12 East Coast Getaways Locals Want to Keep Secret
From Assateague Island to Cape May, these hidden gems are waiting to be discovered. Go now, before everyone else does.
Cumberland Island, Georgia
Picture this: oak trees swaying in the ocean breeze, wild horses, and sprawling estates that once belonged to steel tycoons. Cumberland Island is as postcard-perfect place as any—which could explain why John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy chose to tie the knot on this 40-square-mile isle. It’s a pretty magical getaway, particularly if you post up at the Greyfield Inn.
Cape May, New Jersey
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There’s the Jersey Shore you see on MTV, and then there’s Cape May. Victorian buildings, romantic ambiance, quaint bistros, and historic hotels make it a fan favorite. Wondering where to stay? America’s oldest seaside resort, Congress Hall, of course. Fun fact: William Henry Harrison chose the first floor as the Summer White House when he was president. Here are 21 more of the nicest small towns in America to visit before you’re 50.