Little Known East Coast Getaways

When summer hits everyone is looking for somewhere to go and break away after weeks of monotonous work. However, popular summer vacations spots such as Miami or the Florida Keyes can seem overcrowded for someone who wants to just relax. Check out these seaside towns for beach activities and cultural adventures.

Amelia Island – Florida

TR1If you love Florida beaches but do not want to combat with the crowds, consider Amelia Island. With 13 miles of pristine beach and a resort atmosphere, Amelia Island is the place to take a break from busy city life and relax on the beach. There are several types of accommodations including bed and breakfast lodging, executive condo rentals, and resorts.  If you are looking to tour the island, there are plenty of options for guided tour including Segways and horse-drawn carriage rides. Amelie Island also has something for your adventurous side such as kayaking and scuba diving. Amelie Island gives you a summer vacation experience without excessive crowds.


Newport, Rhode IslandTR2

Take some time to enjoy what is considered the “yachting capital” of the world. Newport was once regards as summer playground for the elite. Newport was made famous by the Kennedys, as it was the site JFK and Jaqueline Bolívar’s wedding in 1953. It is still a thriving vacation spot today. Newport is home to a variety of wineries and breweries with plenty of tasting opportunities. There are culinary options ranging several cultural and ethnical styles. While exploring the town stop by one of the art galleries or museum and experience the rich culture of the seaside vacation town.


Folly Beach, South Carolina

tr3Golfing, surfing, and biking are just a few of the activities hosted at Folly Beach. Folly Beach also offers live music and art exhibitions if you are looking for a bit more entertainment. Folly Beach is the perfect place to escape to and enjoy relaxation on the beach and embark on some more lively adventures if you see fit. Also, Folly Beach is a great place to try some fresh seafood cuisine. Restaurant and grills line the beachfront with plenty of options for crab and other seafood.

Ellandrea McKissack

Budding Journalist and Full-time visionary. Ellandrea is a Chicago native and proud University of Iowa Hawkeye. She has written for publications in print and on-line covering many topics from food, to fashion, to fitness, to love and beyond. She prides herself on pursuing all of what life has to offer.

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