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bellman Jul 13th, 2010 05:19 PM

I need some trip ideas.
 
I'm looking to take a weekend getaway with my wife on the weekend of November 6th. I live in southeast TN and will be flying out of Chattanooga or Atlanta. I had thought I might go on the northeast coast but I think it will be too cool to enjoy so I'm looking for other ideas. I'm looking to fly out on Sat and come back on Mon or Tue.

We will be traveling by ourselves (we have no kids), I'm 31 and she's 28, and we could be categorized as "middle class."

Any ideas/help would be appreciated.

carolyn Jul 13th, 2010 05:37 PM

Chicago is a neat city. San Antonio? Charleston? Louisville?

bellman Jul 13th, 2010 05:42 PM

I did San Antonio a few years ago.

I have a free companion ticket to fly so Charleston and Louisville are probably too close.

Chicago is an idea.

Attnymom Jul 13th, 2010 05:47 PM

I absolutely love to visit Chicago, but if you are worried about cool weather it might not be the place for you that time of year. What about New Orleans? You say you have a free companion ticket, so I'm assuming you are flying Southwest. Southwest flies to lots of fun vacation destinations - what about Phoenix, Washington DC, or Las Vegas?

ksucat Jul 13th, 2010 05:49 PM

I would head out and fly into Phoenix and stay the night there and then drive up to Sedona for 3 days..2 hour drive and one of the most visual stunning places on earth.
Check expedia.com for deals.
For solid 3* hotels, we like Best Western Inn of Sedona, Hyatt Pinion, Hilton, La Quinta Inn, Sedona Rouge resort.
All under $200 but have gotten most for around $100 but just depends on the time of year and who's having what deal.
Luxury hands down is Enchantment resort..they had this for $250 on expedia.com a couple of months ago..usually goes for around $700+ a night for a casita.
Great hiking, eating and drinking.
If that doesn't work, come to San Diego..we love our tourists and its still warm and great deals in November.
Happy to help!

bellman Jul 13th, 2010 06:00 PM

It's funny you mention the Phoenix area because that is the way I was leaning. My only snag has been that I don't play golf and my wife is not a huge "spa" person because she thinks most services are overpriced.

Sedona is not an area I am very familiar with so I would love to hear more about it such as things to do, etc.

We are planning a big California trip for next summer so San Diego is out for our "weekend getaway."

Thanks for the help everyone.

abram Jul 13th, 2010 06:59 PM

We enjoyed a trip to Phoenix without golf or spas. There's lots to do.

Las Vegas?

happytrailstoyou Jul 13th, 2010 07:13 PM

Sedona is up in the mountains and can be cold in November. I suggest Tucson--about 120 miles south of Phoenix. It will be warm, but not as hot as Phoenix. Tucson has quite a few attractions well-worth investigating, including the ones with *** on this list: http://www.frommers.com/destinations...8_indattr.html

Living in the NW, we find Tucson's surroundings to be exotic. You won't need to play golf, and your wife won't feel compelled to wile away her time and money on somebody lighting a scented candle and sprinkling her with rose petals.

HTTY

ksucat Jul 13th, 2010 07:13 PM

heck, you don't need to do any golf or tennis to have a great time in PHX.
Tons to do like abram stated.

ksucat Jul 13th, 2010 07:18 PM

Sedona, first week of November should be in the high 60-70's during the day and crisp at night..I don't consider that 'cold'.

happytrailstoyou Jul 13th, 2010 08:06 PM

That's the way I remember October. I'm glad it is spilling over into November.


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