I'm 33 and have never traveled solo. However, I'm burned out and need some ME time, i.e. a 4-5 day trip on my own, away from my job, my two kids (ages 4 1/2 and almost 3), dear hubby, and everyone else in the world. I'd go in December or January. It would be my first time away from my kids since they were born, so I'd really like to make the most of it. Can all you savvy travelers help me decide where to go? My main goals are to decompress, relax, and be a little self-indulgent. My budget is around $200-250/night for hotel, and I'm flexible on the airfare. My other requirements: 1) Not too long of a flight from San Francisco, where I live. I'd say 4-hour max flight. 2) Have GREAT shopping, dining, and SPAS! 3) Safe area (of course) 4) Relatively mild weather (snow is OK but would prefer milder temps, i.e. NOT Green Bay, Wisconsin!!) 5) Interesting museums and cultural life 6) Beautiful scenery Hmmm....sounds like I just described San Francisco :shame:. But where else can I get this combo of characteristics? The Southwest? Maybe even somewhere in Canada??? Thanks so much!