NYC? That could include Philly, Boston, upstate NY, Connecticut, Rhode Island, etc. More concerned with hotel "wow" factor than location, but a great location is certainly a plus! [more inside]
posted by ROTFL on Jul 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me identify a neighbourhood to stay in Manhattan for a vacation

My family is going on vacation to New York in june for 9 days. We want to find a nice apartment in airbnb, but we have no clue on what would be an appropiate neighbourhood. My parents are over 60, don't speak the language, and want to do all the tourist-y things, so location is very important. My brothers and I are laid back and want to enjoy city life so we are looking for a neighbourhood with interesting things to do. [more inside]
posted by valdesm on Feb 26, 2013 - 25 answers

best places to visit in Spring on Long Island?

We brooklynites want a long weekend getaway in early April. We're thinking Long Island, romantic bed-and-breakfasty but we have a couple of needs and hopes. Can you recommend any specific hotels or b&bs in specific towns that you enjoyed. [more inside]
posted by Blisterlips on Feb 19, 2013 - 8 answers

Quick NYC Jaunt this Weekend: What to do?

I use to work in nyc in mid-town by the MoMA but that was more than a few years ago and I am out of practice getting around/what to do in nyc but I've been put in charge. [more inside]
posted by Carialle on Feb 17, 2013 - 2 answers

Have you guys had enough 'what to do in NYC' questions?

My whole family is (finally) comine to visit me in NYC in late March. Help me think of things that will amuse my parents and my 20-year-old sister. PS: We are all giant nerds. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jan 25, 2013 - 17 answers

NYC area MLK weekend short trip filter

The girl and I are thinking about a couple of day vacation based out of NYC over MLK weekend, any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Jan 10, 2013 - 6 answers

But when that open ro-oad starts to callin me/ Theres somethin oer the hill that I gotta see

You have wanderlust, a little money, and unexpectedly, a free month or two. What do you do? [more inside]
posted by andromache on Dec 6, 2012 - 26 answers

Two Canucks Lost in New York!

Help me plan a relatively carefree (yet amazing!) trip to NYC! From Ottawa (potentially by car) in January or in a later month. Looking for a place to stay that won't drain bank accounts and sights to see with someone who has never been. Bonus points if anyone can suggest a fun route there and back. Time limit: I'm only going for a weekend.
posted by Danithegirl on Dec 5, 2012 - 14 answers

Where to base our romantic NYC anniversary trip?

Planning a surprise anniversary trip to NYC: Questions about neighborhoods (romantic walkabout?), hotels (romantic ambiance), and recreational cooking (don't burn me, bro!). [more inside]
posted by joecacti on Nov 26, 2012 - 26 answers

There, and back again.

Help us out with the logistics of flying round-trip from NYC (LGA/JFK/EWR) to Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) for Christmas. We'd like this to be as aggravation-free as possible. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Nov 10, 2012 - 20 answers

What are some good nearby NYC travel destinations?

New York City to where? We have multiple four-day weekends coming up and some wanderlust. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Blisterlips on Aug 28, 2012 - 20 answers

How can we plan this beach getaway vacation without going too far from NYC?

My friends and I live in NYC. We want to spend a night at a local beach (Far Rockaway, Sandy Hook, Fire Island, whatever). Ideally, this would consist of a trip via public transit to a beach, and then staying at a reasonably priced hotel close to said beach. If possible, we'd like to avoid renting a car or splurging on a vacation rental. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Aug 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Pampering Staycation in NYC

Help me plan a fun, pampering, and interesting staycation in NYC! [more inside]
posted by carmenghia on Jul 8, 2012 - 9 answers

NYC to Atlanta and back on $200 or less.

Round-trip from NYC to Atlanta, GA for under $200? On Labor Day weekend? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jul 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Seeking peaceful NY Christmas getaway with dogs

My husband and I live in New York City. We have two weeks of vacation that we need to use by year's end, and are looking for a place to go during Christmas- outside of the city- for some natural beauty and relaxation. [more inside]
posted by catrae on Oct 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Is Schenevus nice? I really don't know.

It's time for our annual road trip! Please help us make it even better? We'll be heading from Buffalo, through the Fingerlakes, to Phoenicia...then...um...um...I don't really know. [more inside]
posted by peagood on Jul 17, 2011 - 14 answers

I want to go to New York City cuz they tell me it's the place to be.

What's New York City like on the 4th of July? [more inside]
posted by Gortuk on May 18, 2011 - 23 answers

Grown-up getaways in the greater New York area?

