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Where to go? - February 2016

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Dh would like to go away "somewhere" for his next birthday which is February 1. I'm looking for suggestions in order to broaden my scope.

We're going to Hawaii in April, so don't want to repeat that. Not interested in Florida.

Looking for someplace where the weather will be decent. This doesn't mean it has to be warm necessarily, but freezing cold and snow is out.

TIA
 

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How about Las Vegas? - won't be hot, but will be sunny. Easy place to get an exchange, and fly to, and lots to do.
 

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How about Las Vegas? - won't be hot, but will be sunny. Easy place to get an exchange, and fly to, and lots to do.

Should have put this in the not interested group. We've gone there the past two years and I'm kind of done with it, at least for a few years.
 

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We LOVE Mazatlán in Feb. Carnival (Feb 4-9). Shrimp. Great party, warm, friendly people. Good food. Shrimp. Perfect weather. Buzzing around in Pulmonias, fishing, art galleries, Concerts, Shrimp. What's not to like?

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Smokey mountain Lodge has waterparks. I don't have
An idea of your son's age. Cold birthday

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Smokey mountain Lodge has waterparks. I don't have
An idea of age. Cool down.

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Aren't the Smoky Mountains really COLD in February?
 

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Sounds like maybe a change from heat.

1) She's traveling Feb. 1 - so it won't be hot in New Mexico.

2) She said no snow or freezing cold.
 

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How about Sedona? Never been there myself but it's on my list. After that I'd
Consider Texas or Mexico.
 
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I would vote for Palm Desert area. Not an easy exchange into Feb but easier than Mar. One of my favorite getaways with not much but yet enough to do.
 

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How about Sedona? Never been there myself but it's on my list. After that I'd
Consider Texas or Mexico.

Been to Sedona a few times. Would prefer to stay in U.S. so Mexico is out.
 

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How about a nice, slow, romatic trip aboard AMTRAK on a route which includes crossing several states and overnight stay with meals on the train? I heard decent reviews of these sort of trips. We just took the Adirondack from NYC to Montreal in June - very nice experience (including the almost three-hour delay in Penn Station), the only thing which we would have wished for was a private cabin to sleep in, but that was not an option on that route as the train made the entire trip during the day.

One possible route is on the California Zephyr.

Here is a page containing a listing of routes (unsure this is an all inclusive listing):

http://www.amtrak.com/find-train-bus-stations-train-routes
 
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Sounds like maybe a change from heat.

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We're at 7000 feet. It will be cold, and most likely snow covered here in February.
 

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You've really narrowed down the choices!

I'd go for the train ride. Then New Orleans. Then NYC.

Actually, I'd go to Mazatlan or Puerto Vallarta first, then the train, etc. But you said no Mexico.
 

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I'm going to knock out the train ride. :D:D

We did the California trip from the SF Bay area to Seattle. It was one night and one of the worst night's sleep I've ever had......and we had a sleeper compartment. Also have done the trip from NYC to Montreal, and then on to Quebec City.

Going to NYC next month.

Haven't been to New Orleans, so that might be a contender. Need to start running some of these by dh. I do appreciate the ideas.
 

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San Diego. Weather will be reasonable but not too hot. Sunny without the heat. Lots and lots to see and do. Fun town at a great time of year.

Dave
 

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San Diego. Weather will be reasonable but not too hot. Sunny without the heat. Lots and lots to see and do. Fun town at a great time of year.

Dave

Went there earlier this year. Love San Diego, but would like to go somewhere new, or at least somewhere we haven't been for awhile.

I'd love to go somewhere in Colorado, but I don't think that would be the best weatherwise.

And yes, I know I'm being difficult.
 

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yes, I know I'm being difficult.

LOL! How about listing where you HAVEN'T been? ;)

And have we discussed my favorite hangout? St. George, Utah? Stone's throw to Zion and Bryce - amazing scenery at that time of year. Easy drive up from Las Vegas, so flying in and out is a snap. Amazing scenery there. Very different from Sedona or Santa Fe.

Dave
 

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Well, this would be the perfect time to go to SE Asia. Thaailand, Vietnam and the Philippines are all nice. I am less excited about Bali. NZ is great almost any time.
 

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I would vote for New Orleans, Charleston SC, San Antonio TX, and maybe Hilton Head SC...
 

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Been to Sedona a few times. Would prefer to stay in U.S. so Mexico is out.

Both Palm Desert and Sedona are "high desert" and can get pretty cold in the winter, esp Sedona. The average Feb temps in Palm Springs are actually pretty appealling,with an average high of 74 and low of 48, but there can be wide swings in temps that make up that average.

It is very difficult to want predictable warm weather without leaving the US, but excluding Flariduh and Hawaii from consideration. Maybe USVI or Puerto Rico?
 

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The Caribbean
 

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I'd suggest a Caribbean cruise, but otherwise...
New Orleans
-- Oak Alley and other plantation houses via car or GrayLine tour.
-- National WWII Museum.
-- The Food.
-- Bourbon Street, Pat O'Brien's for Hurricanes & Preservation Hall for music.
Key West & Florida Keys
-- Duval Street & Mallory Square at Sunset
-- Dry Tortugas & Fort Jefferson via "Fast Cat" boat or flightseeing.
-- Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum.
Charleston, SC:
-- Tours: plantation houses & horse-drawn carriage rides.
-- harbor boat rides & Fort [Sumpter].
-- USS Yorktown & The Citadel.
In Georgia:
-- Callaway Gardens Resort (Pine Mountain).
-- Savannah, Georgia -- trolley tours, Pine Island.
.
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A cruise would be my top recommendation, followed closely by Hilton Head. We loved Hilton Head during the winter and are going back again this January/February. Easy and cheap at that time of year, with lots of two-for-one dinner offers at top restaurants.
 
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