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The United States East Coast presents visitors with a multitude of exciting experiences. Its seaside states are a concoction of varying cultures, climates, and geographical features that offer something for everybody. Here are a few coastal communities that should not be missed.


Newport, Rhode Island


Tucked along the shores of Narragansett Bay, Newport combines the decadence of the gilded age with the excitement of the modern era. See the former summer mansions of the Astors and Vanderbilts where lavish Gatsby-esque parties were held. Tour the National Sailing Hall of Fame, Museum of Yachting and International Tennis Hall of Fame. Experience the Newport Folk Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and the Brenton Kite Festival.


Siesta Key, Florida


This tropical climate getaway is a rare gem nestled along the eastern seaboard. Siesta Key boasts dazzling white quartz sand beaches and radiant turquoise waters. Visitors can relax at its resorts or take to the ocean for whale watching and parasailing. The numerous waterfront bars and restaurants are sure to please even the pickiest of diners.


Nags Head, North Carolina


Positioned on the edge of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Nags Head is the perfect blend of historical and contemporary times. Walk along the dunes of Jockey Ridge State Park or snorkel among shipwrecks. Participate in other attractions like hang-gliding, sailing, and kayaking, or climb the Bodie Island Lighthouse for a spectacular view of the shoreline.


Rockport, Massachusetts


For a laidback break from the world, Rockport is the perfect destination. Guests can enjoy the iconic shoreline from Halibut Point State Park. A walk downtown offers shoppers handcrafted jewelry and delightful chocolates. While there, take a glance at the art this town has available—its art colony is one of the country’s oldest. Enthusiasts can bask in the collection of over 30 galleries and the Rockport Art Association and Museum. The multitude of restaurants offer locally caught seafood and fresh micro-brewed beer.


Cape May, New Jersey


Named by National Geographic as a World’s Best Destination for Birding, Cape May is a charming town in southern New Jersey. Its narrow peninsula funnels songbirds in during migrations creating a captivating scene. The town boasts majestic Victorian houses, and the storefront lined Washington Street Mall. A trip to the Cape May Lighthouse excites with breathtaking views of the ocean and Delaware Bay.

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