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Where in the world will Jen and Carl go?

Jen and I go on an anniversary vacation in early May. On our honeymoon, we went to Boston, the Simmons Homestead at Cape Cod (recommended!), and Washington D. C. Year one was a quiet trip to Cambria, staying at the White Water Inn (recommended, as well!) This year, it was a week in Disney World. And so now, I need to start planning the next trip...

  • Continental US only, since we'll have frequent flyer miles to use
  • Good weather for an early May vacation
  • Up to one week
  • Friendly for a couple (i.e. romanticish)
  • Good food available (yeah, well...)

So... anyone have suggestions one where to go/what to do?



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Sep. 27th, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
Lake Tahoe.
Sep. 27th, 2005 04:28 am (UTC)
Sep. 27th, 2005 09:30 am (UTC)
I do not work for the Wisconsin Tourism Board, but...
Romantic Downtown Janesville. I'll rent my living room to you on the cheap. Cable TV included (no HBO).

I generally think that Wisconsin and other areas of the upper midwest are best in May and early-mid October, and this is as the perspective of a year-round lifetime resident. Our winters are snowy, our summers are humid, but spring and fall make it all worthwhile. In southern Wisconsin, early May tends to be mid-60s for temperature and follows our rainy season.

If you want to get in touch your inner child, Madison, WI is temperate in early May and the food literally cannot be beat. There's a place with gourmet hamburgers that you have to visit some time in your lifetime -- imagine a hamburger with three types of cheese, bacon, and a garlic sauce. Imagine the romantic trip to the nearby emergency room after the heart attack. About thirty miles east is a small town called Johnson Creek, and it's where my parents had their honeymoon. In November. Door County (the tip of the thumb if you think that Wisconsin looks like a glove) is picturesque, but generally it's most open in summer months. Another great place is Mackinac Island in upper Michigan, but I'm not sure of how easy it is to get there via airplane, and depending on how early in May you're talking about it might be a bit colder than you'd like. Rockford or Chicago, IL might be options, too, and are generally 5-10 degrees warmer than Madison.

But yeah, the midwest is great the time of year you're talking about.
Sep. 27th, 2005 11:29 am (UTC)
Re: I do not work for the Wisconsin Tourism Board, but...
I'd second what he says about Door County, working there and all. It really doesn't get going with stuff until after Memorial Day, but if you want a quiet getaway, scenic lakeshore, quaint little shops and culture, it's great. And if you crave the "big city" Green Bay is just over an hour away - and yes, there are things here other than the Packers.
Sep. 27th, 2005 12:01 pm (UTC)
Continental US only, since we'll have frequent flyer miles to use
Colonial Williamsburg (and the historic triangle)

Good weather for an early May vacation
The heat and humidity don't usually hit until July and August

Up to one week
Plenty to do during that week

Friendly for a couple (i.e. romanticish)
Lots of ramanticish hotels (Williamsburg Inn, The Great Wolf Lodge.

Good food available (yeah, well...)
More restaurants than you can shake a stick at, and the opportunity to sample the Beloved's food (I've gained 80 pounds since I've been married...really!)
Sep. 27th, 2005 12:19 pm (UTC)
N. Y. C., baby. More activities than you can shake a stick at, 22,000 restaurants (okay, half of them are "Ray's Pizza" or some variation, but still...). Carriage rides through Central Park, unless you believe that those are out.

Ooh. You could have the date Dana and Casey never did...
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