Summer is the perfect time for traveling and partaking in new experiences. Enjoy all that the east coast has to offer with these seven unbelievable East Coast Getaways.

From islands to quaint towns, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Treat yourself to a much-needed vacation this summer—you won’t regret it!

1. Nantucket, MA

There are so many reasons why you should visit Nantucket. It’s not just the beautiful beaches and cobblestone streets that people are obsessed with; it’s the quaint small-town atmosphere that attracts year-round visitors. There are plenty of cute places to stay, scrumptious foods to eat, and areas to relax at.

You’ll also want to take the time to explore the impressive architecture; it’ll transport you back in time to a much simpler time on this beautiful island.

2. Shelter Island, NY

At the end of Long Island lies the peaceful summer refuge, Shelter Island. An island protected by islands, the charming town is full of wetlands, beaches, forests, and so much more. Normally this small town has 2,400 year-round residents; however, during the summer it bumps up to around 12,000 people.

Don’t fret—it still stays pretty calm and idyllic, especially since a third of the island is a nature preserve.

3. Cape Charles, VA

The Cinderella of the Chesapeake, this hidden gem has great seafood and charming historic homes for you to take in. In fact, many people know Cape Charles for its beachfront properties that showcase the captivating beauty of the area.

It’s the perfect destination for travelers hoping to have a relaxing stay with stunning beaches, signature golf courses, and incredible state parks.

4. St. Michaels, MD

Your ultimate destination for a laid back vacation, St. Michaels is a quick hop from Baltimore, Philly, or D.C. Many visitors will spend a day on the water, catching their own fish to chow down on later that evening. You can then get some much-needed rest and relaxation at any of the wonderful locations throughout the town.

Be sure to wander the St. Michaels Museum, the quaint antique shops, and the rest of the charming downtown area.

5. Watch Hill, RI

Consider visiting majestic Watch Hill for this year’s vacation. A rustic, authentic getaway, you won’t feel overwhelmed during your stay like you would staying in The Hamptons. Stay at the iconic Ocean House or the Weekapaug Inn for a more luxurious getaway.

Their beauty epitomizes everything wonderful about Watch Hill and showcases lovely views of the water. You’re sure to feel refreshed once you finish up your trip here.

6. Bethany Beach, DE

Many people pass right over Delaware when they’re trying to plan a beach-filled vacation. But Delaware is home to some of the most beautiful, soft sand beaches, which are perfect for sunbathing, surfing, and relaxing. Rent a home and experience the private beaches of the area; you’ll truly understand why the town is known as the “Quiet Resort.”

Be sure to try the good seafood as well—you won’t want to eat anything else.

7. Bar Harbor, ME

If you’re looking to spend time in nature and at the beach, Bar Harbor has the best of both worlds. Acadia National Park—one of the most beautiful parks in the country—has both stunning shoreline, riveting hiking trails, and is right next to Bar Harbor.

The town itself is fun to explore on foot, from the endless shops and galleries to the charming architecture. It’s an absolutely beautiful area, so you’ll definitely want to add this to your bucket list


So, what did you think about our picks for East Coast getaways? Do you have any other recommendations? Let’s chat below in the comments, and thanks for reading!

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