If you had five days off of work and $1,000 to spend, where would you go?
I will be in that situation in mid-April, what to do? Where to go that isn't too cold, isn't too expensive, and offers a combination of city ammenities and natural beauty? I'd like to do some hiking, as well as shopping and dining.
Well, where do you live? With that budget, I assume you'll be driving.
I love the Central Coast of CA, Paso Robles, wine country, Hearst Castle isn't too far away...
You sound like you're in an Old Hollywood musical, OP.
I'm starting from Northern California, and can drive or fly, if it's possible to fly anywhere on that budget.
If it were me, I would just throw a board on top of the car and start driving along the coast. No plans, just go where the road takes me.
[quote]If it were me, I would just throw a board on top of the car and start driving along the coast. No plans, just go where the road takes me.
That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
It actually sounds quite plausible, given the OP's location and budget, r7.
Charlie don't surf.
Nowhere. Id use it to pay off some of my colossal debt.
You must not get around much, R7, because I've said some right daft things before. ;-D
I'd start by getting the fuck out of Northern California. Anyone at anytime can come here. Use your imagination better, OP. BTW, $1,000 is chump change. You must be a flyover. Good luck. Have fun here. Wish I could show you around but DL won't allow that.
Wow. I'm being too cunty. Should be flattered that you should want to visit us.
Is Vancouver warm enough in mid April. It looks lovely to me. Or maybe Seattle.
You are indeed cunty, r12. OP, hope you have a wonderful time.
How colossal, R10?
Las Vegas, OP. If you're into hiking, Red Rock Canyon and Mt. Charleston are half an hour away, and Zion National Park is only two or three hours away. You can easily do a day hike of the Virgin River (though the water might still be too cold in April) or one of the other trails at Zion.
Hotels are dirt cheap if you stay off the Strip, and the city is overflowing with shops and restaurants. Just stay away from the slots and tables and you'll be fine.
I would stay home on Datalounge and call all the food delivery people as I needed a nosh to sustain my strength typing and giggling and farting of course.
Might consider a new piece of memory foam to keep me comfy on my electronically powered reclining, vibrating, commode and shower chair.
Why leave North Cali? Get a b&b in wine country. Rent a hot air balloon or go horse back riding. Drink wine and get a massage. Eat great food. Don't fight traffic or the public. Just relax & enjoy.
I'm really surprised how many of us gays live in Northern CA. I've always considered central CA (Bay Area) as home for me. Northern Ca really has been an area for the rough and ready outdoors or marijuana growing types. I've made it a few times up to Mendocino, Eureka and even Yreka, but I don't recall seeing many of my fellow pole prancers.
What about Guerneville r19?
Gurneville is still in the Bay Area so I would consider it central CA. My point is, the Bay Area is almost 400 miles to the Oregon border. Palm trees and tropical fruit grows just fine in the Bay area, so I've never considered the Bay Area as northern CA, it's north of San Diego and Los Angles, but still hell of way from Oregon.
I don't mean to be offensive. Like most of us DL, I seldom know much about many topics, but I know geography fairly well.
$1000? Only to the grocery. Fuck I hate poor gays.
I hate elitist scum, r22, so we're even.
$1,000? Really that isn't elitist. Get a fucking job.
You know, the question about whether San Francisco is in Northern California has a lot of DL flame war potential. Have at it ladies.
Have you ever been to Death Valley OP? They say everybody should go once.
I wasn't talking about priximity, r21. I thought it was obvious I was thinking along the lines of getting the most bang for your buck.
You don't have to travel a great distance to get away from it all. I live In a beautiful area with lots of attractions. My city is a global destination. And one of the best vacations I ever had was staying in a fancy resort that was only seven minutes away from my home.
It was so awesome to be home so quickly. Saved so much time and money...and enjoyed wonderful luxury. Totally stress free. :)
Explore your own back yard, especially if you're on a budget.
Why do Americans say "off of" when "off" is quite sufficient?
I'd go to Cuba, but I'm not American so I can.
A whole thousand dollars... over five days? My God, OP! That's $200 a day!
Why, you could stay in a very nice hotel in downtown Winnipeg for that kind of money!!!
Head south. Ciaran has a good idea about just going where the road takes you. I've done that on the California coast. If you get down to Sequoia National Park, there is great hiking all through that area. They have nice cabins for rent in the park, with huge stacks of cut wood to burn in the stove/heater. It will still be cold up there at night in April, but it's sublime.
Where in "Northern California" are you starting from?
What do you like to do? Hiking? Art? Movies?
Music? Food? What?
I'm in Eureka/Arcata....
Or any other of those racist countries.
Only $1,000? Really? Put it in the bank and have a staycation, you impoverished bitch.
Oops... sorry I said that. I just shot off at the cunt.