📍 Summer Staycation Spots
Summer vacation looks a bit different this year so we're helping you embrace the STAY-cation!
We're all trying to stay closer to home this year and while that might mean your typical summer vacation was canceled, it doesn't mean there's no way to enjoy the summer. So, we've compiled a list of staycation spots within driving distance of South Shore. Stay safe and enjoy!
1. Newport, Rhode Island
Home to gorgeous scenery, awe-inspiring architecture and inviting hospitality that you can’t help but notice, the charming, coastal New England town of Newport is the perfect getaway location! From touring the Gilded Age mansions to sightseeing tours of Narragansett Bay as well as shopping and dining alongside the harbor, there is something for everyone to enjoy this summer.
2. Burlington, Vermont
Burlington boasts the perfect blend of old New England charm, arts, culture and nature. Located along the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and Green Mountains, Burlington is one of those places you can't help but fall in love with. Visit the Church Street Marketplace or visit the beach, take a bike ride or just simply take in the beauty of this city.
3. Portland, Maine
Portland is the largest city in Maine and has SO much to offer! Walk down the brick sidewalks and cobblestone streets of the revitalized Old Port District, where you can browse through bookstores, explore craft shops and eat to your heart's content. Portland is known for their incredible culinary scene and unique local businesses. Enjoy the day strolling from shop to shop or head to the Children's Museum with the kiddos!
4. Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
What's not to love about Martha's Vineyard in the sweet summertime?! Visit this iconic island known for it's beautiful beaches, iconic light houses and so much more! Visit the seaside village of Edgartown filled with boutique shopping and pristine harbor views. For more of a beach-y feel, Oak Bluffs has the Flying Horses carousel, an arcade and an easy walk to the beach, plus the history and charm of the "gingerbread" houses in the Methodist campgrounds. Vineyard Haven offers visitors a blend of both.
5. Lake George, New York
We often forget that in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains sits this beautiful stunning lake, a destination that is full of recreational activities, a plethora of greenery and plenty of options for relaxation. You certainly want to make it to the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival on your visit!
6. Nantucket, Massachusetts
This 50-square mile island has beautiful beaches, quaint shops, beautiful Inn's and so much more! Nantucket is now designated as a National Historic District. Leave your car and grab a bike to view all that Nantucket has to offer. Swim, surf or pack up the boat with fishing tackle for Nantucket's excellent striper fishing.