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May vacation ideas ?


#1 laneroo   kitty kitty spank spank CAGiversary!   590 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:24 AM

I'm graduating mid-May, so I'm looking for somewhere to vacation for a week during the last two weeks of May. I'll be flying out of PHL but I have no idea where to go..

 

Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, and Yucatan Mexico were up in the air.

Has anyone personally been to these destinations?

Or are there any other places you guys recommend for a vacation?

 

EDIT: I've been to most of the states along the East Coast, and have already visited Toronto twice.



#2 equistina  

Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:08 AM

Depends what you want your vacation to be. Do you want family, do you want chill, or do you want all out spring break madness?

#3 laneroo   kitty kitty spank spank CAGiversary!   590 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:43 AM

Depends what you want your vacation to be. Do you want family, do you want chill, or do you want all out spring break madness?

I'm down for anything, but it's just going to be me and the boyfriend.

I wanted to go to South Africa but that's way too expensive.

So I'm thinking Stateside or Mexico or Canada, since we'll be vacationing in Vietnam in the winter.



#4 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   17331 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:49 AM

Mexico is a big place.

 

I've been to sf, vancouver and seattle.  All three are expensive.   Seattle is ok.  SF and Vancouver are spectacular.  



#5 laneroo   kitty kitty spank spank CAGiversary!   590 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:55 AM

Mexico is a big place.

 

I've been to sf, vancouver and seattle.  All three are expensive.   Seattle is ok.  SF and Vancouver are spectacular.  

I should've clarified when I said Mexico, I meant like.. Yucatan, so like Chichen Itza and Merida.

What did you do in Vancouver ? I looked it up and it just seemed like there wasn't much to do, but who knows.



#6 Duo_Maxwell   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5752 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 03:51 AM

If planning on Canada I'd say opt for Toronto or Montreal areas over Vancouver. I've been to all 3 and while Vancouver was perfectly nice, there really was less do to there I think, unless visiting friends or family you'd have a hard time filling out a whole week let alone 2. I have zero interest in going to Mexico personally so I don't have much real knowledge but I would think there's also not too much to do in Yucatan unless you really dig nature or Mayan/Spanish history & architecture. Seattle is pretty nice though. Lots to do, but kind of isolated though you could also spend some of the 2 weeks in another pacific northwest city like Portland. Idaho has some nice nature and parks to take in as well.

 

I always thought It would fun to try out Hawaii or even the Southern California coast mainly just because I've never been though. I did have a really nice extended May vacation on the Gulf coast awhile back. Started with 5 nights in New Orleans, then hit up Gulf Shores, AL, Biloxi, and Panama City Beach over the next couple weeks before heading home.



#7 laneroo   kitty kitty spank spank CAGiversary!   590 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:03 AM

If planning on Canada I'd say opt for Toronto or Montreal areas over Vancouver. I've been to all 3 and while Vancouver was perfectly nice, there really was less do to there I think, unless visiting friends or family you'd have a hard time filling out a whole week let alone 2. I have zero interest in going to Mexico personally so I don't have much real knowledge but I would think there's also not too much to do in Yucatan unless you really dig nature or Mayan/Spanish history & architecture. Seattle is pretty nice though. Lots to do, but kind of isolated though you could also spend some of the 2 weeks in another pacific northwest city like Portland. Idaho has some nice nature and parks to take in as well.

 

I always thought It would fun to try out Hawaii or even the Southern California coast mainly just because I've never been though. I did have a really nice extended May vacation on the Gulf coast awhile back. Started with 5 nights in New Orleans, then hit up Gulf Shores, AL, Biloxi, and Panama City Beach over the next couple weeks before heading home.

!!! Someone to confirm what I thought about Vancouver--Thank you.

I hear that it's really beautiful and all that jazz but when I looked up Tripadvisor, I had this feeling I might get bored trying to find things to do for a whole week.

 

My boyfriend's sister lives out in Hawaii but she's on a small island, so it would cost like.. $300 pp extra just to get to that island.

I've also been to Toronto twice now, but thank you for the suggestions. 



#8 lilboo   Not addicted to WoW CAGiversary!   18235 Posts   Joined 19.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:16 AM

I'm headed to Cozumel Mexico in July :D

Mexico is awesome. Cheap and beautiful. 



#9 equistina  

Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:09 AM

I haven't been to the areas you want to go to in Mexico (I've only been to Ensenada and Guadalajara), but whenever I go I always have fun and relax.

I would probably go to San Francisco. You'll be able to both relax and have fun should you two do so and there is a lot to see (fishermans warf, China town, etc)

If you do Mexico, I would probably do a beach area, like Cancun. There will be more to do in these areas because of tourists

#10 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   17331 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2014 - 02:47 PM

What do you want?  nightlife?  tourist attractions?  outdoors?  beach?

 

SF might be  your best bet though it's cold in may.



