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U.S. BEACH GETAWAYS TO PLAN YOUR SUMMER WEEKENDS!

Want to make the most of those Summer Fridays? We have you covered. Here are our favorite beach getaways. From the lakes of Michigan to the Outerbanks, leave on Friday afternoon and back by Sunday night with a lovely relaxing weekend under your belt.

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Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

This town is so cute that it will give you a tooth ache, if the local fudge from Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium downtown doesn’t give you one first. You haven’t had a lobster roll unless you’ve had on with warm buttery chunks of Maine lobster and we can’t think of a better place to do it. Located on Mount Desert Island on the Acadia National Park peninsula, there is so much to do in Bar Harbor from hiking, fishing and all around good-natured sport. There’s nothing like a morning sunrise when Bar Harbor town is covered with a thick layer of fog.

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Nantucket

Nantucket

With so many classic New England fishing communities feeling the onslaught (depending on how you look at it) of modernity, Nantucket is still holding on to it’s old world charm, with distance — it’s name derives from the native Wampanoag for "faraway island" — keeping the chain stores at bay, (besides the Ralph Lauren opening on Main Street in 2006 that left locals in outrage). There are now direct flights from New York on both Jet Blue and Delta, but when that nightly Nantucket fog descends, not even a jet engine can power through. Nantucket is among the first historic districts established nation-wide, and the Historical Commission exercises real authority, with rather strict standards aimed at preserving the island's architectural character.

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North Fork, Long Island, New York

North Fork, Long Island, New York

Forget about the Hamptons! Looking for a less “sceney” weekend in Eastern Long Island? Head to the North Shore’s wine country. Rent a cottage and spend the weekend with your girlfriends biking between the vineyards. In the North Fork there’s a little bit of everything for everyone: beaches, farms, wineries, and great local food.

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Carova Beach, Outer Banks

Carova Beach, Outer Banks

While all of The Outer Banks — the barrier islands separating the North Carolina Coastline from the Atlantic ocean — are pretty desirable vacation destinations. If you’re a bit more rugged and crave the pristine outdoors experience, try Carova Beach. With a spattering of rental properties on the whole island and unpaved roads, you’ll need a four wheeler to traverse Carova Beach and catch a glimpse of it’s famed wild mustangs. Again, let us remind you 11 miles of SECLUDED shoreline.

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Grand Haven, Michigan

Grand Haven, Michigan

On the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, Grand Haven is a popular beach resort for mid-westerners with boating, fishing, sailing and pretty much every other laid back summer pastime. The trolleys, the boardwalk and two lighthouses dating back to the 1800s gives the area a nostalgic old-timey feel. With all of these classic summer delights it’s no wonder that Grand Haven often finds itself on best beaches lists for travel publications like Conde Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure.

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Malibu, California

Malibu, California

Where you can be the California girl of your dreams. This seemingly laid back beach community located between the sea and the Santa Monica mountains is Los Angeles’ most expensive summer playground for the Hollywood elite. Say "hi" to your neighbors like Cher, Courtney Cox, Caitlyn Jenner! It’s one main road is the gorgeous Pacific Coast Highway. Check out Malibu for the people watching and fine dining, like Nobu.

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Ruby Beach, Washington

Ruby Beach, Washington

Of the west coast beaches, Cali gets all of the love. But did you know that Washington has the only temperate rain-forest in the US, Olympic National Park? While you’re there, check out the picturesque Ruby Beach. Gorgeous and drift-wood laden you can even spot seals laying out there!

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