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Help Plan New Years Beach Vacation

I'm looking for a great spot to get away from New England for a New Year's beach vacation. I realize I'm booking last-minute so flights are expensive and lodging inventory is limited. Tulum is high on the list, but it doesn't seem possible to stay anywhere near the water for less than $500/night (which is WAY beyond my budget). Airbnb has places in town for around $1000/week which is well within reach. Would it be a fun/relaxing/rejuvenating beach vacation experience staying in town in Tulum, renting a car, and driving to the beach? if so, does the hive mind have any tips for staying in town? Also, what alternative destinations might I consider in order to get right on the water? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Nov 18, 2014 - 4 answers

Disney World / Orlando Studios / Quiet-ish Beach vacation advice

I'm super bad at planning travel stuff and I'm trying to take a vacation with my girlfriend at the end of December. We'd like to do 3 nights at a quiet-ish beach within reasonable driving distance of Disney World and Universal Studios (because Harry Potter) in Orlando, and 4 nights doing both of those theme parks. First time Disney planner here, and I don't know anything about Florida beaches really. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Nov 7, 2014 - 11 answers

Hawaii on the Cheap? Or where should we go for our 10-year anniversary

Seeking options for Hawaii on the cheap or nominations for alternate holiday destinations for our 10-year wedding anniversary. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Aug 21, 2014 - 10 answers

Vacation! September! Two kids under three! Eastern US!

My husband and I are in the beginning stages of planning our first vacation in a few years. It'll be our first vacation with kids; our daughters are 13 months and 2.5 years. We will be going in September. I'd prefer to stay in the Eastern time zone so we don't have to mess with sleep schedules. We have to stay in the US, as neither kid has a passport. We'd prefer to drive so we can set our own pace. Budget for the whole shebang is $1,000 - $1,500. [more inside]
posted by SeedStitch on Jul 18, 2014 - 14 answers

Looking for inexpensive long weekend vacation ideas

I work an extremely stressful seasonal job. I start getting 2 days off a week starting in July. My girlfriend and I love going to the Asbury Park beach. We usually go in August/September, but I NEED a break now. I suffer from anxiety and the laid back vibe of the beach coupled with the relaxation of the water calms me. My concern is that earlier in the year the beach will be packed and the hotels will be expensive. Does anyone have any experience with this location this time of year? I don't like tons of people. Are there any alternatives in the tri-state area? It doesn't even have to be a beach. It just has to be relatively inexpensive and RELAXING!!! Something that includes nature is a big plus (especially water). I'm not a fan of camping. Thank you in advance!
posted by kbbbo on Jun 21, 2014 - 7 answers

Like a safari but cheaper and safer

I'm looking for a quiet vacation spot near nature and living creatures for our April vacation. We are traveling from Boston are are pretty open to locations. [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Jun 11, 2014 - 3 answers

Looking for a decently priced New Jersey weekend beach house!

8-10 people want to rent a beach house in New Jersey for a weekend (ideally Asbury Park), hopefully for $50/person per night. Everything we've seen wants a week-long commitment. Is our New Jersey beach weekend feasible? [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Apr 16, 2014 - 7 answers

Where should New Yorkers and Washingtonians meet for a summer weekend?

We have done a long weekend at the Delaware shore with friends for the past few summers, and would like to try a new place. We'd like to go somewhere where we can swim with toddlers and babies (so no rough ocean--the Delaware bay was great for this) and is not too far a drive for either of us. [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Feb 26, 2014 - 11 answers

Celebrations without breaking the bank

I need help coming up with a vacation place for this year for the week after Christmas that won't break the bank. It's harder that it seems, and so I'm hoping you all can help out. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by katers890 on Feb 26, 2014 - 7 answers

Vacations are stressful. Help us find a non-cheesy tropical hotel?

I need a recommendation for a 4-7 day tropical vacation sometime this spring. I'm thinking hedonistic amounts of lounging, drinking, napping, reading, and eating in the sun for me and my boyfriend. There are way too many options and I will keep putting it off until I can slim down the choices. I especially could use specific recommendations for hotels, as I find it basically impossible to tell whether food is good anywhere. [more inside]
posted by thirdletter on Jan 20, 2014 - 19 answers

SoCal Costal Hotels for Overnight Getaway?

