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Peaceful Mini-Vacation Needed: Privacy & Nature a Must!



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amother
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Post Sun, Jun 16 2024, 1:19 pm
We're planning to buy a house soon and usually spend $3k-$8k on vacations, but this year we're on a tighter budget. Our kids attend summer camp, so we typically use that time for a luxurious getaway. However, I still want to plan a special, romantic experience with my husband that won't break the bank (max $1000 or less).

We need a vacation that offers:

- Relaxation and rejuvenation in a peaceful, natural setting (think forests, gardens, or beaches)
- Quality time together in privacy, away from crowds and noise
- A break from daily routines and stress
- A sense of romance and connection

I'm not looking for adventure activities, but rather a serene and intimate atmosphere to reconnect with my husband. It can be a quick 1-night escape, and doesn't necessarily require a hotel stay. We have free Spirit tickets for travel within the US, but I'm unsure if it's worth using them for a short trip.

I live in Upstate New York, and have already explored New Hampshire and Vermont, so I'm looking for a new destination. Any ideas for a peaceful, budget-friendly mini-vacation that meets our needs?
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amother
Springgreen


 

Post Sun, Jun 16 2024, 1:41 pm
Check Airbnb and VRBO. Hundreds of options that will fit the bill.
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amother
Bottlebrush


 

Post Sun, Jun 16 2024, 1:48 pm
we love Newport, RI and Saratoga Springs. we also enjoy the poconos and the adirondacks. maine is further away but also beautiful. if you like beaches consider cape cod/marthas vineyard or nantucket.
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amother
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Post Sun, Jun 16 2024, 1:56 pm
amother Bottlebrush wrote:
we love Newport, RI and Saratoga Springs. we also enjoy the poconos and the adirondacks. maine is further away but also beautiful. if you like beaches consider cape cod/marthas vineyard or nantucket.
what's Saratoga springs? Lol the name sounds intriguing! Which hotel did u do what activities....thanks so much
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amother
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Post Sun, Jun 16 2024, 2:00 pm
amother OP wrote:
what's Saratoga springs? Lol the name sounds intriguing! Which hotel did u do what activities....thanks so much


saratoga springs is the cutest town it has hot springs and famous racetrack (if either are your thing) and a beautiful park designed by olmstead and vaux (who designed central
park) and an adorable downtown. I’ve stayed in both embassy suites and hampton suites and both are fabulous but there are lots of hotels there.
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amother
Aconite


 

Post Sun, Jun 16 2024, 2:01 pm
Deal NJ a hotel on the beach
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amother
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Post Sun, Jun 16 2024, 3:30 pm
amother Aconite wrote:
Deal NJ a hotel on the beach
thank you for the recommendation, however, I'm not the type to go with my husband to the beach for modesty purposes, unless it's for whatever reason mostly empty....which I assume it isn't
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amother
Aconite


 

Post Sun, Jun 16 2024, 4:54 pm
amother OP wrote:
thank you for the recommendation, however, I'm not the type to go with my husband to the beach for modesty purposes, unless it's for whatever reason mostly empty....which I assume it isn't

Long branch beach is empty on a regular school/work day. I'm not sure what the schedule with public school is now. If it's over then it will be busy. Maybe someone from the area can chime in.
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amother
Feverfew


 

Post Sun, Jun 16 2024, 9:09 pm
Seconding Newport. Beautiful and romantic. You have the water, yet you could avoid the pritzus. The nicest thing we did was renting scooter mopads from scooter world and drove down ocean avenue. Take some beach chairs along it's the most spectacular ride.
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justforfun87




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, Jun 16 2024, 9:46 pm
Acadia national park in Maine is so beautiful and peaceful
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amother
Winterberry


 

Post Sun, Jun 16 2024, 10:38 pm
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/9.....;s=76
This checks off all your boxes.
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fig




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, Jun 16 2024, 10:39 pm
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1.....ff0e4
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catskillsrental




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Jul 08 2024, 6:53 pm
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amother
Mimosa


 

Post Mon, Jul 08 2024, 7:21 pm
[quote="catskillsrental"[/quote]


What is this? A website for one house? So many of the attractions and eateries are over an hour away.
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amother
Melon


 

Post Mon, Jul 08 2024, 7:35 pm
Asheville, North Carolina. I heard it’s a great peaceful and natural vacation spot.
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shachachti




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Jul 08 2024, 7:37 pm
Check this out.
Romantic, nature, private different and at your fingertips.

https://www.uniqueescapesny.com/
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