You know I have never traveled over seas or many states, I am terrified of flying so I have my limits. But I do have to say that my favorite vacation spot was Lake Tahoe, NV. I went there for my honeymoon and it was magnificent! The Hyatt Regency was our hotel and the lake was outside of our window and then the mountains and trees behind us. We went during September so it was warm but not hot and cool but not cold. The lake is always cold year round, I literally could not put my feet in it. All around the hotel there are fire pits and chairs for everyone to relax at. Restaurants within walking distance or within your hotel. Going in September and staying for 2 days was a steal! It was generally 'off season' and our stay plus food only cost us around $380. Completely worth every penny, but my advice is fly to it if you can. We live in Arizona and drove from there to Vegas and then an 8 hour drive to Lake Tahoe. I would like to avoid that from now on.