Where could two twenty-somethings go from NYC for 4-5 days to find beautiful beaches and a touch of the exotic, without extreme heat or heavy rainstorms, in July? Ideally, someplace where this could be done <$1k/person. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 24, 2007 -
Anybody have good recomendations on eating and nightlife in South Beach? Primarily interested in ceviche, cuban food, seafood, lighter fare, not really interested in Italian or big heavy meals. We have a reservation at Talula, thinking about Ola and would like to know about some of the newer places. Price does not matter. Nightlife we like loungey chill places, maybe a club one night if its worth it, not interested in sports bars, etc. Any other tips appreciated. We will be in town from a Thursday to Sunday.
posted by fumbducker
on May 3, 2007 -
My fiance and I are planning a wedding in Hawaii for September this year. We're looking for a nice chapel wedding somewhere on Oahu, someplace with a nice view on the beach (but not a beach ceremony).
I'm American, she's Japanese, and we live in Tokyo. We've gotten some Hawaiian wedding catalogs from travel agencies here that have all sorts of package deals, but I think they're way overpriced (though the little missus doesn't seem to care), and I'd like to bypass doing it through Japanese travel agencies and contact the various chapels directly. I haven't found many useful chapel homepages, though. Any MeFiers who got married in Hawaii? Any sources on Hawaiian chapels out there?
posted by zardoz
on Apr 15, 2007 -
I'd like to find another pair of these super-comfortable cheap beach sandals. Seems like that shouldn't be too hard, but I haven't had any luck so far! Have you seen shoes like these anywhere? [more inside]
posted by Melinika
on Apr 2, 2007 -
What can two late twenties new parents who really. really. really. need a vacation do in Virginia Beach in mid-May? [more inside]
posted by bradn
on Mar 21, 2007 -
VacationFilter Redux: What should we do *after* Disney World? Extra week of vacation after the extravaganza, and I want some beach time. [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy
on Mar 18, 2007 -
Jersey Shore neophytes trying to plan an (extended) family vacation for this summer. We've been looking, but want the hive mind's advice. [more inside]
posted by BT
on Mar 7, 2007 -
Hubby and I are planning a last minute trip to Mexico. We're going to fly into Cancun and don't plan on renting a car since we're on a tight budget. We'd like to find a beach campground that's along the Caribbean Sea where we can stay away from crowds and just relax and maybe even do some shore fishing. Would be great it's within walking distance to a small local restaurant of sorts or even if it's just stalls. Does one exist? For the life of me, I have not been able to find any budget beach camping information online. I guess what makes it more difficult is that we'd like to be able to get there by bus and/or colectivo, if possible and it will be during the holidays! I knew I should have researched before booking but we got a good price and well...it will be winter and we could use the sun! Anyone BTDT? :)
p.s. I'm totally open to suggestions! TIA!!!
posted by Jujee
on Nov 21, 2006 -
What is there to do in Baja California Norte in early January and where is a good place to go? More inside. [more inside]
posted by bryak
on Oct 23, 2006 -
was found on a Cape Cod, Massachusetts beach this week. It is about 3" tall and about 3" from tip to tip of the "horns." It looks like a vertebra of some type, but I can find no images of similar ones online. Any marine biologists out there care to tell me what kind of a bone it is? Other images inside. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady
on Oct 17, 2006 -
I would like to grill out on the beach (Newport Beach, CA) in city-provided fire pits. AFAIK, these pits are just concrete rings with sand in them. How should I start the charcoal? [more inside]
posted by casconed
on Aug 30, 2006 -
VacationFilter: We're going to Duck, NC
on the Outer Banks for a week, leaving on the 22nd. I know what I'm going to do; what sorts of things might be fun for the kids? [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy
on Jul 18, 2006 -
Would there happen to be any parks in New York (driving distance from NYC) that has a picnic /bbq area, fishing and/or crabbing, tennis courts, and hmm, a beach? TIA!
posted by Jujee
on Jul 12, 2006 -
What's the best place in this world to go for a cool secluded house on a beach for a week in mid/late September where hurricanes won't touch us. Picturing something like the place at the beginning of the film Betty Blue, before they go to Paris. Open to all suggestions! Need a honeymoon pad!!
posted by smartypanties
on Jul 9, 2006 -
After having just spent a week in Kill Devil Hills on the outer banks, I have become infected with pirate fever! I thirst for a good pirate quality Rum.
