Romantic summer vacation 2009


Summer is a short but wonderful season, often spent with family and friends who enjoy endless festivals, food and holidays. The summer season is also an ideal time for a romantic walk on the beach at sunset during a hot summer holiday evening. Take advantage of these long summer days to explore our list of beautiful beaches and vacation spots located in the United States. This summer, find your special beach destination, set the sun and play on the pristine sandy beaches, while creating summer memories that last a lifetime.

Maine is one of the most popular romantic summer vacation destinations for a variety of reasons. Beautiful, mild weather and a rocky coastline with soaring granite cliffs provide summer travelers with unforgettable views for over a hundred years. Maine’s favorite summer destination is Bar Harbor, located in the Acadia National Park area, providing beautiful white, sandy beaches and refreshing cold waters that you can enjoy and help you relax. The scenic coastal towns of Portland and Ogunquit are also in this summer holiday area along Route 1A on the south coast of Maine. Both offer smaller beaches, but are known for their quiet romantic coastlines. Tired of the beach? How about a trip to the central coast of Maine to Southwest Harbor, where vacationers will find amazing boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bed and breakfast unlike previous experiences. And of course, no Maine summer vacation would be complete without sampling some local fairs, including freshly caught lobster, silent puppies, potato-headed potatoes, and my personal favorite, New England pillows.

Another hot spot for summer vacations is the south coast of New Jersey with more than 140 miles of pristine beaches, renowned restaurants and celebrated summer festivals and events. This area contains 7 of the 10 best beaches in New Jersey, including No. 1 Beach, located in Ocean City. Known as the largest family resort in America, it is a fantastic venue for family reunions, group retreats and of course beach weddings. The 2.5 m long wooden walkway is equipped with great restaurants and a shopping center in the center for adults and two amusement parks, go-kart rentals and a water park for children. Don’t forget the many miniature golf courses that are enjoyable for the whole family! Ocean City in NJ is truly fun for all ages. And no trip to the south coast of New Jersey would be complete without a visit to the historic Victorian town of Cape May. Cape May offers a variety of summer activities, including listening to surfing on the waterfront, the thrill and thrill of walking along the promenade, climbing to the top of one of Cape May’s many famous lighthouses and enjoying soaring views and finally staying at a romantic Victorian bed and breakfast on Coast. The New Jersey Southern Shore offers a wide variety of activities to ensure that your summer vacation is memorable.

The Florida Keys, including the neighboring barrier islands, have long been a popular destination for summer vacationers. Key West offers soft white sand beaches surrounding its picturesque perimeter and is known for its outdoor activities, including world-class fishing, diving, water sports and golf. After watching the unrivaled sunset on Key West, enjoy plenty of nightlife activities, including live entertainment for the city’s many musicians and street performers. Treat your floor to an island specialty and dine at a local sidewalk café or gourmet restaurant, and enjoy a nightcap at one of the many legendary open-air pubs and bars. Accommodation in Key West is as diverse as the island itself, including top resorts with traditional shells after a comfortable bed and breakfast. In a city of fascinating contrasts and inspiring diversity, it’s easy to imagine giving up your worries about the mainland and spending your summer vacation in beautiful Key West, Florida. I have personally visited Key West several times, soaked in memorable places within a 4 hour drive from Key Largo to Key West and I would highly recommend a trip along the scenic USA 1 to any vacationer looking for an unforgettable beach holiday this summer.

Neighborhood to some of the best beaches in the United States, the Texas Southern Southern Gulf Coast area attracts millions of visitors each year, especially during the summer holidays. With more than 350 miles of coastline stretching in a slight arc from southern Padre Island north to the Louisiana border, this Texas course is known for its natural beauty and wildlife diversity. The family line of grass and swamps provide the ideal ecosystem to support the rich marine life and winter nests of migratory birds. Explore the historic Galveston and Crystal Beach beach communities along the North Gulf Coast. Galveston offers 32 miles of beautiful, soft sandy beaches, top restaurants and live entertainment, and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. Another popular summer destination in the Gulf of Texas area is Corpus Christi, which offers vacationers a rich mix of culture in the relaxed atmosphere of a historic coastal port. On the way to Corpus Christi you can expect a soothing sea breeze, endless blue skies and beautiful turquoise waters. While on holiday in Corpus Christi, visit the seafront promenade, the arts and museum district, waterfront restaurants and entertaining nightlife. South Padre Island is located on the tropical tip of Texas bordering Mexico. It is known as one of the best holiday destinations in the country offering beautiful beaches, high sand dunes and warm waters of the Persian Gulf. Contrary to popular belief, South Padre Island is one of the mildest places in Texas during the summer season, with the sea breeze in the Persian Gulf keeping temperatures mild in the high 80’s to the low 90’s. Some activities you should explore during your vacation at this top-rated Texas beach include saltwater fishing, fresh fish and seafood dining at local island restaurants, and staying in historic bed and breakfast or hotel accommodations. When visiting the Texas Gulf Coast this summer, there is definitely something for all travelers.

Located along the Pacific Ocean halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the central California coast stretches thousands of miles from Santa Barbara to Monterey. The region is widely known for its romantic, white sandy beaches and rocky lined views of the coast, wonderful tours of wine country and craft villages. Holidaymakers can choose from picturesque, historic bed and breakfasts and picturesque cottages by the sea. During beautiful sun-filled days, discover surfing, water skiing, golf, hiking, cycling, horse riding, bird watching, farmers markets and film festivals. If you are looking for beautiful blue skies, shopping, dining, endless activities, unforgettable experiences and a harbor complemented by a beautiful beach, visit Santa Barbara, located at the southern end of the central California coast. Located near the northern tip of the Gulf of Monterey, 74 km south of San Francisco, lies the main beach town of Santa Cruz. Many attractions await you, from the award-winning promenades and majestic Redwood Forests, art and cultural events and award-winning restaurants. A charming blend of history and natural beauty awaits you, ensuring that your summer vacation on California’s central coastline is unforgettable and enjoyable.

The Bed and Breakfast proposes the above summer holiday destinations based on personal experience and other valuable inputs for travelers. The sites were chosen because of the overall entertainment options, the quality and popularity of the beach, the number of days filled with the sun, the softness of the sand, the water temperature and the possibilities for eating and shopping.