Just because there’s a chill creeping in the air, doesn’t mean beach season is over. Take advantage of the approaching beautiful fall weather, and plan a trip to one of these famous American coastal cities.
Sea Ranch, CA: Located in beautiful Sonoma County, the location is idyllic. Here, the wine flows, and the views of the Pacific seem to never end.
Sullivan’s Island, SC: Tourists come to play in the sand, and stay for seafood. Sullivan’s Island is 3.3 miles long, but home to vast beaches and thrilling water sports.
Carmel, CA: Carmel has charm; art galleries, and world-class restaurants line the streets. Don’t forget the beach, too!
Kennebunkport, ME: Historic charm with modern amenities is all found here. Locals and tourists alike revel in its beauty. People come for the lobsters, but find so much more.
Gulf Shores, AL: Visitors delight in the warm waters and the Flora-Bama Lounge. For those looking for more thrill than chill, there’s a sky diving drop zone right over the lounge!
Traverse City, MI: Atop the dunes, visitors flock to the area to wash their worries away. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore offers an escape on or off the water. The town of Traverse City offers wineries, and small town charm.
Nantucket, MA: Wampanoag for “The Faraway Land”, Nantucket is a sleepy island consisting of mostly conservatory lands. Hop a ferry, or go by plane, but don’t miss out on this island’s charm.
Cannon Beach, OR: This beach town is one of National Geographic’s top 100 most beautiful places. Towering rocks lead to sweeping vistas of the Pacific.
Clearwater, FL: Named for the clear springs along the coast, Clearwater offers classic beach activities in the heart of Florida.
Montauk, NY: Montauk is a great place to bundle up in the fall air, and see what you can reel in.
Newport, RI: Comprised of 9 towns, Newport has historic architecture and that colonial vibe that the American revolutionists left behind. Seafood, fishing, water sports, and a lot of history are what await visitors.
Jekyll Island, GA: Sitting in the Golden Isles, Jekyll Island invites visitors to slow down and let the turtles cross the street. Tourists can explore marine forests, or the island ruins.