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Not a beach person.

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Not a beach person.

I’ve had many people tell me how awesome Cabo is. I have vacation time in September I would like to try it but my husband and I are not beach people, would we still be ok in Cabo? Also we never just relax we are always on the go. The other place I’m thinking is either San Diego or Colorado , please help.thank you

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11. Re: Not a beach person.

You say you like HOT weather, but do you like HOT and HUMID weather at the same time? That is what the weather is like in September. As you like drinking there are the Beach Bars and many Bars to drink in Cabo.

Some places may be closed in September. There are quite a lot of activities to do in Cabo, but I'm not sure if they all operate during September, and of course each activity costs money. From middle of October to August 31 are the better weather times to visit Cabo when it is NOT so HOT and HUMID.

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12. Re: Not a beach person.

Lol I understand your husbands pain

So SD I would rule out since you guys have been here. National parks I would rule out as well since you’ve been there too.

Cabo does have everything that you’re looking for. It’s very beautiful with blue green water. Not as clear as the Caribbean but very close along the shore. It is very hot but as others have mentioned it is extremely humid and the month you want to travel is in the prime of hurricane season.

I’ve been to most major cities in the US and New Orleans is hands down my favorite city I’ve ever been too. Rich history, old architecture, LOTS of bars in and around bourbon street obviously and amazing food. You truly can’t go wrong with going to New Orleans. It’s very different than any other major American city I’ve been to. The house from the film 12 years a slave and interview with the vampire is there if you walk the streets at night next to bourbon street it literally feels like you’re in the 1800s.

I highly highly highly suggest going to New Orleans.

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13. Re: Not a beach person.

For non beach activities there are horse back rides, glass studio tour, day trip to Todos Santos, museums, cafes and restaurants, casino, movie theater, shopping, swimming with the dolphin, scenic beauty, boat rides and more. Are you swimming pool people? Many nice pools, etc. If you are not beach or swimming pool people, I would go to Colorado. I very much like the cultural diversity in San Diego, Balboa Park, the Zoo, Seaworld, La Jolla, hiking at Torrey Pines, going out on a boat, scenic drives, wine tasting in Temecula.

The one thing I don't like as much is the possible humid weather in September due to the hurricane possibility off of Mexico.

As such, with the timing being September, I would go to Colorado.

I would try to do Cabo sometime but between November and April.

I would do San Diego any month but September and first half October.

Have a good time on your vacation.

All three are worth visiting - its more a timing issue.

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14. Re: Not a beach person.

Agree with #11. Far TOO hot and Humid for Meico in Sept.October,,

How about Canada?? With low dollar, great deals...

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15. Re: Not a beach person.

With your statement about not being a beach person, I'd suggest Colorado instead of Cabo. September is nice there, and Cabo will be hot and very humid - not a great time. It's also quite a bit longer a flight for you, not to mention the extra cost. New Orleans is also very hot and humid in September. just my 2 pesos.

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16. Re: Not a beach person.

Isla mujures hope my spelling is ok ?

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18. Re: Not a beach person.

We own a home in both Cabo and Colorado. September is one of the most beautiful months in Colorado, the leaves changing on the trees in the mountains are at peak around second week of September. Not yet ski season and summer vacations have ended so good deals on great places to stay. Breckenridge, Vail, aspen, Estes Park- Rocky mountain national park.....so many. Cabo is fantastic, but September isn't a good month to visit. The only reason we would go then is if our friends and neighbors would need help cleaning up after a storm.

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19. Re: Not a beach person.

Do you both like Mexico? Great food, cheap tacos to fancy dining, friendly people, water activities, boating? It sounds like you like to do lots of activities and enjoy the sun just not laying around all day. Medano beach in Cabo offers, kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, water taxi tours to the arch, jet skis, parasailing, fly boarding, snorkel cruises to other beach, sunset cruises, etc. No need to just lay around :) Plenty of drinking to be found as well. You might just find a happy balance of being active and doing nothing. It will be hot and humid but plenty of ways to cool off. Take a look at the "things to do" section and find a new experience!

Bow, New Hampshire...
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20. Re: Not a beach person.

I am a beach person, love lounging, I find in Cabo there are so many amazing activities that I don''t get enough lounging around time.

The desert meets ocean (Pacific and Cortez) and the rock formations are amazing to take in. Food, drink, music and great people to talk to are plentiful. Go fishing, hiking, kayaking, zip lining, bungee jumping, ATV, if the timings right take a drive to La Paz (I highly recommend) so many adventures to be had!

With all of that said I also LOVE New Orleans (saw it mentioned in previous post) - the history, food/drink, landscape and amazing music is chicken soup for my soul. I've never been when I haven't wanted to immediately book another trip to return!

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