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Oct 1st, 2008, 01:41 PM
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new years eve ideas

We have been to Annapolis,Boston,DC,Philadelphia, Jackson Hole,Las Vegas and Orange County CA. Looking for somewhere different to have a fun new years eve, We are in our early forties. We want to be able to drink and not have to drive. A City that offers more to explore would be great we can stay about 5 days. Any ideas?
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Oct 1st, 2008, 04:47 PM
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how about austin texas. i've not been but understand there are loads of clubs and great music.
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Oct 1st, 2008, 05:38 PM
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New Orleans.
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Oct 1st, 2008, 05:38 PM
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We've done San Antonio and that was fun; you can stay on the river, and there are tons of restaurants and bars where you wouldn't have to drive. When we were there, they had a ball drop and live bands.
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Oct 2nd, 2008, 07:42 AM
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Is there 5 days worth of stuff to explore in these cities, they sounds interesting but would hate to be bored after day 2.
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Oct 2nd, 2008, 07:49 AM
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If you did SA, I'd probably pair it with time in another city like Austin.

How about San Francisco or New York?
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Oct 2nd, 2008, 07:59 AM
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New York on new years eve is probably too many people. Looking for a different state. We have been all over Lower CA. Never have been to Texas. We have been to carribean and Europe, but wanted to stay in US.
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Oct 2nd, 2008, 08:12 AM
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San Francisco on New Year's Eve is the same as San Francisco every other day of the year except more expensive. It's just not a "New Year's Eve" kind of place.
 
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Oct 2nd, 2008, 09:31 AM
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I second the New Orleans suggestion. I think 5 days would be a perfect amount of time there. Although I don't typically travel over New Year's Eve, I just booked my own NYE trip to NO for this year.
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Oct 2nd, 2008, 10:29 AM
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Unsure of New Orleans for five days. What tours do they offer?
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Oct 2nd, 2008, 11:25 AM
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What's the weather like in NO around New Year's?
 
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If you do go with New Orleans, check out the cab situation ahead of time; my husband was there for the national championship game, and it took him literally hours to get a cab that would take him back to his hotel.
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Oct 2nd, 2008, 11:37 AM
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I am leaning against new orleans, any other ideas?
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Oct 5th, 2008, 03:33 PM
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Have been researching aspen and winter vacation ideas, any thoughts?
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Graybrew1 ~ typically Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge/CopperMtn(CO) all

require a Weeks stay during the holiday week.

They offer activities, other than skiing; will be at their prime for beauty and crowds, and you can have lodging that would allow drinking and walking back.
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Oct 5th, 2008, 06:08 PM
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Another vote for New Orleans.

It is a GREAT city for NYE with a Gumbo Pot countdown and fireworks on the river.

Stay in the French Quarter or Marigny and you never need a taxi.

Museums such as NOMA, Scuplture garden at NOMA, Ogden, D Day, National Jazz Park with free performances and many other smaller ones.

You can take a free guided tour of the French Quarter with the National Park Service.

There are walking tours of the Garden District, Cemetaries and Haunted tours too.

You can also spend a day on a Plantation tour or Swamp tour.

Ride the Streetcar down St Charles Ave and brunch at Commander's Palace.

The Zoo, Audubon Park, Aquarium and Insectarium are great.

Rent a bicycle to explore.

The National Championship game is only here every 4 years. That was this year.

The Sugar Bowl is Jan 2, 2009 and those college football fans are lots of fun.

Weather can be anywhere from 30-80 degrees.

I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be. (well, europe maybe)

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