March 25, 2023


The Tour And Travel Enthusiasts

8 East Coast vacations great for any time of year

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8 East Coast vacations great for any time of year
8 East Coast vacations great for any time of year

Brimming with some of the best family vacation spots in the U.S., the East Coast is a great choice for family trips built around kid-friendly activities, outdoor attractions and the natural splendor of mountains and coastline. Whether you’re coming from near or far, the East Coast has something to offer everyone in the family. 

For history buffs, baseball fans and everyone in between, here are the top East Coast vacation spots you can enjoy any time of year.

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The Adirondacks, New York

A region of towering mountains, old-growth forest and pristine lakes under five hours from New York City or Boston, the Adirondacks is a four-season destination for families.

The summer months were built for fishing, swimming, biking, hiking and paddling. In winter, snowshoeing, downhill skiing and ice skating on frozen lakes (or on Olympic ice in Lake Placid) take center stage. Fall is a family favorite thanks to a spectacular display of crimson, amber and orange leaves igniting the landscape. Spring brings beautiful blooms to meadows of wildflowers. 

Small towns like Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Bolton Landing dot the region. There’s a yesteryear quality to these resort areas, with lakefront dining and old-fashioned mom-and-pop shops around every corner. In Tupper Lake, The Wild Center connects guests to the Adirondacks in a thoughtful way with multimedia exhibits and 31 acres of marked trails, plus a network of treetop bridges called the Wild Walk that’s a hit with kids and parents alike.