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Weekend trip ideas for August

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Weekend trip ideas for August

Hello Trip Advisor Forum,

I am trying to think of ideas for a long weekend in August of this year for my boyfriends birthday. We've been to Destin, Nashville, Chattanooga, but am looking for somewhere different. Was going to try for Las Vegas but (which I've never been) know it's extremely hot there at that time. I'm open to any suggestions. Would New Orleans be fun or way to warm as well. Help!

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1. Re: Weekend trip ideas for August

anywhere in the south,not in the Mountains will be hot in august.If youre flying my fav is NYC for a weekend. We also like Ashville NC as a fun spot.

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2. Re: Weekend trip ideas for August

Vegas is hot in the summer, but how much will you really be outside? I've had 2 trips there where I never left my resort/casino! And for a birthday, it's a great atmosphere. I just celebrated my bday in Vegas a few weeks ago.

New Orleans is great, but will be hot i the summer. I would save that for the fall.

I take a lot of weekend trips to NYC, but it can be hot in the summer and I tend to feel it more because I'm outside walking around so much. Chicago and Boston are 2 of my favorite weekend trips. Also, San Francisco and the Wine Country are cool in the late summer, which is an ideal time to visit. That would merit a long weekend.

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Might i suggest the grand canyons with a day trip to vegas --- the canyon can be way cooler --- we went in august, and it was 106 in vegas, 69 in the canyon.

Also, most of the casinos are connected by walkways, so you only have to be in the heat for a short time before you hit a/c again.

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4. Re: Weekend trip ideas for August

Agree with Jatlanta...i would go with San Fran and the wine country in august or chicago, the architectural tour on the water and maybe catching a cubs game in august would be a good birthday present for me.

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5. Re: Weekend trip ideas for August

I second Asheville NC. It will be nice in August. The downtown is really nice to walk.

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