Dating and dumping guide
The main attraction in town is the Mystic Seaport, where you can see old restored ships and a tiny recreated 19th-century village.
(You better believe they have a printing press.) There's also an aquarium, planetarium, and dining options outside that one famous pizza place.
But most importantly, it has mountain opera, which everyone knows is the best kind.
Napa Valley is the expected choice here, but you can mix it up by pretending to be Batman and enjoying your California wines in a legit cave.
A stroll through Forsyth Park (with its trademark fountain) is a must. Whether you're looking to escape in June or January, Mc Call can cater to your vacation needs. ) In the summer, you can use Payette Lake for all sorts of water sports. Obviously, you should stay there, but don't spend all weekend cooped up in the place.
So is browsing the vendors (and ships) along River St. In the winter, the resort town offers snowshoeing, snow tubing, and skiing off Brundage Mountain. A Loch Ness-type figure named Sharlie is rumored to hang around, so if you wanna really make an impression and score a private patch of the lake, just shout his name. Get out to Malanaphy Springs and Phelps Park for your nature fix.
We favored smaller towns and quiet lakes/mountains/beaches to make it seem more like a "getaway," and tried to steer clear of experiences that hinged too heavily on one really kick-ass resort.
(Though we certainly dug into some hotel recs.) Enjoy your stay, and be sure to tip your B&B hosts well: activities for you and your your frat bros (Hangout Fest!
But we're willing to bend the rules a little here because it's so ridiculously pretty. Most importantly, there's the 13-24 Drive In, so you can snuggle up under the stars to, uh, Decorah gets name-dropped a lot in reference to The Hotel Winneshiek, a pretty hotel boasting a tap room, "opera house," and at least two fancy stone pillars.Amelia Island itself is pretty quiet, so you'll get a more intimate experience than you would in Key West or Miami Beach.Plus it's named after a princess, so you know it's fancy.You're going there to drop your bags, maybe do a quick spin around the hotel gardens, and head out to the larger Brandywine Valley area.While you won't be inundated with an incredibly boozy concoction everywhere you go, the region, which encompasses swaths of Delaware Pennsylvania, does have several gorgeous manors and gardens there, including the Nemours Mansion and Winterthur, built by the Du Pont family.Pristine beaches ripe for dumping your cooler of cheap lager!), but it also boasts plenty to do now that you're an adult and attempting to impress someone not wearing an airbrushed tank.While there are many excellent, echo-y options out there, most of them are reserved for private parties (read: crazy expensive to book). After you've finished your subterranean wining, there's plenty of excellent food, shopping, and river sports in Napa to fill the rest of your vacation. You're probably thinking this should be a ski resort town, but why limit yourself to the slopes?At Estes Park, active couples can go whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, climbing, zip-lining, and ropes-coursing all in one weekend.Keep in mind that the latter will fulfill those Balto fantasies.You're going to Sedona to marvel at all the majestic red rocks, but it's your call whether you do this via pink Jeep tour or hot-air balloon.