It gets cold up in Delaware, but we have the perfect cure for whatever ails you: the sunny side of Rehoboth Beach. This is a family favorite among all other beaches. As soon as you arrive, you know you’ve stepped into a special place where time temporarily stops and all that matters is having pure, unadulterated fun. Plenty of boardwalk entertainment and food, parks for the kids to play, and the warmth of the sun that makes you want to stay there all day.
While not as exclusive as the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard is a place that exudes luxury and upscale comforts. This is a beach that has more than just white sand and deep blue seas, it also has bountiful fine dining and marine sights and sounds that are filled with magnificent boats, as well as wildlife. This is a vacation spot that is best enjoyed over the course of a week, or two.
Back to the DMV area, we are treated with more festivities along the beaches of Ocean City, MD. Think of this region as a sort of combination of party atmosphere and Caribbean lounging. Ocean City is filled with activities that take advantage of the awesome backdrop of the beach, from golfing to concerts, it’s nice to have such a mix of city life and beach life that works so effortlessly.
Don’t listen to the critics, Jersey Shore is a legitimate contender for some of the best beach entertainment on the East Coast in America. Cape May is our favorite because it breaks the stereotype of all the loud and raucous Jersey personality. The vibe is laid-back and friendly here, it’s perfect for a family trip with plenty of things to occupy your days, like the nearby museums and zoo, if you aren’t into surfing or snorkeling.
It’s hard to pick just one South Carolina beach, so we picked two. Kiawah is our second favorite island beach resort on the East Coast. It has some of the best sandy beaches and dunes you’ve ever seen. There also happens to be a rich local wildlife in nearby marshes, an interesting contrast to your typical beach setting. This is definitely the nature-lover’s destination.
Traveling as a family poses a unique challenge. You want to find activities that keep the children entertained without boring the adults. Most parents want to sneak a bit of education into the trip, whether that is in the form of visiting a national landmark,...