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What are some good vacation spots on the East Coast?

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Some good vacation spots on the East Coast include Shelter Island, New York; Savannah, Georgia; Washington D.C.; Kennebunkport, Maine; and Outer Banks, North Carolina. Charleston, South Carolina and Nantucket, Massachusetts are other good vacation spots

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Shelter Island, New York, is a 12-square-mile atoll between the North Fork and the Hamptons. Attractions include golden-sand beaches, hiking paths and farm-fresh produce. The Nature Conservancy protects one-third of the island.

Savannah, Georgia, is one of the top-10 city destinations in the United States. The city dates back to 1733 and features both antebellum and modern architecture. The city hosts music and food festivals, art exhibits and Civil War re-enactments.

Kennebunkport, Maine, features picturesque views and the shopping and dining area of Dock Square. Visitors can take a kayak tour of Mousam River Estuary or view the rocky coastline dotted with famous New England lighthouses.

Nantucket, Massachusetts, is home to a Whaling Museum, the oldest home in America and other historic attractions. The island features dozens of dining options, including award-winning seafood and beachside seating.

Outer Banks, North Carolina, is a 200-mile chain of barrier islands once home to the pirate, Blackbeard. The island features Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the largest accessible strip of protected beach on the East Coast.

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