My girlfriend and I both have some time off between Christmas and New Years Day. We'd like to take a one-day roadtrip somewhere along the southern California coast, get a hotel, hang out on the beach a while, sleep, come home the next afternoon. We're located in Santa Monica, and on a pretty tight budget. Ideas for great little spots/hotels? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Dec 14, 2013 - 15 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

Help me find a vegan/healthy-friendly, relaxing beach destination

My wife and I are looking for a 4-5 night stay in a couple of weeks. We want somewhere we can relax on the beach, that also has plenty of very healthy places to eat. Vegan-friendly choices are a plus, as are juice bars (or places that serve fresh fruit/veggie juice). [more inside]
posted by entropic on Nov 2, 2013 - 7 answers

Where to go on a tropical vacation in Latin America?

Where should a family of 3 go for our vacation in Central America, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil or the Caribbean? [more inside]
posted by signal on Aug 28, 2013 - 10 answers

A la recherce de temps perdu in Rockaway Beach

My dad, who has some health problems that limit his mobility and sometimes his mental acuity, asked me to investigate the possibility of spending 3 days at the beach near where he grew up, which is Belle Harbor. I live in Brooklyn but don't know anything about Belle Harbor, including exactly what it is. I think it's more or less the same as Rockaway Beach, and I've found some rental bungalows around Beach 110th Street. My question--is that where Belle Harbor is, and could my mom and dad and I enjoy three days there with no car? Given that leisure activities could basically be the beach and just my dad soaking up the nostalgic vibe of his native 'hood, could we find restaurants, simple groceries, a quiet bar and other essentials within a very limited walking distance?
posted by layceepee on Jun 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Virginia is for Mothers

Mom and I are going to Virginia beach in early August. Please help me narrow down the huge selection of beachfront hotels & things to do! [more inside]
posted by kimberussell on May 31, 2013 - 9 answers

Please help me plan a beach week for the kids

I would like to take the kids to the beach for a week, but really don't know where or how to start planning. Location, type of housing, best weeks, is it too late for 2013? Please help! [more inside]
posted by Measured Out my Life in Coffeespoons on May 6, 2013 - 17 answers

Travel advice sought for a 40th birthday getaway.

My awesome wife will be turning 40 soon. Help me plan a surprise weekend trip, probably to Florida! [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Apr 23, 2013 - 10 answers

European Beach Bum

Where should we go in Southern Europe for the fourth week of July? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Apr 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Tell me what you did last summer

A bunch (8-10, possibly more) of friends and I want to rent a beach house or similar living situation for Thursday-Monday over the summer, either late June/early July or early August. Where should we go and how can we find affordable housing? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Apr 5, 2013 - 13 answers

Do you know of a lifeguarded beach in North Carolina?

We're considering a family vacation at one of those mondo multi family homes at the shore in North Carolina, but would prefer a lifeguarded beach. Any suggestions? Thanks.
posted by hick57 on Feb 24, 2013 - 6 answers

I need a help with a vaca destination in Caribbean or Central America

I am planning a vacation and tortured by all the choices. I'm thinking of the Caribbean or Central America (but open to just about anyplace). I need help narrowing it down. The trip is for my husband, my 5 year old son and me. We'd be flying from Boston and going for a week. So much more inside... [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Jan 22, 2013 - 21 answers

Where can we play slots in our swimsuits?

What magical tropical paradise with beaches and casinos should we take my mom to, within a 4-hour flight of Chicago, for her birthday? Bonus points for a destination with cultural activities for a non-gambler non-sun worshiper. [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Dec 27, 2012 - 6 answers

Wanna beach bum it up for a month in March!

Less touristy Central American beach spot to plunk down for a month in March? Thinking Quepos, Costa Rica, got anything better? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Dec 26, 2012 - 13 answers

What's a warm low-key place in Europe in November?

