The Top 7 Family Vacations on the East Coast You Should Visit
Summer time is the best chance to take a well-deserved break from work and let adventure take you. With so many beautiful destinations on the East Coast alone, what is right for you? Of course what you’re looking for is different from the next family, so why not consider one of these seven East Coast family vacations? You are sure to love one (if not all) of these incredible destinations.
Tybee Island, Georgia
Located right off the coastline and bordering the breathtaking city of Savannah, Tybee doesn’t receive as much attention as its island bretheran, Hilton Head in South Carolina, but don’t let that bother you. It is less crowded and still gives you many of the same perks, plus you have Savannah, the United State’s first pre-planned city, so there is always something new to see and do.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
There is a reason why Cape Cod receives so much attention as a summer vacation spot. It offers beautiful, oceanfront hotels and plenty of shopping and dining. You can even go whale watching, should that sound like something fun for you and your family. With bicycle trails and smaller islands off the coast, reached via ferries and rented boats, there is something for everyone here.
Ocean City, New Jersey
With more than eight miles of beautiful shoreline, you’re sure to find your slice of sandy paradise. Plus, there is plenty of boardwalk with great dinning options, amusement rides and attractions the entire family will love. This particular location is great for the family as there is no alcohol allowed on the beach, so you won’t need to worry about rowdy visitors along side your children.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Three different beaches make up Virginia Beach, yet all three are designed for family fun. Each of the beaches offer something a bit different. Resort Beach, for example, is the destination if you enjoy water sports and other activities on the water. If you are in town with younger children, Chesapeake Bay Beach may be the best option for you. Plus, if your family is more of the great outdoors type, there are plenty of campgrounds and cabins available.
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
If you’ve ever been to Martha’s Vineyard before, you know it feels like a world of its own. If not, you owe it to yourself and your family to come explore. Nearly everything is locally owned, with boutique shops, B&Bs and other smaller establishments. This gives it a very unique feel and yet one of the most amazing East Coast summer destinations.
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
As Tybee is to Savannah, Kiawah Island is to Charleston. It is just about 30 miles from the Charleston International Airport, yet it is a world away. With more than 300 bird species calling the island home, this is the perfect destination for animal lovers. Plus, with golfing and water sports nearby, it is a fantastic family destination.
Bar Harbor, Maine
This is a classic destination if you and your family are fans of whale watching, touring lighthouses and simply taking in the natural beauty of Maine. The beach is surrounded by a rocky shoreline, which is unique on its own right.
All of these destinations provide you with something just a bit different from the next. So whether you’re looking for fun in the sun, history, adventure or a combination of the three, you are sure to find what you’re looking for. With summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy one of these exceptional East Coast family vacations.
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