#11 laneroo   kitty kitty spank spank CAGiversary!   590 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:09 PM

I ended up booking for Vancouver! I was really leaning towards SF, but other people convinced me otherwise.

So thank you guys for all your suggestions.

#12 Duo_Maxwell   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5752 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:52 PM

I ended up booking for Vancouver! I was really leaning towards SF, but other people convinced me otherwise.

So thank you guys for all your suggestions.

Vancouver after all eh... I just went there a couple years ago so I'll toss out some suggstions...

 

Food- Enjoy the seafood if it's your thing because it's awesome. Also they have a really big Asian culture and population there and probably some of the best Asian cuisine in all of North America.

 

Shopping- If it's your thing or going with someone who enjoy's it you have to go to Robson Street.

 

Wreck Beach - This might be a shade too cold in May but it's one fo the nicest and most scenic beaches in the Western part of Canada. Fair warning that is in fact a clothing optional beach though and probably has some "interesting" characters. So one good thing about it being cold in May there's far less chance of seeing some fat 75 year old dude wearing nothing but sandals...

 

Harrison Hot Springs - A beautiful locale mostly on the water, can easily spend most of a day there.

 

TV shows - They actually film alot of TV shows in Vancouver. I doubt it's filming season now but you never know...

 

Victoria- Actually the capital but is another nice place on the outer edge. Beacon Hill Park is super nice.

 

Sunshine Coast - If you like the outdoors this place if awesome. Has cool beaches and great hiking trails both through the woods and along the actual cost. I'm pretty sure you can only get there by ferry though. At least I did.



#13 laneroo   kitty kitty spank spank CAGiversary!   590 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:58 PM

Vancouver after all eh... I just went there a couple years ago so I'll toss out some suggstions...

 

Food- Enjoy the seafood if it's your thing because it's awesome. Also they have a really big Asian culture and population there and probably some of the best Asian cuisine in all of North America.

 

Shopping- If it's your thing or going with someone who enjoy's it you have to go to Robson Street.

 

Wreck Beach - This might be a shade too cold in May but it's one fo the nicest and most scenic beaches in the Western part of Canada. Fair warning that is in fact a clothing optional beach though and probably has some "interesting" characters. So one good thing about it being cold in May there's far less chance of seeing some fat 75 year old dude wearing nothing but sandals...

 

Harrison Hot Springs - A beautiful locale mostly on the water, can easily spend most of a day there.

 

TV shows - They actually film alot of TV shows in Vancouver. I doubt it's filming season now but you never know...

 

Victoria- Actually the capital but is another nice place on the outer edge. Beacon Hill Park is super nice.

 

Sunshine Coast - If you like the outdoors this place if awesome. Has cool beaches and great hiking trails both through the woods and along the actual cost. I'm pretty sure you can only get there by ferry though. At least I did.

I really appreciate this ! I knew some people who lived in Vancouver and they didn't really suggest anything for me.

So thank you so much ! I'll be sure to look into some of these places :)



#14 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6860 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:11 PM

I would've voted for Vegas. :lol:

"Free" booze, world-class restaurants, shopping, nightclubs, and tons of shows.

I can't wait to go back in maybe...19 years? :rofl:

#15 usickenme   I'm the a-hole CAGiversary!   2560 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:48 PM

Tahiti is really awesome



#16 kilik64   Carefree, Wherever We May Be CAGiversary!   7600 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:17 PM

Tahiti is really awesome

Cant tell if serious or a reference to Agents of Shield...



#17 equistina  

Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:29 AM

I would've voted for Vegas. :lol:

"Free" booze, world-class restaurants, shopping, nightclubs, and tons of shows.

I can't wait to go back in maybe...19 years? :rofl:


Ok

I'm curious

Why 19 years?

#18 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6860 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:51 AM

Ok

I'm curious

Why 19 years?


Having my first kid next month. I figure if I have two, hopefully I can trust the 18 year old to baby sit...hopefully... ;)

#19 equistina  

Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:24 AM

Having my first kid next month. I figure if I have two, hopefully I can trust the 18 year old to baby sit...hopefully... ;)


Aaaaah

Ok

Congrats!

I just had my first in January :)

Changes your life so much, all good though <3

Don't know if anyone has mentioned it, but buy your girl a doughnut pillow. I didn't find out about it til after I no longer needed it, but it would have helped me tremendously as it killed me to sit on anything

#20 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6860 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:50 PM

Aaaaah

Ok

Congrats!

I just had my first in January :)

Changes your life so much, all good though <3

Don't know if anyone has mentioned it, but buy your girl a doughnut pillow. I didn't find out about it til after I no longer needed it, but it would have helped me tremendously as it killed me to sit on anything


Thanks for the tip!

#21 equistina  

Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:34 PM

Thanks for the tip!

Your Wrlcome

(I forgot to mention, it's for after labour whoops)

#22 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   17331 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:38 PM

this thread has taken a horrible change for the worse.