I'll be recovering from some cosmetic surgery in mid-November of this year and looking to combine the downtime with a month-long working vacation somewhere in Europe, someplace warm. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2012 - 11 answers

vacationing with my phone

Seeking hotel recommendations in either the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or Hawaii. [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Aug 15, 2012 - 5 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

Looking for suggestions for a inexpensive beach-front hotel within 45 minutes of Boston.

Looking for a inexpensive hotel within easy walking distance of a beach that's also within a 30-45 minute metro trip to the Boston aquarium. [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Aug 5, 2012 - 10 answers

A warm place with no memory

Mexico beach filter: Is there anywhere I could go on the Yucatan for a low-cost, laid-back, bohemian-esque week on the beach this November? Or should I stick with the area around Zipolite on the Oaxaca coast? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jun 28, 2012 - 17 answers

Can anyone recommend a nice weekend travel spot within 90 minutes of NYC where we could rent a cozy bungalow right on the beach for a couple of days?

Can anyone recommend a nice weekend travel spot within 90 minutes of NYC where we could rent a cozy bungalow right on the beach for a couple of days? Kid friendly a plus! Not looking for a club which would require membership. [more inside]
posted by orehek on Jun 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Best Myrtle Beach vacation EVER!

Myrtle Beach, SC: what are your must-see/must-dos? [more inside]
posted by sleepykitties on Jun 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Plan My Vacation for Me!

Vacation Filter: The girlfriend and I are looking for a place within the US to take a beach vacation with dining and groceries a walkable distance away. Looking for recommendations. [more inside]
posted by edbles on Jun 13, 2012 - 18 answers

What should I do while I'm doing nothing in South Florida?

Spending a few days in the Florida Keys (and maybe a day in Miami?) with a college friend... I've never been to South Florida. What should we do/see or stay clear from? [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Jun 11, 2012 - 13 answers

SD rental house for large group with kids?

Please help find a beach rental in San Diego for 3 families with toddlers? [more inside]
posted by synapse on May 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Galveston Beach Bums

Galveston Beach this summer - Help! [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Apr 2, 2012 - 9 answers

Easy breezy couples weekend that doesn't break the bank?

Low-key, not super expensive beach getaways for May, east coast-ish? [more inside]
posted by manicure12 on Mar 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Where to go for a relaxing beach vacation?

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]
posted by BigVACub on Dec 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Where do we go to 'get away from it all'?

Perfect beach getaway for a couple in early October? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Aug 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Three-day beach vacation in September

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]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jul 6, 2011 - 13 answers

Beach vacation with 3- and 2-year-old (Live near NYC Metro)

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]
posted by JessTortuga on Jul 5, 2011 - 17 answers

Homeymoon: a little beach, a little adrenaline

Looking for honeymoon recommendations that balance hanging out on the beach and learning something (SCUBA, surfing, etc.). Relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead on Jun 5, 2011 - 10 answers

If I could find my passport, I'd be in the Bahamas by now...

Winter beach getaway for the desperate New Englander without a passport? [more inside]
posted by amestar_runner on Mar 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Takin' a break

What's a good island- or beach-type vacation location that's not too long of a flight from Durham, NC. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Mar 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Vacation Destination Help

Need vacation ideas for a group of 22! [more inside]
posted by Ezrie on Feb 28, 2011 - 9 answers

How can I find a vacation rental for people who are under 25?

How can I find a vacation rental for people who are under 25? [more inside]
posted by Hexidecimal on Feb 26, 2011 - 5 answers

Help us plan our vacation in Mexico

Help us plan our vacation in Mexico [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jan 27, 2011 - 20 answers

Help a brit and a canadian meet on a beach, affordably.

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]
posted by Kololo on Dec 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Where in the Caribbean/Central America to go in late November?

Where in the Caribbean, Mexico, or Central America should I go in late November? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Nov 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Where should we stay in Bermuda?

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]
posted by cider on Oct 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Solo beach trip from Toronto. Where, and how much?

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]
posted by nicoleincanada on Oct 22, 2010 - 2 answers

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