Looking for suggestions for an affordable, romantic, but not TOO romantic, weekend staycation or trip around NYC. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2011 - 1 answer

NYC, Off the Suggested Donation Path

I'll be spending two days in Manhattan, all by my lonesome. I'm not interested in gettin' my culture on. What should I do? My boyfriend bought me a night in a Midtown hotel. Awww. However, my stay has to take place this weekend (Fri./Sat.), when he'll be unavailable to join me. I'm shy/nerdy, so this puts the kibosh on super-social activities. However, I'm ALSO not terribly interested in seeing any museums/cultural attractions on this trip. Don't get me wrong - those things are delightful! - but it's spring break, so I'd like my trip to be a lil' more indulgent/eclectic/badass. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Mar 3, 2011 - 34 answers

Helps up plan our first real vacation!

Hooray, we're taking our first "big kid" vacation to New York City for a week! ...um, what now? (March 13-19 edition) [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Feb 10, 2011 - 20 answers

help me get away from it all

Help me retreat from NYC. Where can I get away from it all next weekend -- and go somewhere without wifi and or cell reception? [more inside]
posted by Ralston McTodd on Dec 5, 2010 - 8 answers

Seeking family-friendly beach resort near NYC

Do you know of a family-friendly beach hotel or resort within a few hours' driving distance from NYC? [more inside]
posted by whoiam on Aug 30, 2010 - 12 answers

Nerves Jangling. Rest needed.

I need a rest! Help pleez. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Aug 4, 2010 - 8 answers

I don't wanna be a homebody while away from home

My wife and I will be taking a trip to New York City next week and don't really know what to do with ourselves after dinner. Please keep us from watching late night TV in our hotel room! [more inside]
posted by AtomicBee on Mar 10, 2010 - 14 answers

Each man reads his own meaning into New York

What would you do for a month and a half in New York City? [more inside]
posted by EmilyFlew on Feb 27, 2010 - 16 answers

Is it a scam, or a scam-not?

Thinking about using a "vacation rental" seen on craigslist for 4 days in NYC in January. Has anyone ever done this? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Dec 18, 2009 - 13 answers

Make me take a day trip.

Where can I go via train that would be an amazing day trip out of NYC? [more inside]
posted by shownomercy on Jul 30, 2008 - 19 answers

It's up to you, New York!

I've been tasked with taking 8 members of my family, needing five bedrooms from the UK to New York in June 2009. Any advice on group booking deals and the like, for flights and/or hotels? Am I looking too early for good deals?
posted by electriccynic on Jul 25, 2008 - 5 answers

rebel without a car.

I want to go on vacation in March to a place with beaches. Problem: We can't drive! [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Jan 5, 2008 - 16 answers

Help for visiting NYC?

Help for visiting NYC? [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Oct 25, 2007 - 21 answers

What to do on vacation?

What can I do on my vacation in Portland, OR that I can enjoy doing by myself and that I CANNOT do in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by Holygrail2 on Jul 24, 2007 - 24 answers

How to find a cheap weekend cabin in the Northeast?

I'd like to rent an inexpensive cabin, somewhere picturesque and north of NYC, with room enough to fit 6 people who don't mind crashing on the floor in sleeping bags, for one weekend in October or November this fall. What can you tell me?
posted by the jam on Sep 19, 2006 - 5 answers

Montauk-filter?

Where should we stay in Montauk? Is there anything that we should definitely do while we're there? [more inside]
posted by bshort on Jun 6, 2006 - 9 answers

Escape from New York

So insanely busy me and my insanely busy SO want to take an overnight trip out of New York with only three requirements for the destination. 1) Close enough where we can leave NYC in the morning and return the next night without feeling completely rushed 2) There has to be a lighthouse nearby 3) A B&B or a hotel that is not your average boring hotel. [more inside]
posted by lips on Apr 22, 2005 - 18 answers

Carribean Dream

i saw this question and answer, which is similar to mine, except that we're planning to leave from nyc/ newark airport and are looking for a relaxing, sunny location for a last-summer esacpe in the caribbean or the west indies... [mi] [more inside]
posted by ronv on Aug 21, 2004 - 2 answers

Visiting New York with a bright 7 year old. What to see that will keep him interested?

Spending a weekend in New York City with a bright 7-year-old. Will be visiting various areas of the city for shopping and eating pursuits, and have identified stuff that will engage the kid in each area, except Chinatown. Any recs? (M.I.) [more inside]
posted by sacre_bleu on Jun 16, 2004 - 15 answers

Day or weekend trips outsode NYC

Recommendations for day- or weekend trips outside NYC? [more inside]
posted by Vidiot on Apr 14, 2004 - 18 answers

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