Help me find the perfect vacation spot on the Northeast US coast
June 14, 2012 10:24 AM Subscribe
The perfect east coast vacation spot?
posted by Dormant Gorilla to Travel & Transportation around Ebor, Australia (19 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
I'm setting up a bit of a last minute vacation and kind of drawing a blank, and random googling isn't helping because this is the sort of thing that requires local knowledge. I'm looking for the perfect vacation spot, northeast coast of the US.
Do NOT want: Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod or Nantucket- would like something a bit less packed to the gills with tourists and kitsch. But am looking for that same vibe, in terms of coastal town- just somewhere less well known and developed. I also would prefer to avoid Connecticut because that's where I'm from so it wouldn't feel like a vacation, if you know what I mean.
So what I'm looking for:
Something no more than a 6 or 7 hour drive from NYC. Would consider heading up to Maine for the perfect place, although that's a bit farther than ideal.
-Right on the beach. Think, steps down from the b&b and smack right into the ocean. An actual island would be absolutely perfect.
-Nice New England village with good restaurants/seafood
-Prefer to stay in a b&b or an inn rather than a hotel
-Places that offer short-term boat rental are a plus
-Anywhere right on the Northeast coast.
Any thoughts? And sorry for putting "DO NOT WANT" in bold but I knew if I didn't I'd just get 80 people saying Martha's Vineyard.