I LOVE the 4th of July – it reminds me of being a kid 🙂 Sparklers on the beach in my american flag bathing suit…. those were the days. There’s also something whimsical about places that are “quintessentially American”. These are typically old money/preppy towns (like Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod), but I think there are more options than you might think.
In honor of America’s 238th birthday, let’s take it back to the 13 original Colonies. Here are some gorgeous places on the East Coast that I LOVE visiting or am DYING to visit! There are so many amazing places you can go to and you don’t even need a passport and just scream ‘MERICA (in a the best way possible).
Grab your pullover & loafers, and let’s see this country.
New England’s crown jewel is #1 on my list right now. I’ve never been to most of the NE states, but I’d really like to. I want to eat lobster in my nautical sweaters and search for lighthouses. Maybe stay IN a lighthouse? A girl can dream 🙂
I saw this spread in Condé Nast Traveler and it just reminded me why I want to go there.
|Waterfront restaurant in Ithaca|
I’d dreamed of going to Savannah for years, and finally made my way there a couple of years ago. It’s extremely charming, full of history, and beautiful as could be. There are ghost tours (my favorite) to accompany the extensive history, dozens of cute restaurants and shops line the cobble stone streets, and plenty to do no matter what your travel style is. I can’t wait to go back, and eat here.