Six of the Best East Coast Getaways Perfect for Any Time of Year

Getaway weekends, family trips and vacation isn’t meant just for the summer! Throughout every season, there’s a place to be! Let the East Coast show you what it has to offer. Here are 6 of the best places to go to any time of year!

1. Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

On an island off of East Coast sits Martha’s Vineyard, perfect for a grand getaway. Trips to Martha’s Vineyard are nothing less than nautical, and historical. From cottages with room for two, or an entire house for the family, you can easily find a rental on the island.

The vineyard is home to quaint shops and restaurants you won’t find anywhere else. You can go whale watching, take a tour of the island, or have a long walk on the beach. Both on season, and off-season, Martha’s Vineyard has a variety of activities that will be sure to give you that pleasant vay-kay you’re looking for.

2. Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

No matter the season, the Pocono Mountains has it all. This is a popular place to be in the summer, due to the numerous lakes, hiking trails with luscious waterfalls, and family-friendly rentals. The lakes draw in people for waterskiing, boating, kayaking and soaking up the sun.

But the Pocono Mountains have so much to offer for any season. The hiking trails are gorgeous in sunshine, rain, sleet or snow. Numerous mountains offer skiing and snow tubing for the winter lovers. You won’t have any problems trying to find things to do in these wonderful mountains of Pennsylvania, no matter when you plan your trip.

3. Hickory Hill in Bath, New York

Campgrounds are a great place to go all year long. Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort is one of those great campgrounds because it has the woodland cabins families cherish spending their vacations in. Cabins make the stay comfortable for everyone, with AC for the summer and heat for the winter.

Hickory Hill Resort has a variety of other accommodations for camp sites with tents or RVs. At any campground resort, along with accommodations comes attractions. There are so many things to do at this log cabin resort such as playgrounds, laser tag, and heated pools. This family camping resort even has its own spa! Everyone loves a nice spa day while they’re on vacation.

4. Williamsburg, Virginia

This town was established on the East Coast in 1632 and is still blooming with history. You can travel through time to the historic Jamestown to see what life was like for the first British colonists. Visit the Governor’s Palace in all of its grandness. You will have so much historical places to see in this town.

If history isn’t your thing, there are many attractions that bring in tourists to Williamsburg. Busch Gardens is a huge theme park with rides for every age. There are also plenty of art museums in Williamsburg as well. This is definitely a place you want to go if you’re planning a trip to the East Coast.

5. Outer Banks, North Carolina

This is the beach lover’s haven. The Outer Banks is typically known for its summer season. The beautiful beaches attract people to spend their summer vacation there. Summer in the Outer Banks offers so many activities based on the ocean, wildlife and beaches. However, the off season offers almost just as much, with less people.

The nice thing about going to a beach area in the off-season is that people travel less. The rental rates are usually less pricey. But, the beaches don’t move.

Imagine waking up to fresh coffee in your rental home and watching the sunrise over an empty beach. You can go for a private walk to find shells, coral and more washed up on shore. So you need a sweatshirt or coat if it isn’t summer. That’s the best time to get away to the Outer Banks for that R&R you know you deserve.

6. Disneyworld, Florida

If you can’t handle crowds, then Disney World is not the place for you. Disney World never has a “slow” season. Florida attracts people all year round with it’s warm temperatures. Although winter is a less busy season, it’s still crowded. The best place on the East Coast is Disney World. It’s full of magic whether you’re a new born baby, day-dreaming toddler, teenager or an adult.

The resorts and attractions Disney World has to offer is outstanding. You definitely get your money’s worth visiting each park Disney World has. Take your picture with your favorite Disney character. Go on rides featuring your favorite Disney movies. It’s always a magical vacation in Disney World.

The East Coast is home to some of the most beautiful places. Each place you visit is unique to the weather, the landscape, the towns and even the people. No matter where you plan to go or when you plan to go, the East Coast has a great place for you. 


About the Author: Kacey Mya is a lifestyle blogger for "The Drifter Collective."  Throughout her life, she has found excitement in the world around her.  Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations, cultures, and styles, while communicating these endeavors through her passion for writing and expression. Her love for the world around her is portrayed through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts. Kacey can also be found on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.