Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I Need Your Vacation Input - Off Topic

Enough is enough, ya know? We've decided that we need a vacation this August. I've got enough miles on Southwest airlines to score a free ticket for each one of us, but the only question is where? What's a good place to go on vacation in August? Here is my criteria:

Cooler than Texas in August. (Sorry Phoenix!)
Lots of natural spaces.
Relatively reasonably priced for a vacation in terms of lodging. (I'm thinking this leaves out San Francisco and Lake Tahoe)
Somewhere Southwest flies (which is actually just about everywhere.)

Any ideas?

12 comments:

Kate said...

Montana?

Allenspark Lodge said...

There is this REALLY NICE lodge in the Colorado mountains...

Bill

(Our Horse Blogger weekend this year is August 3rd and 4th. We call it the "High Country Rendezvous")

Liz Stout said...

West Virginia is lush and green and cool. Fly into Charleston or Pittsburgh and rent a car and drive through the mountain state. Cheap around here, not god-awful busy either.

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Fly into Albuquerque, rent a car and drive up to Taos - about a 3 hour drive from the airport.. At 9,000 feet it should be cooler than Texas and it's definitely cheaper than Santa Fe. It has plenty of space to explore.

Dan

ABScharstein said...

Charleston, SC is awesome. I have lived here for 13 years and I LOVE IT.

Shirley said...

Canada! Come and see the Rockies and meet some bloggers!

Laura Crum said...

I live near Santa Cruz, on California's Monterey Bay, and I think it is lovely here. Its also just about guaranteed to be cool (60's, 70's) in the summer.

I have loved vacationing in the Colorado Rockies as well. I would have stayed with Bill at Allanspark last summer, but they don't take kids and we have a kid. He recommended a nearby lodge that was great. We rafted the Poudre River--big fun.

Wolfie said...

Lake Creek Lodge, Camp Sherman, Oregon or Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

lytha said...

if i were there, i'd show you my beloved city of seattle to the furthest reaches of tourist desire: ) but..i cannot recommend it without a guide. you'll just get rained on with no release (unless it's july or august!!). wait, you said august? that might just spare you the grey. but still a local guide helps so much.

i'll be there july 30-august 12 or so. but with my visiting status as well, i won't be able to help very much because of my family engagements/responsibilities. i'm so sorry - i would love to show you around. if someone else in the PNW will host you at that time, then i will strive to make the trip to meet you.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Well, if you go to Lake Tahoe, I'll give you my annoying neighbors' address and you can go bug them for your entertainment (and mine).

Maia said...

Idea 1. Go to Montana, rent a car and go to Yellowstone. Stay in Cooke City, it's a funky little town and much cheaper than the park. Yellowstone is amazing. There's horseback trip you can schedule that will take you into the backcountry, really worth doing.

Idea 2. Fly to North Carolina and drive to Oak Island. You can rent a beach house really reasonably. The water is just beautiful and if you go in August, you can see the meteor showers.

Maery Rose said...

I like the Albuquerque suggestion. I've never been to New Mexico but have heard that it's wonderful.