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Old 07-02-2018, 05:48 PM
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I have an opportunity to sneak away for about 4 or 5 days with just the wife... No kids. Looking for something outside of just a trip to the beach. Any ideas? We are in Augusta, ga and it's last minute. Budget isn't a huge concern.
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The Ritz at Lake Oconee? Golf, sporting clays, or just sit around the horizon pool drinking frozen ones. Plus, they have some good restaurants on premises. Just a thought and not too far of a drive for ya.
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Augusta canal tour?
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Omni Grove Park Inn! Really neat looking place, lots of things to do nearby, golf on site. Fantastic spa....like truly incredible spa! Short drive for you as well!
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Omni Grove Park Inn! Really neat looking place, lots of things to do nearby, golf on site. Fantastic spa....like truly incredible spa! Short drive for you as well!
I love the Grove Park and have stayed there about 40 times but have you been there since the Omni bought them? It ain't the old Grove Park for sure. Don't get me wrong it's still a beautiful place and the OP said budget wasn't really an issue. jwfrost, if you are there on a weekend, hit the Sunday buffet.

Ya might even consider the Inn at Biltmore and take the tour of the Biltmore house and eat in the stable. It's also a damned nice hotel.
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I love the Grove Park and have stayed there about 40 times but have you been there since the Omni bought them? It ain't the old Grove Park for sure. Don't get me wrong it's still a beautiful place and the OP said budget wasn't really an issue. jwfrost, if you are there on a weekend, hit the Sunday buffet.

Ya might even consider the Inn at Biltmore and take the tour of the Biltmore house and eat in the stable. It's also a damned nice hotel.
Given those options I’d choose the GPI over the Inn at Biltmore.

The Greenbriar is also great (with fly fishing on site) but harder for you to get to from Augusta.
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I have an opportunity to sneak away for about 4 or 5 days with just the wife... No kids. Looking for something outside of just a trip to the beach. Any ideas? We are in Augusta, ga and it's last minute. Budget isn't a huge concern.
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Had to chuckle at some of the responses that included "guy" activities!

J-Dub-F, I personally would suggest a trip to New England. Perfect time of year! Maine, New Hampshire, Cape Cod (my #1 choice). Lots of small towns, unique experiences, good weather, even better food, History, shopping, culture.......

Women love it, and you will, too.

Personally, I would fly into Boston, spend the day at Faneuil Hall, walk the Freedom Trail. See Sam Adams grave and some cool history.

Come sunset hit the road to The Cape. Maybe stay in Eastham or Wellfleet. Do the local scene. Hit P-Town for a day.

Other than driving Rt. 6, there's no stress on The Cape.
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OK, I'll say it. Pic of wife?
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If you're not going on the 4th of July, I'd agree with ChrisW, except for flying into Boston.
If you're going that direction, fly into Providence, RI. and rent a car. Much easier than dealing with Logan.

You could check out Newport, RI and Cape Cod.

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My go to in this situation is compare direct flight Prices to the "decent" cities from my airport. Then find what's cheapest.

Cant go wrong with New England in summer, but the beaches up there get insanely crowded. Michigan/Midwest/Great Lakes in summer is supposedly incredible too.
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https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti..._Illinois.html

Quick plane trip to Chicago, great restaurants and great downtown area you can walk to many cool attractions.
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https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti..._Illinois.html

Quick plane trip to Chicago, great restaurants and great downtown area you can walk to many cool attractions.
we almost went last weekend. Wife found tix for $120 or something direct. Kids and dogs make everything complicated though.
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You said money wasn't an issue
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I hear Venezuela is "nice"....

Op,
What would the focus of the trip be? Food, entertainment, outdoor activities, just vegetating?
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Ok..wait a minute!

40 times????? You have ownership rights?
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I kind of agree with New England. ( of coarse,I live here )
Newport is fun, there’s a lot to do there.
Portland Maine is a cool area also.
Renting a car and driving the coastal roads from Boston to Portland is a great sight seeing trip.
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Brasstown Valley resort?
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