I'm looking for a place to take the extended family this summer. About 20 people, ages 3 to 83 want to spend a week at some beach. Level of difficulty is we need 3 cabins/cottages/trailers/whatevers, and the location should be about 200 miles or so from Buffalo NY. So that would put us someplace between maybe Syracuse and Cleveland, and anywhere south of Toronto in Ontario. Closer to Buffalo is better. We're hoping to stay on a beach or as close to a beach as possible. [more inside]
Where can I have a weekend afternoon picnic on the beach with 8-12 people within the immediate SF Bay Area? [more inside]
I'm in the middle of a road trip and going to be in California (for the first time ever!) this week. Looking for some recommendations for places to hit along the coast, specifically beaches along the southern end, and scenic places to stop and eat/drink further north. [more inside]
Beautiful, quiet sandy beaches on the east coast or gulf coast of the US for a holiday next summer? Cottages with hammocks are preferable to condos or hotels. Basically I'm looking for the exact opposite of places like Myrtle Beach. Proximity (as in an hour's drive or less) to a culturally interesting city like New Orleans or Charleston is a definite bonus.
I need a vacation! I'm looking for a warm, beach-y place to relax for 5-6 days in February 2012. Pros: solitude, beautiful beaches, comfortable beds, massages, spas, great food, relaxation. Cons: crowds, kids, loud parties, lots of drunks. I will be leaving from Washington DC, so Caribbean and Central America recommendations would be great. [more inside]
Looking for a long weekend vacation spot to road-trip to [in the middle/end of December-January] that's about equidistant for driving from Washington, DC AND Atlanta. [more inside]
Is there somewhere in or near London, UK that can give a summer-like experience for a few hours? I'm looking for the opposite of a snowdome or an ice bar: a space that's warm, bright and summer-themed. [more inside]
It turns out I'll be in The Villages, Florida for Christmas. My birthday is two days after Christmas, and I want to spend it at the beach. Is there a beach on either coast that far up Florida that'll be swimmable in late December?
We're getting married next June and want a beach wedding in Florida. We're looking in the general Cocoa Beach area and we're having a hard time picking the perfect beach. The wedding planner keeps trying to talk us into a beach we're not 100% in love with. We need help picking the perfect beach. Have you had a beach wedding in the Cocoa Beach area? Which beaches should we consider? We don't want something terribly crowded and touristy.
I plan to go to the beach with my laptop and record the sound of the waves for an hour. What microphone type/ brand (not crazy expensive) would I need to do this? [more inside]
I'm planning on driving from DC to Colonial Beach in Virginia to go to the beach. I went there once last summer and thought it was a nice beach and it's only about a two hour drive from downtown Washington. Are there any other decent beaches in the area (as in less than three hour drive from DC and beaches where you can swim)? [more inside]
Looking for some background I swear I read related the song "Sloop John B" to tales of ghost ships, zombies and other nautical/Caribbean folklore. [more inside]
We're getting married! Hooray! Now, we just need to find a place to have the wedding... help us rent the waterfront venue of our dreams! [more inside]
Perfect beach getaway for a couple in early October? [more inside]
Can you give any recommendations for accommodation in Cavallino Italy? Best place to stay that suits a couple? We're going to be travelling from the Venice train station..and I found Cavallino in a search for good beaches to go for a few days. Other cool of the beaten path gems, restaurant etc. there? Any advice would be great!
Trip ideas for my mom and me next weekend? NYC area, fairly accessible, beach preferred, and we'd like to stay two nights. Please help! [more inside]
Vacation filter: My wife & I would like to take a three-day-long weekend trip for our fifth anniversary the second weekend in September (not Labor Day). Want to do nothing but laze on a beach within either a 3-4 hour drive or flight (non-stop only) from NYC. Looking for suggested destinations & hotels/resorts. Some more details inside. [more inside]
Where to find a quiet, romantic spot in Bermuda during Cup Match? [more inside]
My husband and I are trying to plan our first family vacation. We have two very well-behaved boys, aged 3 years and almost 2 years. We really want to do a beach vacation with family friendly attractions like an aquarium, boardwalk with rides, restaurants, etc... and we live near the metro NY area. We have to go the week of July 24th because my husband starts a new job on August 1st. [more inside]
I would like to form a little group to improve my town's little beach. I know nothing about community organizing, and nothing about beach maintenance. [more inside]
What's the quietest Jersey beach to spend a late summer weekend? [more inside]
closest most beautiful beach near oklahoma city to get married on? [more inside]
What's a good, reliable portable speaker I can hook my ipod up to and use at the beach or a campsite? I don't need a massive system. Just something reliable, inexpensive, and producing enough sound to ambiate any occasion.
