There’s nothing that says summer quite like leaving the city and heading to the beach. Get inspired for your summer getaway with our top summer destinations for the Northeast. We’ve taken the guesswork out of what to do when you arrive by finding the top 10 destinations for each area, based on trip data.
Newport, Rhode Island
Home to stunning mansions, a thriving nightlife, and great beaches, Newport is a quick trip from Providence.
- Gurney’s Newport
Featuring a spa, pool with bar, and several different dining options, this is the perfect place to enjoy a summer day in Newport. The views aren’t bad either.
- The Landing Restaurant
A great place to sit back, enjoy a drink, and catch the sunset, The Landing features some of the freshest seafood and raw bars.
- Castle Hill Inn
As if the beautiful building weren’t enough, The Lawn at the Castle Hill Inn is a great spot to enjoy a sunny day, complete with regularly scheduled live jazz music.
Hamptons, New York
The quintessential summer spot for New Yorkers, get the details on the can’t miss spots.
- The Surf Lodge
Complete with hotel rooms, a restaurant, and a summer concert series, The Surf Lodge is the go-to destination for a laidback surf-style afternoon.
- The Stephen Talkhouse
Located in East Hampton, The Stephen Talkhouse is a music venue with a storied history, being a stage for some of Rock-and-Roll’s biggest names.
- Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
This year-round resort in Montauk sits on 10 acres and offers massages, wraps, and facials in their spa.
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
More than what you see on the TV show. The shore offers up tons of things to help you enjoy summer.
- Borgata Hotel
From famous steakhouses to live comedy and entertainment, what more are you looking for?
- Anticipation Bar
Summer never ends at the famous Anticipation Bar. Big name performers and constant events make this bar a one of a kind visit.
- Parker House
For over 140 years, the Parker House has been serving up local seafood favorites. Visitors come from near and far to feast at this famous restaurant.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
The Cape is home to more than just pristine beaches and miles of shoreline.
- The Beachcomber
One of the few commercial establishments along the Cape Cod National Seashore, The Beachcomber is a legendary beachside bar and restaurant. Come here for the scenery and some of the best live music on the Cape.
- Chatham Squire Restaurant & Tavern
This go-to Cape tavern, Chatham Squire, is beloved for its kitschy interior filled with license plates and arcade games.
- Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa
Complete with three restaurants, a spa, and a twelve room inn, the Chatham Bars Inn has a lot to offer—it’s no wonder that this spot is a top destination.
Whether you’re arriving by ferry or plane, we’re here to get you to the can’t miss spots.
- Cisco Brewers
Brewery tours, beer tasting, food trucks, live music—what’s not to love about Cisco Brewers.
- The Chicken Box
End your Nantucket night at this late night spot, famous for its live music and good time vibes.
- Straight Wharf
Located right on the wharf, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Straight Wharf is known for its fresh local seafood.
Sun, beer, and seafood are what Portland is all about. Be sure not to miss these top 10 spots.
- Maine State Pier
This isn’t the top destination because of its food or drinks—it’s the hub for the ferry that takes you out to the harbor islands, which is the #1 can’t miss thing to do during summer in Portland. Additionally, it’s host to a myriad of summer concerts on the water.
- The Maine Wharf
The starting point of the downtown waterfront area, head here to take in the full Portland Wharf and wander the street while enjoying views of the harbor.
- The Porthole Restaurant & Pub
With the largest waterfront deck and live music daily, grab your friends and enjoy a day or night at this Portland hot spot.
We’ll see you on the road (or the beach) this summer!