I want the rot gut hopefully in a non fancy pants round bottle to swig out of next time I go to the beach.
posted by JonnyRotten
on Jul 7, 2006 -
North of Boston on the coast. There was a crumbling fort, a small beach and a cute little restaurant. [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon
on Jun 6, 2006 -
BeachFilter: My wife has put me in charge of locating a nice beach to go to this August. We live in DC and will be taking our son (he'll be 13 months old in August). We are planning on going over a long weekend, maybe 4 days. We'd like to keep the driving distance to less than six hours. [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_Jedi
on May 22, 2006 -
Where is a good place to get a manicure/pedicure in Long Beach, California?
posted by thesiameseffect
on May 2, 2006 -
— so, I have a couple of water-related questions born of a drunken debate among friends. First: what is the difference between a coast, a beach, and a shore? Second: is Puget Sound part of the Pacific Ocean, an entirely separate body, or some freakish combination of the two? Finally: when Seattleites go down to the Sound, are they going to the coast, the beach, the shore, or something else? [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Mar 29, 2006 -
Summer. The evening is starting. Friends gather around on the beach. I have my acoustic guitar. They ask me to play something. What to play ? [more inside]
posted by XiBe
on Mar 29, 2006 -
Where can we camp near Tulum, Mexico? Suggestions of places to eat, swim, snorkel, hike, and meet other travelers also welcome. [more inside]
posted by bonheur
on Mar 14, 2006 -
I want to travel to Sanibel or Captiva Islands - I am looking for accommodation, but I find it very hard to make a decision based exclusively on online research. I would welcome any advice on where to stay.
I am not very fond of big chain hotels like Holiday Inn's etc.... I much prefer small motels or self-catered cabins, but I am afraid to book a shabby place because online everything looks pristine..... so, ideally I would love to find a small motel or cabin by the sea, in a quiet part of town. Another thing to consider is that I am traveling with my parents and our baby, therefore I am looking for places that have a apt-like layout, with ideally the choice of one or two bedrooms and a kitchenette.
Any advice on this and other must-see, must-eat, must-do attractions would be greatly appreciated.
posted by libelula
on Jan 3, 2006 -
My girlfriend and I are looking to go on vacation to somewhere cheap
with nice beaches (preferably white sand/clear water) in early October. We live in New York City. Any suggestions?
posted by Edible Energy
on Aug 23, 2005 -
Recommend me a good ocean-front hotel in Ocean City, MD, kthxbi.
posted by adampsyche
on Jul 25, 2005 -
What are some good places to camp on the beach in the San Francisco Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by Espoo2
on May 23, 2005 -
I'm a good amateur beach volleyball player .. play a lot of tournaments such as this one : http://www.budlightbeachvolleyball.com/ . Problem is .. for a volleyball player .. im SLOW. I have make a lot of quick, explosive movements in the sand to go after shots .. but I don't get to enough of them. I think a lot of it has to do with my size .. im 6'3 210 .. its hard to get myself moving! [more inside]
posted by jason9009
on Apr 15, 2005 -
We've bought tickets to the southern tip of Baja, Mexico for the third week in May. We'd like to stay outside of Cabo San Lucas, maybe in La Paz or Todos Santos. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Apr 14, 2005 -
im putting together a compilation of songs for a trip to the beach next weekend. any suggestions?
posted by mudhouse
on Mar 24, 2005 -
Where should we go on our honeymoon? We're getting married in September but can't get away for an extended period of time until Christmastime. She wants sit-on-the-beach; I'm a national parks type. [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Mar 8, 2005 -
What is a safe and friendly way to dispose of hot charcoal at a sandy, lake side beach? With no fire pits or steel drums handy, should I just wait for the coals to cool and carry them out in the grill?
posted by tomharpel
on Feb 22, 2005 -
I am going to a wedding in Zurich in May, and I would like to go to the beach to relax for a week before the wedding. Where are some good beach vacation locations where I can vacation cheaply, and still travel to Zurich for the wedding.
posted by bob bisquick
on Jan 17, 2005 -
Does anyone have any secrets for finding vacation rentals? My family and I are trying to plan a trip to Va Beach or Nags Head, for the first week in June... I can search google and find all the rental sites, but I'd really like perhaps a site that might do searches for both locations and return the results on one page... or insider information, hopefully from people that live in that area, or do it frequently.
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Jan 7, 2005 -
Any biblical scholars out there? I got spooked out this morning by a suspicious person. More inside! [more inside]
posted by crazy finger
on Mar 16, 2004 -
I would like to rent a house for a week in June on a desolate beach somewhere. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mert
on Mar 12, 2004 -