Holiday destinations?

Fearless Readers, I have two weeks of leave booked for early May, and I’d like to spend a week somewhere interesting. I’d like to go somewhere not too touristy, and preferably somewhere with lots of parks or beaches where I can kick back. WiFi coverage on those parks or beaches would be a bonus. So far I’ve thought of Seattle (a bit expensive unless I can get a cheap flight) or Cairns (cheaper, but kind of touristy). Tokyo would be great fun, but a bit expensive. Auckland is not out of the question. Do any of you have any suggestions for interesting cities to visit? Alternatively, does anyone know any good travel-booking sites, or places to find cheap international flights? Any contributions will be warmly welcomed.