Vacation Recommendations (US)?

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  1. deadly7

    deadly7 Senior member

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    I'm looking at going on a trip with the lady friend this summer, and we're looking to make one leg of the trip in a more outdoor setting (but not a camping trip). There are the obvious places (Yosemite, Sierras, Redwood National Park, Grand Canyon, etc.) but those are full of tourists.

    I know the peoples of SF are well-traveled, so I was wondering if there were any recommendations for less-traveled places. Continental U.S. only.

    Thanks in advance!

    edit: adding the following

    Thinking about it more, another option that I'm pretty interested in would be a remote lodge/resort. This opens it up from being purely 'nature' travel destinations, so if anybody has some suggestions here, I'm all ears.
     
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  2. RedLantern

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    Olympic National Park. Come in late July or August.
     


  3. mordecai

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    Anywhere in between Montana and northern Arizona.
     


  4. deadly7

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    This place actually looks really cool. The only problem may be the timing: Is there a reason you recommend late July/August?
     


  5. RedLantern

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    The weather cannot be assumed agreeable until mid july at the earliest. Every few years it starts to get nice in late June in the Seattle area, but I cannot count how many rainy 4th of July's I've had. I assumed you would be interested in visiting Seattle and some other surrounding areas in addition to the park.
     


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    there are any # of nice 'resort' type ranches/lodges in either the rocky mtn west (e.g triple creek in momtana), or east coast (migis in maine or the point &/or lake placid lodge in the adirondacks)
     


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    I was going to mention Maine and the islands also- but out west there's also coastal Oregon- usually not too touristy and beautiful.
     


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    On my list, beautiful forests.
     


  9. deadly7

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    Damn. This puts a damper in visiting it this year, at least. Putting it on the long-term list.

    Both those places look awesome. Do you have any experience with things a bit further south on the east coast? Near VA or Delaware? I've found a few places on Google, but word-of-mouth > random shit you f ind on the internet.

    Out of curiosity, what else is on your list?
     


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