30th b-day trip with the girls

Old Jan 19th, 2006, 10:03 AM
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30th b-day trip with the girls

OK, So myself an a few of my girl friends are all turning 30 this fall (between Sept and Nov) And we want to plan a little weekend getaway. About 4-5 days.
We are looking for something warm, not too expensive, with a good night life and some sight seeing.
Suggestions so far have been Vegas (we don't gamble)San Diego (I'm thinking we'll lose too much time traveling from Philly), Miami- or anywhere in Fla. that is fun. We are not opposed to Mexico or the Bahamas.

Does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks in advance!
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A group of girl friends that I grew up with and I all turned 30 within about four weeks of each other last May. We went on a girl's weekend in April to Atlanta to pre-celebrate our birthdays. We picked Atlanta because it was within close driving distance, and Atlanta was a place where we could shop and go out to dinner/drink/clubs. Since you are wanting to branch out, I would obviously not pick Atlanta. I would recommend Vegas (shopping is FABULOUS, great restaurants, clubs, hotels, spas and tons to see - you don't have to gamble), New York City (again for great shopping, restaurants, clubs, hotels, spas and sight seeing), or Miami (for all of the above and the beach). Have fun!
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friends and i went to vegas to celebrate one of our 30th birthdays in 2003 and we had TOO MUCH FUN! i was always resistant to the idea of Vegas since i don't like to gamble either (i'm not good at playing odds, and i don't have that "lucky" thing) but they have some fantastic restaurants, so you can go to a different one every night owned by some of the best chefs, and if you and your girls like to go out dancing - this is your town...

one of the things i liked about las vegas is that there is a very celebratory feel in the air, which seems fitting for your occassion, because everyone is going for the singular purpose to have fun and relax (with the exception of some hardcore gamblers who might be there trying to win back their house)

as far as sight-seeing... well... there is none -- however, it IS pretty fun to go in to the different hotels on the strip...the Bellagio, the Venetian, some Piartes of the Carbbean type one.... nothing they do in Vegas conforms to the "less is more" school of thought so it's a very different form of sightseeing, but entertaining nonetheless for the sheer over-the-topness of it all. and make sure to check out that fountain "show" outside the Bellagio at night and do your own version of the final scene in Ocean's 11...

finally, one of the nights you're there you can catch a show (we saw cirque du soleil which was good)

if none of this appeals to you perhaps consider Key West, Acapulco, or Puerto Rico
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Old Jan 19th, 2006, 01:53 PM
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Miami, Orlando, New Orleans: all would be fun for nightlife and would meet your other requirements, but if you're going in fall, the risk of a hurricane disrupting your plans is always there. Plus, early fall would still be pretty hot and humid in any of those cities.

Las Vegas seems the obvious choice, although it'll be hella hot in early fall. If you can hold off 'til late October or November it would be great. There's plenty of sightseeing, both in town and outside (Death Valley, Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce). No need to gamble to have fun there either, and if you plan it right, hotel rooms and airfare can be really cheap.
 
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Boston is nice in the fall, and since you have 4-5 days you could take a day for "leaf peeping" also. If you go in Oct., you can go to Salem for a day, for "Haunted Happenings" all through the month. Great shopping on Newbury St., Copley Place, etc. The Boston Harbor Hotel has "girls' packages". Oops just saw you put warm, did you mean tropical warm b/c Boston will not be beach weather for sure, although in Sept you can get some hot days!

Have fun whatever you decide to do, it's important to keep close with your friends and celebrate the milestones!
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i stand corrected! The Weasel has great sightseeing ideas beyond theme-y hotels! especially since 5 days could be a bit much if you just stayed on the Strip all that time...
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