The Ultimate Relaxing Vacations: East Coast

relaxing vacations on the east coast

After answering your 15th phone call, no one can blame you for staring into your computer screen at the hammock overlooking the ocean at some beautiful resort. And after all your hard work, you deserve a relaxing vacation. These three East Coast destinations will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

the hamptons

The Hamptons

Relaxing in the Hamptons is a true luxury in life. Becoming an elite socialite for the weekend can be such fun!

Where to Stay

If you are looking to “get off the grid” staying at this little house in East Hampton. This house boasts a relaxing atmosphere and can accommodate a family of four and it will keep your budget happy!

Are you dreaming of the beach? The Pridwin beach hotel is the perfect place for you! With beach view rooms, you can sip a cup of iced tea while you indulge in your latest book club book on your patio. Doesn’t that sound lovely?

What to Do

If you stay at the Pridwin, you have access to the beach, pools, kayaks, paddle boats, and bicycles for local tours.

Definitely go shopping on Main Street, you’ll find some fun stores like Tiffany and co. and Gucci. You will have a blast if you charter a sailboat for the day. Grab a picnic and go out on the water.

Where to Eat

Nick and Toni’s is a must for any foodie traveling to the Hamptons. A hearty Mediterranean/Tuscan menu that makes good use of Long Island’s farms and waters.

Also give the East Hampton Grill a try! It features refreshing renditions of your classic American favorites.

And New York Mag says to try THE SPOT, an ultracasual, order-at-the-counter eatery, has a kid-friendly menu full of blueberry pancakes, foot-long hot dogs, pizza, and egg creams.

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Cape Cod

This will be the closest you’ll ever come to really being a Kennedy. Playing football on the beach while soaking up the warm rays with friends allows you to channel the 1960’s feeling.

Where to Stay

Try the High Pointe Inn, a romantic Cape Cod Inn. Our uniquely original Inn sits high on a hill overlooking the dunes of Sandy Neck Beach, with views of Cape Cod Bay in the distance. The ideal choice for a relaxing getaway.

You could also check out these airbnb listing, for other housing options!

What to Do

Driving the coast of Cape Cod is relaxing in itself. People aren’t usually in a rush to get anywhere.
Take a day to go to Martha’s Vineyard and enjoy the beauty and a glass of wine.

You’ll do yourself a favor by just doing what you really want, booking that massage at the Chatham Bars Inn.

What to Eat

I hope if you are going to Cape Cod that you love fish. Grab a reservation at the Cape Sea Grille. Using fresh local ingredients and native seafood, chef/owner Douglas Ramler creates an ever changing menu that’s true to the heart of Cape Cod and New England.

Mac’s Shack serves fresh dinner nightly with first come, first served starting at 4:30 pm. Their Fish Tacos look to be a divine gift from the gods, as well as, their Seared Coconut Curry Scallops. Or go with a delicious classic of Fish and Chips.

bath country

Bath County

Famous for its mineral springs, outdoor recreation and cultural heritage, the County of Bath is a captivating; four-season destination nestled in the scenic Alleghany Highlands of Virginia.

Where to Stay

The Homestead hotel is a classic resort situated in the heart of Virginia. The view from the hotel is full of lush greens and southern hospitality. Steeped in Southern elegance and tradition, our 483 guest rooms and suites will leave you well rested for another day of endless recreation.

What to Do

Staying at the homestead you can relax on the lazy river all-day and think of nothing. Renew mind and body as you enjoy a restorative soak in the natural mineral spring waters of our legendary Jefferson Pools.

If you are an avid golfer, there are some mighty fine golf courses in Bath County.

Also in Bath County there are tennis courts (to stick to your diet), biking, a wonderful arts and music scene, and more .

What to Eat

Enjoy a relaxing dinner at the Waterwheel Restaurant and Simon Kenton Pub has brunch and dinner with the finest of ingredients. Their dinner menu has Alleghany Mountain Trout to help stick with your diet.

Where is your favorite relaxing vacation out east?

If you know of a good restaurant or hotel in these places, please leave a comment below!

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