East coast may not be your first choice when planning for the perfect vacation, but think again! You may be blown away by the number of choices and fun things to do in the several beach getaways along the east coast. From the arcades in Myrtle Beach to the lighthouses in Nantucket, this list of the perfect vacation has it all.
1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach is your destination if you want to go beyond the beach. There are thousands of attractions and fun activities to choose from. The arcades in Myrtle Beach offer hours of refreshing fun. Discover lush natural wonders, stunning sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean, and a new adventure every day when you visit Myrtle Beach. There is 60 miles of beach for you to do everything your heart desires.
2. East Hampton, New York
There is nothing more luxurious than planning a trip to the Hampton’s. You would be surprised to know there is so much more to this beach town than polo matches and mansions. You get all the big city comforts, like art galleries, designer shops, and dining options with the splendor of a beach vacation.
Head to Round Swamp Farm if you like amazing baked goodies and fresh local produce. It is just one of the several local farmers’ markets. There are numerous beautiful beaches in the Hamptons. Don’t forget to carry your hotel issued permit.
3. Nantucket, Massachusetts
Don’t let Nantucket’s small size fool you. There is a lot going on this island. It has all the three glorious ‘S’ of a beach getaway. You can sunbathe, sail and surf, all in the same day. You can even visit one of the three lighthouses to do something fun. There is a fantastic selection of restaurants here to tickle the palate of any foodie. However, make sure you visit during the season. The island is slow during the offseason. You could partake in one of the annual festivals as well if you plan your vacation right.
4. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Hilton Head Island has been featured in numerous publications as the best island in the US. However, you need to see this island for yourself to believe it. It has everything from breathtaking scenery to over 12 miles of sandy beaches. Hilton Head is perfect for you, regardless of your vacation style.
The beach is lined with fun activities for everyone in the family to do. You could brush up on your golfing skills with 24 championship courses. There is an annual Seafood festival on this island celebrating southern cuisine which is something you just cannot miss.
5. Key West, Florida
Key West is the place for you if you are thinking of celebrating New Year with a twist. Winter is the busiest season in Florida. Go sunbathing, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, or parasailing in Key West to have the time of your life. The beaches are known for the most stunning sunsets. You should consider buying front-row seats in the famous sunset cruise.