(Closed) I need summer vacation suggestions!! Eastern US

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

What kind of trip are you looking into (relaxing/sightseeing/ect) You can always visit Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Washington DC – both are very beautiful in the summer. There’s NYC if you want to do some of the touristy stuff. Boston is also an amazing city with lots to do – that might be in the under 3 hour flight rule? We have the Poconos in my area which is a nice romantic getaway (and not too far from NYC if you wanted to do a little bit of both)

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

DC is great but can be very touristy unless you know the city well enough to tred off the beaten path.  I love DC though, it’s one of my favorite cities to visit! 

What about Charleston? I’ve heard the area is gorgeous.

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I was going to suggest somewhere in New England.. I’ve never been but I really want to visit. You could give your vacation a historical angle since your husband seems to be uninterested in the beach 🙂

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Chattanooga Tennessee, TONS to see and do there. We’re actually taking a late honeymoon there early next year. Savannah Georgia, hello gorgeous.

I’m trying to think of other places but it’s nearly impossible when those two places are two of my absolute favorite places. It’s so hard not being a couple hours versus a day away from both of them now.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I recommend Savannah, although you don’t need to spend a full week there. Maybe do Savannah and Charleston, split the week between the two?

I also recommend Maine. The boy and I went to Ogunquit and Bar Harbor last summer and had an AMAZING time.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Savannah is gorgeous, Boston is wonderful, Newport is romantic, New York is exciting, and Baltimore is charming. My other favorites are the Outer Banks (beach so it’s not really what you’re looking for) and NOLA (not the East coast).

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

If you want quaint New England, I highly recommend Portsmouth, New Husband / York, ME. They are two seaside towns about 30 minutes apart and not places you go for the beach, especially when you live in FL, because the water is cold about 11 months out of the year. However, both are super cute towns with small shops, art galleries and delicious restaurants. There is outlet shopping, lighthouses, small beaches, camping, history, nature all there. Also, Portsmouth is only about an hour north of Boston so you could fly into Boston, rent a car and take a short drive. You are also not far from the White Mountains. However, you will need to be on a plane more than 3 hours.

Closer to you, my parents really liked Myrtle Beach last year and my mom is not a beach person but I also know they traveled with friends which gives the beach vacation a completely different vibe.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I second Newport, RI! It’s AMAZINGLY beautiful with lots to do! Other suggestions would be Cape Cod, Bar Harbor in Maine or The Berkshires in Western Massachusetts…Or Niagara Falls and Toronto!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I haven’t spent a whole lot of time on the East Coast, but I can say that I am 100% completely in love with it.  I LOVE D.C. (although a little hot in the summer) and I love love love Boston.  I have always wanted to go to Cape Cod, the Outter Banks, and then all up and down New England.  Oh I just love it out there. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

Asheville, NC is a hip little city located in the North Carolina mountains with great senic day trips in all directions. Rent a car or motercycle and drive the Appalacian trail. Listed as one of the best towns in the US to live, Asheville has much to offer.

If you wait until fall the colors are nothing short of spectacular!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you want to go to Maine, Bar Harbor is a good place. It has the town part with shops and restaurants and lots of quaint B&Bs, but it also has Acadia National Park for the hiking, nature part of things. 

As far as DC goes, I live there and I wouldn’t recommend it during the summer. The heat & humidity can be brutal.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I would recommend Silver Bay, NY. It is a little over an hour north of Albany and about the same distance SW of Burlington, vt, both are easy to fly into with Southwest or JetBlue. 

Silverbay.org

Stunning victorian facility with endless things to do from taking a watercolor class, yoga, guided nature hikes, cruises on the Lake George in a antique motor boat, sailing, concerts, and oodles more. It is a very quite and restful place. You’ll make friends that you’ll keep for the rest of your life! My family spend every summer there when I was a child. It is a near and dear place. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I would recommend Silver Bay, NY. It is a little over an hour north of Albany and about the same distance SW of Burlington, vt, both are easy to fly into with Southwest or JetBlue. 

Silverbay.org

Stunning victorian facility with endless things to do from taking a watercolor class, yoga, guided nature hikes, cruises on the Lake George in a antique motor boat, sailing, concerts, and oodles more. It is a very quite and restful place. You’ll make friends that you’ll keep for the rest of your life! My family spend every summer there when I was a child. It is a near and dear place. 

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