Where should I stay this summer?

The firm I'm interning at announced their SA program is 100% virtual. I'm still getting a sign on for relocation purposes. Any nice/fun places I should move to for the summer? 

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Mar 16, 2021 - 2:29pm

Assuming you are going to stay in EST, interesting locations would be Miami, Atlanta, Tampa, Providence, ..
Or, you could move from location to location - digital nomad style. if you get bored, move on to another city. Should be fine as long as you have good wifi and you manage to road trip on weekends - this could be a great experience.

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Mar 16, 2021 - 2:33pm

Yeah EST, I should've mentioned that. I'll look into Atlanta and Tampa, I had Miami in mind originally but I'd imagine it's completely flooded. Brickell just looks so damn nice though and there's always stuff to do. I love your last idea, I've got a car and love driving to new areas tbh. 

Mar 16, 2021 - 2:40pm

If I had the chance I would do:

preliminary route

if you like New England I'd add providence or something like Martha's Vineyard.

the second leg of the journey is a bit long (400+mls); you can obviously adjust any part of it and this was just an idea. I have done my first road trip at 17 and after more than 11 years I have driven on 4 continents and been through approx. 45 countries.

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Mar 16, 2021 - 2:35pm

Encinitas, CA

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Mar 16, 2021 - 4:19pm

I would pick one of New England Beach (Cape, Vineyard, etc.), Montauk, Rehoboth, Charleston, Miami, or Tampa

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Mar 16, 2021 - 9:02pm

Thanks y'all. I'm seeing alot of people recommending New England. I have to say I don't come from money or clout, would it still be an enjoyable area lol? I have preconceived notions about New England in general. 

Mar 16, 2021 - 10:46pm

Staying on the Cape or Martha's Vineyard is going to be expensive (and who the fuck wants to live on MV as a college kid? It's mostly for families and older adults), but you can find something much cheaper outside the major areas but close enough that a weekend drive to the beach isn't going to be more than two hours. People are shitting on Providence, but it's a pretty cool city. Lots of great restaurants since Johnson and Wales, an acclaimed hospitality/culinary school in Providence, is here and there is an appetite for it. Plus Brown and RISD means there is lots of cultural stuff, concerts, museums, etc.

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Mar 17, 2021 - 10:50pm

I grew up in Boston, so I may be a bit partial on this front, but I always found the allure of Newport, RI as a nice treat during summertime. When I was young, my family and I would go there just about every other summer; we'd always go to the beach, then head to the town itself, which has a very nice feel to it. Otherwise, I went to Florida a couple of times, and I enjoyed both trips; once to Miami, the other to Orlando on a family vacation. Either way, that's my two cents. Hope you find something nice!

Mar 17, 2021 - 11:38pm

Nashville if on the East Coast

San Diego if on the West Coast -- go surfing every day (join a surf camp), skateboard, eat acai bowls (and partake in other types of bowls), just chill.

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
Mar 18, 2021 - 11:59am

I'd do west coast regardless. would rather have mediterranean climate than suffocating humidity (side note - Atlanta and Charlotte are far more uncomfortable than Miami in the summer, Miami has average lower high temps and lower extremes in those months believe it or not). plus if you're sleep deprived, what's the difference between working 6a-10p and 9a-1a?

if you MUST be ET, I'd do the first half of your SA in Miami, get tan, get laid, learn some spanish, go to chicago in time for J4, and then finish in boston. I have a feeling those cities are about to have the best summers ever after lockdowns and a horrific winter, and I don't believe they have the same issues NYC will with coming back.

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