Cupid's Pulse Article: Vacation Destinations: Top 5 Getaway Spots on the East CoastCupid's Pulse Article: Vacation Destinations: Top 5 Getaway Spots on the East Coast

By Karley Kemble

Everyone deserves a getaway once in a while! Sure, stay-cations are a great way to unwind, but sometimes it’s best to leave your little comfort bubble and explore! The East Coast is the ultimate vacation destination, well known for amazing beaches and five-star views. You really can’t go wrong with a visit to any of the East Coast states.

Whether you’re due for a quick weekend trip, a longer excursion, or a romantic getaway, consider some of these luxurious East Coast locations:

1. Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Probably the most timeless East Coast destination, Martha’s Vineyard is a very popular summer getaway for celebrities and regular folks alike. There are lots of things to do here: you can kick back on the beach, stroll around the beautiful Mytoi Japanese Garden, or even ride the Flying Horses – the world’s oldest carousel. Did we forget to mention that the summer weather is basically perfect? You’ll rarely ever see temperatures that top 90 degrees!

2. The Hamptons, New York

Live the Kardashian life you’ve always dreamed about, and take a trip to The Hamptons! No matter where you stay, you will be absolutely delighted by your surroundings. Stay at a beachfront hotel or the famous Greek Revival Inn and take in the breathtaking views. Check out Jackson Pollock’s home studio, eat some lobster rolls, and snap some pics of the Montauk Point Lighthouse you’ve seen all over Instagram. What are you waiting for? Start planning now!

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3. Cape May, New Jersey

Did you know Cape May is one of the oldest vacation destinations in the U.S.? If that’s not enough proof of its excellence, perhaps some of the following details will pique your interest. You will be wowed by the lavish Victorian houses and extensive year-round activities. Do a little wine tasting, treat yourself to a spa day at the many resorts, or even take a cute trolley tour around town (all super fun date night ideas!). No matter what time of year that you plan your getaway, you’ll surely find something to do.

4. Newport, Rhode Island

Not to be confused with its namesake in California, Newport in Rhode Island is a perfect location for an East Coast getaway. Another year-round getaway, Newport is home to the Breakers, one of the most well-known cottages (read: mansions) in the East U.S.. The best part? It’s open for tours, so you can plan all of your future house goals! You’ll also want to check out the Ocean Drive boat tours for one-of-a-kind views of the Atlantic coast. Give it a go!

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5. Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Chapel Hill has definitely mastered the small-town charm. The ever-famous Franklin Street is well-known for its stores, restaurants, and quaint coffee shops. It”ll also be in your best interest to take a trip over to the Coker Arboretum and soak up all of the beautifully maintained gardens. If you’re into sports, Chapel Hill is the mecca of all things basketball – they even have a whole museum dedicated to Carolina’s team!

Where are your go-to places on the East Coast? Share your favorites below!