5 East Coast Getaways

Keara Meeley

Duck, North Carolina
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(Photo Courtesy of James Willamor)

Duck is a family-oriented beach town on the east coast. Located in the Outer Banks, the town is a less hectic alternative to the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach. Over the years, it has gained a reputation as one of the best vacation spots on the Outer Banks. The town has waterfront access to the ocean and sound, along with shopping, dining, hiking surfing, kayaking, and other beach activities.

Savannah Historic District, Georgia

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(Photo Courtesy of Paul Brennan)

The Savannah Historic District is the largest national historic landmark district in the United States. This district is a sanctuary for history geeks and culture vultures of all ages, containing more than twenty city squares filled with museums, churches, monuments and famous forts. However, the district is also filled with modern charm and characterized with art and culture, festivals, and concerts. With its charm and southern hospitality, it’s hard to resist the allure.

 

New York City
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New York, New York is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S. Filled with must-see landmarks like the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty, the city is a great place for sightseeing. Broadway shows, five-star restaurants, luxury and boutique shopping, and people-watching opportunities is what visiting the Big Apple is all about.

Boston, Massachusetts
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Photo Courtesy of Emmanuel Huybrechts 

Boston is a blend of stylish sophistication and historic New England charm. Walk the Freedom Trail or shop anywhere from upscale boutiques to premium outlet malls. There are also over 50 colleges and universities in the Greater Boston area, making it a great place to do some overdue college touring.

Kennebunkport, Maine

 

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Photo Courtesy of Peter Bond

A seaside retreat and historic districts, Kennebunkport offers art, architecture, shopping, and bowling and more. Visit Walker’s point, George Bush’s summer home, and the houses of sea captains and shipbuilders. Dock Square, the Lower Village and downtown Kennebunk also offer a variety of stores to shop in. Visitors can easily get around by foot, car, or get adventurous and journey by trolley, or boat.