Looking for a vacation that is easy to get to? Here are the best places in Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and other not-too-far destinations.


We made it through winter, folks (and spring, more or less—if you can call it that anymore). So it’s time to make good on that promise you made to yourself in the dark days of February: You said, come summertime, you’d never, ever complain about the heat or the hot car or a little perspiration here and there; that you’d revel in the sunshine. Well, we’re here to help you do it with 14 of this season's best family-friendly, beach, and couples getaways. 

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Black Point Inn

Prouts Neck, Maine

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa

Milton, NY

Harbor View Hotel

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Hershey Lodge

Hersheypark, Pennsylvania

Hidden Pond & The Tides Beach Club

Kennebunkport, Maine

Mirbeau Inn & Spa

Plymouth, Massachusetts

Montauk Blue Hotel

Montauk, New York

Sea Island

Sea Island, Georgia

The Mayflower Grace

Washington, Connecticut

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

The Vanderbilt Grace

Newport, Rhode Island

The White Barn Inn

Kennebunkport, Maine

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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