Post # 17
@This Time Round: +100
I’m from Calgary, and I have to say,in late June the flowers start to bloom and HOLY MOLY. Good places to visit are Banff (cute town, lots of art, boutiques, mountains, colorful lakes, planned activities, hotels for multiple budgets), some of the little towns in British Columbia a few hours away… hiking starts to really get nice that time of year. The Canadian Rockies are really breathtaking.
HOWEVER. If it’s early June I’d say stay a bit further south – Montana is amazing that time of year too or Colorado, since there will definitely still be snow and not everything may be as accessible as in late june through august. This year in SW Montana the trails above 8000 feet elevation were very snowy until the end of june, though otherwise the weather was very pleasant and mild. I’m currently living in Montana and there are lots of little cabins, guest ranches, etc to stay in, you could look into Big Sky or Yellowstone National Park. You’re sure to see lots of wildlife that time of year.
You have lots of options 🙂
Post # 18
@felixfelicis: I voted TN, but only because we decided that we wanted to do the same thing for our Honeymoon, so we are headed to the Smoky Mountains!
Post # 19
I’m biased so I say Canada! Banff and area are beeeeautiful and I think would be a great change from Florida. Easily my favourite place in this country, I feel so peaceful and content there. Hotels are very luxurious and there are hot springs. They have great restaurants too, IMO 🙂
Post # 20
Colorado or Canada! Jackson Hole, WY is also great.
I’m partial to Colorado since I’ve been there so often and LOVE it. I like the ski towns like Breckenridge (no skiing, but still busy in the summer with lots of cute shops, food, and hiking) although I’ve done a lot of camping around the Leadville area (but doesn’t have the shopping/restaurant aspect there).
I don’t consider Tennessee to have great mountains (though it’s beautiful). Highest point is only 6000 ft or so above sea level and I like my hiking to be 13000/14000 and above (i.e. Colorado)
If you’ve never seen mountains before, please go to the Rockies!!
End of June is really nice in Colorado. No skiing, but lots of lovely hiking, and you can escape the Florida heat. I’ve never had a problem with snow in late June through early August (done plenty of hiking/peaks), any other time of the year you will most likely be dealing with some snow at high altitudes.
Post # 21
Depending on your budget I recommend two places:
Acadia National Park in Maine – This area in Maine is beautiful and serene. You get a really great New England mountain experience (which is totally different than other parts of the country), and is incredibly beautiful in all four seasons! Try hiking the Beehive, which is an incredible hike that take the climber up rails drilled into the sheer rock cliffs!
Atlas Mountains in Morocco – We went here for our Honeymoon and it was BEYOND amazing. We rode camels and ate traditional Moroccan food by a river. Most of the period Middle Eastern movies (The Mummy, Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, etc) were all filmed in this region. If you decide on Marrakech/Morocco please PM me so I can tell you more!!
Post # 22
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
I vote for Whistler, Canada!
Post # 23
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Lake Tahoe (Cali/Nevada)
Montana (http://www.pawsup.com/ looks amazing. I bookmarked this eons ago as a dream)
Jackson Hole (Wyoming)
Post # 24
The Canadain Rockies are stunning. But I’m biased. And I’d be praying for snow to ski on. 🙂
I was in Aspen last year to ski, it was amazing. The people were so nice and super accomodating. I stayed at The Gant Hotel – it was all condos and I cannot say enough about the staff there. I highly recommend it.
Post # 25
We honeymooned in Vail, CO during the winter for skiing. I’ve been saying that I would love to go back during the summer so CO would get my choice. The whole state is just beauitful! Hiking, Hot Springs, White Water Rafting, Great Food, Beautiful Scenery.
Post # 26
Thank you thank you thank you for all of the suggestions, ladies! I had no idea there were so many options! I am going to look into ALL of these locations!
Post # 27
@felixfelicis: come to Whistler in B.C. Canada i am form a town jsut out of vancouver and my dad used to have a place up there it was wonderful for a get away you wont feel bad you went