Best Summer Vacation Spots East Coast USA
Posted by LF Vacations | Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Best Summer Vacation Spots East Coast USA
If you've decided on the Atlantic Coast for your next summer vacation, you might be overwhelmed with the sheer amount of options available to you. Should you go for some watersports at Bethany Beach, enjoy historical and foodie tours at Cape May, or check out the amusements in Ocean City, Maryland? The decision becomes even more difficult when you've got multiple people with different tastes to account for. As East Coast aficionados, we've been asking ourselves the same questions when it comes time to pack up the car and hit the road each summer. We've been up and down the Eastern Seaboard, taking note of our favorites places, attractions and beaches. We hope our list of the 14 best East Coast summer vacation spots will help you and yours find the perfect vacation destination!
14 Best East Coast Summer Vacation Spots
With its natural beauty and laidback lifestyle, this charming seaside town offers a peaceful getaway spot for family and friends. Stroll on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk and take in the views of the Atlantic or take your shot at mini golf at Captain Jack's Pirate Golf. Golfers will love the Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, just 3 miles West of Bethany Beach. Bethany Beach offers an abundance of beautiful views of nature. Wind down and end your day with a nice dinner at a favorite of both locals and visitors, Bluecoast Seafood Grill and Raw Bar.
Just over a mile long and less than three blocks wide, Dewey Beach is Delaware’s youngest town known for its lively atmosphere. A dynamic music scene makes Dewey Beach the place to be with a large amount of music festivals such as Dewey Beach Popfest, Dewey Beach Music Conference, Jazz Festival, and so much more. Visitors can also enjoy an abundance of watersports like skimming, parasailing, fishing, water-skiing, and wakeboarding. We suggest starting your day off with some Dewey Beach Yoga, and if you make your vacation rental reservation with Long and Foster you can get access to free beach yoga classes with our Xplorie activity pass!
Experience a slower lifestyle when you visit Fenwick Island, a barrier island located along the Atlantic Ocean in Delaware and Maryland. Escape the summer crowds and stop by Fenwick Island State Park, a popular spot for shorebird watching and beachcombing. Visit Fenwick Island Lighthouse and view the historical Delaware Coast landmark that opened in 1859. Fenwick Island is also in close proximity to Ocean City so you can enjoy a night on the town with friends.
Located where the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet is the town of Lewes. Its close proximity to the Cape Henlopen State Park makes Lewes a summer hot spot with East Coast vacationers. With over 5,200 acres and miles of the Atlantic Ocean shoreline, visitors can enjoy activities such as hiking, fishing, bird watching and more. Rich in history dating back to the 1630s, you can walk through the Historic district and find some of the Delaware coast's best shops and restaurants.
Rehoboth Beach is known as “The Nation’s Summer Capital”, and for good reason! The Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is lined with plenty of shops and restaurants to keep visitors entertained. One of the main attractions on the boardwalk is the Funland amusement park where kids can enjoy rides, games, and an arcade. Adults can choose to indulge in the tax-free shopping, dine on a meal in this culinary rich town or enjoy the nightlife. There are plenty of things to do in this beach town for your East Coast vacation.
The Sailing Capital of the World, Annapolis, Maryland, is easily one of the best summer vacation spots on the East Coast. A city rich in history, culture, food, and fun makes it a prime spot for people all over the country to come and getaway. Spend the day on the water trying out Stand Up Paddleboards with Capital SUP. Annapolis is also known as the home of the U.S. Naval Academy and the United States Sailboat Show. Come see Annapolis yourself and stroll the charming streets, dine on some of the best crabs you’ll ever have, and relax!
With 10 miles of beaches, Ocean City, MD is a popular beach vacation destination on the East Coast year-round. Spend your days at the beach swimming, surfing, tanning or enjoying the area's attractions in Ocean City and surrounding areas like the Ocean City Boardwalk. Take a tour of the Ocean City Life-Saving Museum or visit the popular Trimper’s Rides and Amusements with your family and kids! We especially love the Jolly Roger Amusement Park Splash Mountain, and if you make your vacation rental reservation with Long and Foster you can get one free adult admission to Splash Mountain Water Park per unit, per day.
