Way too often, people assume that the west coast is the best coast when it comes to fun beach vacations.
Stay out east for your next vacation at one of these east coast tourist escapes:
Rocky coasts and sailboats line the shores of Ogunquit, Maine. This tourist town is home to cute vacation homes, quaint shops, and nautical tourists with a love of the sea. For a quiet vacation on the coast, take a trip up to this town on the shore.
This island just off the coast of Cape Cod is the perfect spot to enjoy boating, fishing, and beach fun without the livelihood and distractions of the crowded beach scene. This cute little tourist town is filled with vacation homes and lighthouses, and very few attractions to keep a homey and unique feel. Enjoy a relaxing vacation away from the masses in Nantucket.
This natural and nautical beach town of Newport, Rhode Island is home to lighthouses, museums, and lot of sailboats. Here travelers can enjoy a quaint and natural beach setting without a lot of ruckus, and get the peace and quiet that they crave on vacation. Enjoy shopping, seafood, and the shoreline in Newport.
A charming beach town on the coast of Connecticut makes of the perfect quiet and relaxing beach vacation. The small town of Niantic, Connecticut is filled with beaches, and quaint shops and restaurants to enjoy the small town, relaxed feel of this resort town. Enjoy a serene getaway at this fan-favorite coastal town.
New York-Long Island
If you are looking for a beach escape on New York, head to Long Island. This expensive and luxurious resort town is filled with the rich and elite, and for good reason. If you have the means, rent a vacation house for the summer, and spend your vacation time at the white sand beaches, and the fancy shops in The Hamptons. Or stay at a bed and breakfast for a few nights for a trip down the coast. You will fall in love with this lush spot in no time.
New Jersey-Ocean City
From the beautiful beaches to the excitement at the boardwalk, a trip to the Jersey Shore will be like nothing you've ever experienced. This resort town is filled with lots to do for people of all ages. Take the family to this beach town, or come with friends or a special someone to enjoy the bars and night life of this fun-filled spot.
For an old-fashioned beach vacation, visit the resort town of Lewes, Delaware. Here you can find unobstructed beaches, natural scenery and cute ships and restaurants in the town that will remind you of the olden days. Bring the family on a good old family vacation, like the ones you remember from your childhood, with a trip to Lewes.
The big city of Baltimore is a fun-packed spot for families to enjoy. This is a hit vacation spot due to its location on the coast, as well as the many attractions that the city has to offer. From prime shopping and dining options, to the boating an marina options that the Inner Harbor of Baltimore offers, this city is a great place to enjoy a vacation with the family.
For a destination filled with historical places, cute shops, and relaxing spas, Williamsburg is a favorite Virginia resort town. Located right on the coast, it also is home to some unobstructed beaches to enjoy a peaceful day at the beach, and relax on your vacation.
North Carolina- The Outer Banks
This strip of land along the northern coast of North Carolina, is a beautiful beach spot filled with natural beaches, parks, shops, and more. This spot is a favorite of locals, though it has become a more populated tourist area due to the quaint town and the many attractions in the area, such as the wild ponies to see, and the light houses that sit on the beach. This is a cute little beach town to visit with the family.
South Carolina-Hilton Head
While Myrtle Beach may be the first tourist town you think of in South Carolina, the underrated town of Hilton Head features a lesser crowded beach towns with an older crowd. This spot has plenty of golf courses, restaurants, shops, and more to enjoy during your stay.
Rich with history, yet full of life, the beautiful town of Savannah is a great vacation spot. Filled with southern charm, warm temperatures, and plenty of day trip locations such as the may nature parks, and the museums such as the Georgia State Railroad Museum, and the Jepson Center For the Arts, there are plenty of things to enjoy in this lovely place. It is also close to the coast, so beach trips are a must as well.
One of the best beaches in Florida is in the tourist town of Daytona Beach. Known for racing cars, and soaking up the sun, this Florida town knows how to have a good time. Enjoy a vacation here with plenty of beach time accompanied by a trip to the Daytona International Speedway for an exciting day trip the family will love.