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Avios vacation from NYC
« on: June 15, 2012, 12:47:32 PM »
Don't want to take the Toronto thread too far afield so I'll start a new one.

Seems like not enough to do in Toronto to warrant flying out for a few days do looking for other suggestions for a short vacation from NYC using avios.
Been recently to philli, Boston and DC so that takes basically all the driving distance ones. Maybe Baltimore
One suggestion was Montreal-good idea?
Cleveland? KC? Atlanta-probably too hot.
Any other good ideas? Anything i'm missing.
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Re: Avios vacation from NYC
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 01:12:47 PM »
CLE, ORD, PIT, and YUL are all good BA options from NYC.
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Re: Re: Avios vacation from NYC
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 01:19:01 PM »
CLE, ORD, PIT, and YUL are all good BA options from NYC.
Already gonna be in ord twice this summer. Looking for something else. What to do in the others to warrant a 2/3 day trip (I am not a foodie so don't travel just for food)
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Re: Avios vacation from NYC
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 01:29:14 PM »
Already gonna be in ord twice this summer. Looking for something else. What to do in the others to warrant a 2/3 day trip (I am not a foodie so don't travel just for food)
traveling alone or with family if so what ages?
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Re: Re: Avios vacation from NYC
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 01:30:04 PM »
traveling alone or with family if so what ages?
Undecided but probably just the wife
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Re: Re: Avios vacation from NYC
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 01:33:04 PM »
Already gonna be in ord twice this summer. Looking for something else. What to do in the others to warrant a 2/3 day trip (I am not a foodie so don't travel just for food)

If you guys Enjoy a baseball game ...PIT has PNC Park ... one of the most beautiful parks in Baseball and really cheap to go to a game as the team is no good. 
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Re: Re: Re: Avios vacation from NYC
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 01:41:00 PM »
If you guys Enjoy a baseball game ...PIT has PNC Park ... one of the most beautiful parks in Baseball and really cheap to go to a game as the team is no good.
They actually are pretty good this year.I do enjoy baseball but wouldnt travel (at last with the wife) just for a ballgame
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Re: Avios vacation from NYC
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2012, 01:46:17 PM »
What are you looking to do? Museums, hiking, water activities, sight seeing, etc.? i.e. if you give a list of what you like to do in cities it'll be easier to figure out. I would definitely find plenty to do in Toronto for 2-3 days so if you can't maybe your looking for different activities...
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Re: Re: Avios vacation from NYC
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 01:50:38 PM »
What are you looking to do? Museums, hiking, water activities, sight seeing, etc.? i.e. if you give a list of what you like to do in cities it'll be easier to figure out. I would definitely find plenty to do in Toronto for 2-3 days so if you can't maybe your looking for different activities...
Love hiking and also like museums/sight seeing. Didn't look at all into Toronto, just from reading through this thread that was the perception I got. What would you do in Toronto?
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Re: Avios vacation from NYC
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2012, 02:01:10 PM »
Love hiking and also like museums/sight seeing. Didn't look at all into Toronto, just from reading through this thread that was the perception I got. What would you do in Toronto?
Well besides obviously Niagara falls. Here is a list of 229 activities in Toronto I am sure you can find 3 days worth of fun :P. I haven't spent that much time in Toronto although I love the city its just so clean and has nicer people than America. As for the others Cleveland has a plethora of amazing hikes that you can "discover" water falls, go creek walking, all in totally secluded areas. I am sure I can find some great hikes if you decide to go. They also have one of my favorite art museums (which is free btw) if your into that. there is the rock and roll hall of fame as well as the polka hall of fame lol. They just got a new casino. here's a list of 96 thing to do http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g50207-Activities-Cleveland_Ohio.html . Pittsburgh meh I wouldn't bother they have some great kids museums but I think you would get bored. Cleveland and Toronto both have beaches where you can do water stuff btw. If you have more questions I'll try and answer this was just a ramble hope some of it made sense.
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Re: Re: Avios vacation from NYC
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2012, 02:04:02 PM »
Well besides obviously Niagara falls. Here is a list of 229 activities in Toronto I am sure you can find 3 days worth of fun :P. I haven't spent that much time in Toronto although I love the city its just so clean and has nicer people than America. As for the others Cleveland has a plethora of amazing hikes that you can "discover" water falls, go creek walking, all in totally secluded areas. I am sure I can find some great hikes if you decide to go. They also have one of my favorite art museums (which is free btw) if your into that. there is the rock and roll hall of fame as well as the polka hall of fame lol. They just got a new casino. here's a list of 96 thing to do http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g50207-Activities-Cleveland_Ohio.html . Pittsburgh meh I wouldn't bother they have some great kids museums but I think you would get bored. Cleveland and Toronto both have beaches where you can do water stuff btw. If you have more questions I'll try and answer this was just a ramble hope some of it made sense.
Thanks for the info. Was in Niagara two years ago, probably wait a little longer before returning. Gonna look into Toronto
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Re: Avios vacation from NYC
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2012, 02:05:38 PM »
Thanks for the info. Was in Niagara two years ago, probably wait a little longer before returning. Gonna look into Toronto
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Re: Avios vacation from NYC
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2012, 02:48:30 PM »
Not sure why you would fly to Baltimore, it is not a far drive from NYC (3 hours from brooklyn w/o traffic)

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Re: Re: Avios vacation from NYC
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2012, 02:51:19 PM »
Not sure why you would fly to Baltimore, it is not a far drive from NYC (3 hours from brooklyn w/o traffic)
Wasn't planning on flying. That was in the drivable section
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Re: Avios vacation from NYC
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2012, 02:35:21 PM »
@jj1000 people in DFW etc are definitely nicer than people in Toronto...

If u haven't been to MSY its a must IMHO. Not sure about museums but vey different and unique. Very hard to find awards to there IME.
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