June 6, 2013
If you’re looking to take a relaxing vacation, look no further.
Seastreak is your remarkably reliable jetsetting partner. Unique trips to scenic locations along the East coast throughout the year. You can enjoy the local beauty of each season, from the comfort of a luxury sea craft. We’ve compiled a list of tips and ideas to help your getaway go smoothly.
Plan ahead of time. The city that never sleeps has an endless amount of activities to enjoy, so where do you start? Try to plan which landmarks you would like to visit before you get there, and then you can explore around that. Popular destinations include the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Times Square.
See a show, or be part of one. New York is famous for its famous people. Buy tickets to a Broadway show and see some of the greats in action, or take part in an interactive tour like The Accomplice. Tickets available at http://accomplicetheshow.com/
Come hungry. New York is known for some of the most iconic dishes: pizza, egg creams, black and white cookies. With its diverse population, and restaurant savvy crowd, you’re sure to find something for everyone. If you’re big on trying it all, why not book a food tour. You can find some of the best at http://www.foodsofny.com/.
Be one with nature. Walk down to the famous Central Park and experience what makes New York so great. This park is usually brimming with activity, especially during the summer when you can experience free events like Shakespeare in the Park and Summerstage.
Don’t forget the sunscreen. Martha’s Vineyard is surrounded by water, so there are some pretty spectacular beaches to check out. Check out Menemsha Public Beach or South Beach in Edgartown for a peaceful day with your loved ones.
Light the way. The historic island of Martha’s Vineyard has some of the most breathtaking landmarks, including the Gay Head Lighthouse which sits atop of a grassy peak looking down onto the rocky beaches of Gay Head.
Pack a lunch. Due to the lack of commercialization on the island, there aren’t many places to eat once you hit the beach. Pack a lunch, or grab a bite to eat beforehand at one of Martha’s Vineyard’s amazing restaurants to fight off any impending hunger pangs.
Lots for the little ones. If your kids like more active entertainment why not take them to the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary to learn about the ecosystems in Martha’s Vineyard, or play a classic round of mini golf at the water-themed Island Cover Miniature Park.
Tour the Lights. If you’re a history buff, don’t miss the historic Twin Lights, located a few minutes from the Seastreak port. Get a great view from the highest point on the East Coast, but drive carefully because the road to the lights is winding.
Bring your walking shoes, and an appetite. Stroll down the Asbury Park Boardwalk for some shopping, great food, and the Stone Pony only a stone’s throw away. During the summer they have fireworks every Saturday. Talk about a festive vacation.
Feel the sand beneath your feet. If you’re coming to the Jersey Shore, coming to the beach is a must. Sandy Hook is a less commercialized, more secluded beach. It’s so far off the beaten path that you may even encounter a nude sunbather at Gunnison Beach!
NJ’s Windmill. If you’re looking for a Jersey Shore classic, don’t forget to grab a bite at the Windmill. Full of grilled goodies, this mainstay is a great way to experience authentic Jersey flavor.
Have a whale of a time. As one of the biggest whaling towns on the East Coast, New Bedford has a long history of access to the biggest mammals on the planet. You can get up close and personal with these 40 ton behemoths on a whale watching tour. Tours usually run from April to October.
Nothing like a bowl of chowda. If you’re looking to try a bowl of the famous Massachusetts chowder, then look no further than Chowderfest. This culinary festival takes place in New Bedford every March. Sample a few variations before you crown the Chowda King or Queen.
Catch a big one. The ocean is New Bedford’s most important resource because New Bedford is one of the biggest fishing towns on the East Coast. Experience the ocean yourself, and take a deep sea fishing trip with one of the locals. They’ll know all of the best spots.
Follow the Freedom Trail. Visit the historic city of Boston, located only an hour’s drive away from New Bedford. A few sites you’ll see on your route are Paul Revere’s House, the Bunker Hill Monument, and Boston Common.
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