Speaking of dining out in Lake Placid, I very highly recommend The Paradox Lodge restaurant:
It's the #1 rated restaurant in Lake Placid on TripAdvisor:
We celebrated my wife's birthday there a couple of months ago. I want to go back to Lake Placid just so I can eat at that place again :-)
Thanks for the further suggestions and recommendations for hiking and restaurants. I am a hiker but the females in my family are not overly keen on major climbs so any hikes will probably have to be limited to more leisurely trails.
Just came back from San Diego and that is the place to be. I know most out east enjoy freaking hot Florida but San Diego temperature is always fine and the beaches are great. Had to fly out of Seattle so I could fill my van with cheap stuff on the way home.
I know it is pushing it for distance, but I have heard that Boston is a great place to visit, in that it is supposed to be very easy for tourists to see by walking around the city.
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My wife and I are planning a trip to Boston either next May or June.
In fact I'd say walking around Boston is the way to go; driving is a stressful experience, in part because people drive like maniacs but also because many of the main streets are not signposted so you can't figure out what road you're actually on. And most of the streets downtown were former cowpaths so they meander all over the place. I lived in the Boston area for 10 years and I only took my car into the city four times; the rest of the time I took the T (the subway) and then walked from there. Much better than driving, although I suppose if you have a GPS it could help. But parking is tight downtown and you can easily drive around for 20 minutes looking for a free parking space.
By the way, we had a very enjoyable stay at Dave2012's place. The service, amenities and atmosphere are excellent - the resort includes: a bowling alley, cinema, incredibly well-stocked fitness room, pool, hot-tubs, tennis, kayaking and canoeing as well as the local activities such as hiking.