The Seven Mile Beach is shared by the towns of Avalon and Stone Harbor, and has been a popular East Coast summer vacation destination for years. These two towns are known for white sand beaches and the abundance of water activities such as swimming, surfing, boating and kayaking. For those who prefer to shop, Avalon’s downtown shopping district has a range of stores from high-end designer boutiques to retail stores. Lay out on the beach or get busy shopping in these beautiful towns.
The pristine beaches of Cape May make it a desirable choice for an East Coast vacation. Cape May offers a cozy hometown feeling, where you can bike to the beach, grocery stores, and restaurants. Spend your days relaxing on the beach or take the family and visit the Cape May County Zoo. For foodies, the Cape May Restaurant Week is an eight-day event that takes place in June, dine on delicious cuisine and take in the seaside lifestyle in Cape May.
Longport Borough is a quaint community that is minutes away from the bustling nightlife of Atlantic City and Boardwalk in Ocean City. Visit the historical landmark, Lucy the Elephant, a six-story elephant shaped architecture which is the oldest surviving roadside tourist attraction in America. You can also take the pups to the Longport Dog Beach and let your furry family members enjoy a day out in the sun and water.
Ocean City, NJ is known as a family oriented beach resort town and the Travel Channel named it the number one family beach community in the USA. Ocean City’s eight miles of beach makes it a welcoming sight for visitors. The Ocean City Boardwalk is also filled with many family amusements such as the OC Waterpark and Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Plan a trip and visit one of the best beaches in New Jersey.
Sea Isle City’s small-town charm is one that captivates visitors who come to vacation at this East Coast hotspot every year. You’ll find stunning beaches, family-friendly entertainment, restaurants and shops here, providing something to do for everyone in the family. Walk along the Sea Isle City oceanfront Promenade or explore nature at Townsends Inlet Waterfront Park where you can sit on the beach with family, fish for dinner, and more! You’ll feel right at home in Sea Isle City!
The Wildwood is known for its spacious and clean beaches that stretch for five miles and are free! The Wildwood Boardwalk offers a unique and fun experience, with over 100 rides and attractions and plenty of retail shops and restaurants. Throughout the year, Wildwood hosts over a hundred festivals from music to seafood festivals, craft shows and more!
Located in south western Virginia, Smith Mountain Lake is the ideal spot for your East Coast summer vacation. Find seclusion at this beautiful lake, known as “The Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains,” with 500 miles of shoreline and 20,000 acres of water. Whether you're seeking relaxation or days full of adventure, Smith Mountain Lake has it all. Rent a kayak or canoe and paddle through the calm waters or visit art galleries and shop antiques. There is plenty to do here in this town.
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NAVY -vs- LEHIGH FOOTBALL GAME!!!
Posted by Lauren Dyer | Friday, September 7, 2018
NAVY -vs- LEHIGH FOOTBALL GAME
Saturday - September 15
Lehigh heads to Annapolis for this AAC-Patriot League match-up. Enjoy great family fun during one of the best college football experiences in the Country. This will be the first meeting between Lehigh and Navy since 1987 and will take place Saturday, September 15 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD!
Navy Stadium will be full of tailgating, loud music, family fun and the cheers for the Navy Football Team!
Long & Foster Vacation Rentals located in the heart of Annapolis has a ton of great homes within walking distance to the stadium. Call and book your home today!
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Fall Happenings in Ocean City Maryland
Posted by Gloria | Tuesday, August 28, 2018
As we say good-bye to summer, the fun doesn’t end in Ocean City. There are still plenty of things to do here in September! For all the car lovers out there, come over to OC Cruisers from September 9th through September 23rd
Then from September 13th through September 16th Ocean City will hosting the annual OCBikefest
And last, but by far not the least, Ocean City hosts Sunfest & Kite Festival.
You and you’re family will enjoy Arts & Crafts, Music, Great Food and plenty of fun activities.
We hope to see all our friends in the summer of 2019!
