Husband and I are celebrating our anniversary in August and searching for trip ideas. I am hopeful that some of our world travelers might be a great resource. We are looking to spend a week somewhere-which will be a treat with our busy family life. We need to travel when the kids are in camp-between 7/4 and 7/25 (we usually prefer to avoid high season but what can you do?). I am thinking that somewhere in Europe would be fun. We are conserving cash for a big purchase so I would like to do as much as I can on miles/points. We have 100k AMEX MR points, 350k UR points, 325k SPG points, 500k USA miles,200k BA miles, 200k AA miles. Here are some relevant details: -Husband and I fly separately so we need to fly into an airport where there are multiple flights from the US each day (Paris worked well last year and we were able to arrive within a few hours of each other) -we can fly into a major city and then take the train or fly to our ultimate destination -we would like to fly business class and hope to get a good value for our points/miles-some fees are acceptable -we would like to stay at a high end property and tend to steer away from traditional, American style, large hotels -we have spent time in Paris and London and would like to do something new -we would be interested in somewhere quaint, out of the way-maybe a village or small town with day trip options nearby but we are not ruling out a larger city -we usually prefer to stay in one place and get to know the local restaurants, etc. -we like to bike (not hard core), hike, stroll, and to explore everything from art to architecture to music to wine and food (we love to eat well!) -we can either use points for a hotel or stay somewhere that is not too expensive (ballpark $250/ night) -we are from NO and like to get out of the heat in the summer (we often enjoy the mountains and mountain lakes) What do you travel gurus think? Does anything come to mind that says "fabulous anniversary trip on points and miles"?