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Best Vacation Spot in August? Not on the West Coast. :)

Best Vacation Spot in August? Not on the West Coast. :)

Apr 14th, 2008, 06:27 AM
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cindy - if you link on the website I gave you above, there are several listings of resorts around Lake Superior (on the MN side).
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Apr 14th, 2008, 09:08 AM
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Montreal.
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May 6th, 2008, 01:43 PM
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hi cbm,

A couple of ppl have recommended Montreal....as a resident I didn't even think of it but it's a great option! Why not look into it? You don't need a car, you could rent an apartment or stay in a b&b to save money and you can enjoy shopping, nightlife, a new language, museums, great parks and historic places, GREAT food.....it's a great city for two women travellers. The fact that you will be travelling with a young infant wouldn't be a difficulty as public transport is efficient and runs often. The one thing you would not get in the downtown core is nature, but you would get beauty

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May 6th, 2008, 03:07 PM
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I think Cape Cod .. You can still find places to stay in August that are reasonable .. Call a realtor (Steele Associates in Dennis) or look on line Dennis Chamber of Commerce .. Often times they will have a home or cottage available or can recommend .. I would suggest beginning with Dennis .. beaches in Dennis are wonderful .. they have a wonderful bike trail .. there is also a walking trail .. You need not go too far to find yourself at the National Seashore .. If you want you can take a day trip to the Islands .. You are also not too far from Hyannis if you want a little bit of activity or shopping in the evening .. Although walking in the center of Chatham on a summer evening is just lovely ..Visit the Lavender Farm in Harwich .. Great restaurants .. my favorite .. Brewster Fish House in Brewster .. small and quaint .. I might not bring an 8 mo. old for dinner but certainly at lunch and the food is just wonderful .. There are also lots of other kid friendly spots in Dennis to eat .. Captain Frosty's .. Sesuit Harbor Cafe .. right on the water and a wonderful spot to put little feet in the water and enjoy some very good food .. About one and a half hours from downtown Boston .. if you wanted to make the trip to the Aquarium or the Children's Museum .. lots to see and do in Boston .. Also .. not too far from Portland, ME .. lovely .. and a great spot to visit as well .. with absolutely wonderful restaurants .. Lovely little town right on the water .. Not far from Kittery, ME .. (outlets galore) and also about an hour and half from Freeport, ME .. (home of L.L. Bean) .. all options .. depending on time and interests .. Much to do in Portland ..
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May 6th, 2008, 03:12 PM
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The mosquitoes, horse flies and deer flies in Minnesota would turn me off to that destination.

Also, Maine has horrid tiny black flies which bite and are worse than mosquitoes.

I would consider the North Carolina outer banks.
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Mar 13th, 2010, 03:48 AM
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Juhisachin, what kind of idiot are you? You register here to bring up a two year old thread to advertise something that doesn't even have anything to do with the thread itself.

Go away. We don't need you here.
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Mar 13th, 2010, 05:14 PM
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Speaking of "Cape Cod", you might want to check out what is called the "Cape Cod of the Midwest": Door County, Wisconsin.
This is an hour north of Green Bay, 3 hrs. north of Milwaukee, or 5 hrs. north of Chicago. This is the "thumb" shaped peninsula you see on a Wisconsin map, with Lake Michigan on the east side and Green Bay on the west. It's charming, refreshing and very family friendly. (I travel there every other summer from St.Louis to get my Upper Midwest Fix!) Another tip: the Lake Michigan side is always 5 degrees cooler than the Green Bay side.
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Mar 13th, 2010, 05:38 PM
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No offense, door county is pretty, but calling it "the Cape Cod of the Midwest" is sort of like calling Peoria the "Manhattan of the midwest".
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Mar 14th, 2010, 05:04 AM
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Lake Michigan!
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Mar 14th, 2010, 07:01 AM
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I know you said you live on the west coast and want other suggestions but considering how long the west coast is, and your other priorities, you may want to reconsider. Picking an area different from your own, anywhere from San Diego to Olympia NP or even venturing up to Vancouver gives you a beautiful location, water, low humidity, hiking, resturants, etc. In addition, being able to drive eleminates the expense of the plane tickets and rental car; allows you to bring all the baby stuff you want; and, saves you from two long plane trips.
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Mar 14th, 2010, 08:20 AM
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Barblab makes a whole lot of sense. Unless you've really exhausted the Pacific Northwest area and want to avoid it, I think everything you mentioned is even more abundant there than going to the east coast. I particularly think of British Columbia which is everything you mention and more.
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Mar 14th, 2010, 09:04 AM
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Why deal with the heat, humidity and bugs when you could visit the San Juan Islands in Washington? Find a B&B on Lopez, San Juan, or Orcas Island and relax. From there, you could easily visit Victoria BC for some city life. The scenery in the San Juans is world class, and there's lots goin on in the summertime.
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Mar 14th, 2010, 09:46 AM
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Why are people still replying? I was going to suggest Northern Minnesota till I scrolled down here to the end and realized that I hadn't paid attention to the dates of the posts. NeoPatrick correctly chastised Julisachin for resurrecting this 2 year old thread for advertising purposes. In any event, the OP has now gone on 2 summer vacations since the original question and has not posted back. Possibly eaten by a Sturgeon in Lake Superior.
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Mar 14th, 2010, 05:53 PM
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Touche!
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Mar 14th, 2010, 06:20 PM
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HA HA. Even after I realized that this was an old post resurrected for some illegal advertising, even I was caught in responding again. Most of us simply don't look at the dates of threads when we respond. When will I learn?
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Mar 14th, 2010, 06:24 PM
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The recommendation for Old Orchard Beach,Maine was a good one. No black flies in August as they are a spring thing in the pristine woodlands.Bring some warm clothes as August can have some cool nights. Pier fries with vinegar!
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Jul 20th, 2010, 09:08 AM
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thanks for continuing this, I am doing the same traveling this year and it is so helpful!
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May 25th, 2011, 08:06 AM
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I know you said nothing on West Coast, but in case you are willing to reconsider, Victoria, British Columbia is a delightful destination. It's on the harbor and it is easy to get around. I think it would be infant-friendly as well.
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May 25th, 2011, 09:05 AM
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travelhug: I doubt the OP is still looking for vacation ideas for August 2008.
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May 27th, 2011, 11:36 AM
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Funny stuff with this thread going back to 2008. It might have been a joke anyway to see what people would say. It's like this: I want to go on a GREAT vacation, but not on the west coast. Here are my specifications: I will have two toddlers and one is allergic to the sun, and the other has a broken big toe so she has to be held. I want to do a lot of hiking. The place I stay has to be cheap because I am on a very low budget. I also won't have a car and my double stroller is broken. I can't stand humidity or too much sun and I hate seafood. Any ideas people? Thanks in advance!!
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