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Kegs and Corks Craft Beer and Maryland Wine Festival
Posted by Lauren Dyer | Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Not ready for summer to end? Keep the party alive at the 7th annual Kegs and Corks Craft Beer and Maryland Wine Festival on August 18th!
Sample sips and swigs of over 80 exceptional Maryland wines and over 40 craft brews from across the country as you enjoy a live performance by Kristen and the Noise. Event tickets include a souvenir glass, unlimited samples of featured beer and wine, entertainment all day, and free parking. Tickets for the VIP Experience include reserved parking, separate entrance, private tent with seating, souvenir glass, catered lunch, private air-conditioned bathrooms, and unlimited beer, wine, sodas and water. Early Access ticket holders will enter at noon for the opportunity to sample craft beer and Maryland wines before the crowds arrive!
The festival will benefit Special Olympics Maryland, with doors opening Saturday from 1 PM to 7 PM, with Early Access beginning at Noon. For ticket sales and more information, please visit www.kegsandcorksfest.com.
Not ready for the fun to end? Turn the family friendly event into an action-packed weekend getaway! Check out the sights, shops, and restaurants in Downtown Annapolis, followed by Sunday brunch with a water view. The charming city of Annapolis will be the perfect backdrop for your final farewell to summer.Best Of Annapolis
Ocean City Summer Events!
Posted by Gloria Lamonaca | Thursday, July 19, 2018
As the weather really heats up and we find ourselves smack in the middle of summer, there are still many things to do and see here in Ocean City!!
Let’s start with the World Famous “White Marlin Open”, from August 6th through August 10th. This is the world’s largest tournament with hundreds of anglers trolling for millions in prize money.
Then August 23rd through August 26th, it’s Ocean City’s Jeep Week for all you Jeep enthusiasts.
Also, on August 22nd, you can watch as the Draken, a replica of a Viking ship arrives under full sail along the beach front & through the Inlet for an 8 day stay where you will be able to visit & tour the ship before it leaves on the 29th.
And last but definitely not least, if you have never been or it’s been awhile, you should take a short drive over to Assateague Island where the Ponies run wild & you may even get to swim near one.
Until next time, remember, Ocean City is the place where the fun never ends!!Best Of Ocean City Md
Swinging into Summer in Ocean City MD
Posted by Gloria | Monday, June 11, 2018
With the unofficial start of summer behind us, we are ready to go full swing into our summer season! But first, to end the spring we have our Annual OC Air Show on 6/16 & 6/17. Come watch the Blue Angels & WWII Bombers put on a spectacular show. Then for all the car & truck enthusiasts out there, we have the OC Car & Truck Show at the Convention Center from 6/23 to 6/24. If you are coming to town in the beginning of July, be sure not to miss our amazing 4th of July Fireworks display. You will have ultimate views from 2 locations, Downtown on the beach @ Division St. and Uptown at Northside Park. Both locations will feature free concerts. Don’t forget to get there early and bring a blanket or beach chair. Another great family activity is the “Free Movies on the Beach” every Monday & Wednesday at 27th St. and every Wednesday at 118th St. And last, but certainly not least, every night on the Boardwalk there is the “Beach Lights” which is a light show that dances to music.
So don’t delay, give us a call @ 800-843-2322 or go online to LFVacations.com to book your memorable vacation with us!!Best Of Ocean City Md
Rohoboth Beach 4th of July Celebrations!!
Posted by Giselle DiFrancesca | Friday, June 8, 2018
Rehoboth Beach 4th of July Celebrations!!
As the 4th of July approaches and the weather is Hot Hot Hot, after spending your day relaxing and splashing in the ocean I would highly recommend gathering up your troops to watch the 2018 spectacular fireworks near the boardwalk or shoreline. Join everyone on Sunday, July 1st, around 9:15 pm as you will be amazed and with awe as the night lights up with the bright and shiny fireworks, as you remember when you were a child. Make your memories come true this year!
Have you booked your vacation spot for the 4th of July week? Don’t delay call us now @ 800-226-8095or go online to LFVacations.com to book your dream vacation with us!!!Best Of Rehoboth Beach
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