Looking for honeymoon recommendations that balance hanging out on the beach and learning something (SCUBA, surfing, etc.). Relevant details inside. [more inside]
Looking to head out to a weekend beach trip from DC. Is there anywhere in July that is a) on the beach, and b) doesn't require a a two night stay, and is reasonably populated? [more inside]
Why do I get so tired after going in the water? [more inside]
Office-lunch-friendly South Beach food for vegetarians? [more inside]
Traveling to Belize [more inside]
I'm looking to move, and I need some help figuring out where. [more inside]
Winter beach getaway for the desperate New Englander without a passport? [more inside]
What's a good island- or beach-type vacation location that's not too long of a flight from Durham, NC. [more inside]
Can anybody suggest a good therapist in the Miami Beach area? [more inside]
Where should I stay on the Nicoya Peninisula in Costa Rica for a couple days for maximum beach hanging out and minimal cost and crowds? [more inside]
Need vacation ideas for a group of 22! [more inside]
How can I find a vacation rental for people who are under 25? [more inside]
I am going to Rome for a weekend mid-march. After that I want to go for a week's holiday somewhere warm and with things to do (history, shops, etc). [more inside]
What is this? I've had it hanging on my wall for a year or two. It was found on the sand below the water line at the Fire Island National Seashore/Wilderness. It's lightweight and friable, like a sea creature. It's 24 cm (9.4 inches) long by 11 cm (4.3 inches) wide. 24 cm is 1.7 monkey skulls, if that helps.
Help us plan our vacation in Mexico [more inside]
I have some very specific questions about very specific things to do in New Orleans. [more inside]
We are going for a short holiday to North Miami Beach and looking for a hotel on the beach or inland that has to be at least three star, clean but low cost, under $100 per night. Has anyone been to such a place recently?
My husband and I are considering driving from Chicago to Galveston, TX next month for a few-days-on-the-beach-getaway. I'm researching a little but found a few beaches aren't even open at that time of year. Too cold/wrong season? Is this a bad plan? Do you have a better one? [more inside]
Travel help: I live in Toronto and my friend lives in London, England. We want to meet up over christmas for a cheap beach-y package holiday. Problem is, cheap for her is expensive for me, and vice versa. [more inside]
Where are the most inexpensive beachfront houses in the US/Canada? [more inside]
What interesting things can I be doing at the beach and marsh while it's too cold for the usual summer activities? Sciency, educational, artsy craftsy, exercise/activity...
What unique activities could I be doing at the beach and the marsh over time to take better advantage of both while it's too cold for swimming, sunning, and the usual beach activities? Educational things, amateur science experiments/measurements, artsy craftsy things, exercise other than jogging, etc. Let your imagination run wild. [more inside]
Looking for MD/DE/NJ beaches with an Outer Banks vibe. [more inside]
Where in the Caribbean, Mexico, or Central America should I go in late November? [more inside]
Wedding ceremony on a sandy beach, help with logistics. [more inside]
My mom and I are planning a long weekend in Bermuda. We'd like to stay at a place with a kitchen so that we can do some cooking ourselves; my mom would prefer to be right on a (nice-for-walking) beach, if that's possible. Our budget is flexible, but we were thinking up to $200 a night. Can anyone recommend a cottage rental or something along those lines? [more inside]
Solo traveler by way of Toronto, in late November, seeks beach, warmth, proximity to other nice humans. What's a good place, at a good price? [more inside]