View Full Version : Weekend Getaway Locations

04-10-2013, 02:58 PM
Our 10 year anniversary is coming up in July and I'm trying to figure out what to do. I'd be content spending the time on the MC, but the wife doesn't completely agree. Any recommendations for a decent weekend vacation that won't break the bank(just redid interior and wrapped it). We live in the Nashville area and the wife hasn't travelled much.

04-10-2013, 03:10 PM
the gulf may be hike for you but never a bad trip. Gulf Shores, Pensacola, Panama City Beach, or Destin.

Gatlinburg is supposed to be romantical. But I've always though it was cheesy.

I'd suggest Savannah, Ga. Cool town with a ton of charm. Plenty to get out and do there... or not.

04-10-2013, 03:13 PM
We've done Gatlinburg, PCB, Jamaica...just thinking maybe it's time to hit the west coast. Maybe Vegas or San Fran...?

04-10-2013, 03:15 PM
I was in Cali desert for a week with work and in LA for a day. Could have spent much more than the few hours i had available finding stuff to get into there. good luck.

04-10-2013, 03:17 PM
was in Eureka Springs AR last weekend, on a day trip..... It's up near Beaver Lake. Was pretty impressed, it's a bed & breakfast town with a LOT of Historic architecture... I'll get my pics uploaded to my server soon.
The Cresent Hotel was amazing! it's an old haunted sanitarium

04-10-2013, 03:17 PM
We just did a couples trip to NOLA for Valentines day (wife's 40th b-day as well). It was incredibly fun with 6 other couples. Not sure how uncomfortably hot it would be there in July.

04-10-2013, 03:19 PM
And as Milk said, Eureka Springs is great or even Hot Springs for a getaway.

04-10-2013, 03:20 PM
I may have to look into this Eureka Springs

04-10-2013, 03:45 PM
page is built......

for ease of use, I build the page in single column.... so you can just scroll down
note, these are thumbnails.
the weather was crappy but warm.... iPhone4S pics from open sunroof

04-10-2013, 04:17 PM
sample pic from http://therideinstyle.com/eurekasprings/thumb.html



04-10-2013, 05:13 PM
if you are talking of flying ...

Austin TX (the live music capital of the world) and surrounding areas, it's usually HOT in July. some awesome BBQ places around, pubs/bars with live music (any variety), lakes, parks, etc.

Corpus Christi TX, gulf coast, museums, aquarium, day gulf fishing trips on party boats.

Seattle WA was a fun couple of days on a vacation my wife and I took a couple years back. famous fish market, lighthouses, historical walking tours downtown.

Portland/Astoria OR, bed n breakfasts, lighthouses, good seafood.

04-10-2013, 05:27 PM
New York or Philadelphia if she hasn't ever been; but if she want warm, then I second Savannah or maybe Hilton Head Island.

04-10-2013, 06:10 PM
If you are willing to go west then Lake Tahoe is fantastic in the summer. Warm during the day and cool at night. The lake is beautiful and their are lots of things you can do out on the lake. Fishing guide, catamaran cruise, rent a boat for an afternoon and drive around the lake, sunset sailboat cruise. Go up in the gondola of heavenly ski resort to see the lake from the top of the mountain.

Of course South Lake Tahoe has the casinos and gambling.

A group of us used to go to Tahoe every year snow skiing and the lake is fantastic. When we went one summer we had a wonderful time.

If you decide you have an interest we have tons of info, just give me a shout.

Some lake pics attached -- winter was all I could find. Those white dots in the lake are boat mooring buoys so you know what that will look like in July. 9284292843

04-10-2013, 06:39 PM
Depending on where in the SE you are,
Nashville, Chattanooga and Charleston and Savannah are all cool towns.

04-10-2013, 07:11 PM
Breaking the budget is way too subjective... And without knowing the OPs original location... Well..

I know in mid to late May, out of DFW, you can spend a week in a nice all inclusive resort like the allegro in cozumel for about $1700

04-10-2013, 07:38 PM
NOLA will be in the low to mid 90's for highs with matching humidity% (sticky). Great dining and culture just stay in the tourist areas.

The Marriott Grand Hotel in Point Clear Alabama is very relaxing.

San Antonio Riverwalk Area is quite nice and only 90 miles from Austin (live Music, Tex Mex, Texas BBQ and plenty of outdoor activities)

Vegas is a good option (lots of trip packages available).

San Francisco also very nice.

04-10-2013, 07:56 PM

Go down to New Orleans in other words

04-10-2013, 11:27 PM
You're talking just a weekend. Don't think you said what you like to do - history? art/architecture? nightlife?

A bunch have been covered. Second the Savannah suggestion. But July..ooh. And Eureka Springs is a cool place.

What about Asheville? Maybe a weekend at the Grove Park Inn? Great spa there

Since it's July, I'd look more north. Some great spots in Michigan. Traverse City? What about New York - doing Broadway. Or maybe some of the old school lake resorts in Ny and Vermont?

My ultimate summer weekend destination is Chicago. Tons of festivals going on. Great architecture. Food. Shopping. Nightlife. The lake. Pretty much anything you want.

04-11-2013, 12:13 AM
What about a weekend on a houseboat or floating cottage on Norris?

DJ 50
04-11-2013, 05:35 AM
I may have to look into this Eureka Springs

If you are going to Eureka and pulling your boat, don't drive into town with your trailer. Can get pretty tight in spots.

04-11-2013, 09:34 AM
If you are going to Eureka and pulling your boat, don't drive into town with your trailer. Can get pretty tight in spots.
or a limousine.....:(

04-11-2013, 10:01 AM
Vegas is always fun.

San Fran has a lot to do along with a short drive to Napa.

Yosemite is fantastic, book early.

NYC is the capital of pretty much all entertainment.

Washington D.C. has a lot to do and see.