20 Perfect Summer Getaways

Completed in 1791, Portland Head Light is the oldest lighthouse in Maine and is located in Cape Elizabeth, at the entrance to the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor. It was added to the the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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Robert Chiasson

Nothing says summer like driving out of the city and feeling the wind rush past you. We've rounded up some of the best summer getaways from major cities around the U.S.—for a budget-friendly trip, or a splurge.

Boston: SPLURGE

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Where to Go: Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Distance from Boston: 115 miles north.

Where to Stay: The pioneering green hotel Inn by the Sea, on Crescent Beach, has a light-filled dining room, lobby lounge with fireplace, expanded wraparound deck, and classic white Adirondack chairs from L. L. Bean scattered around its five-acre property. The 61 stylish and comfortable rooms, suites and cottages include bright punches of color, contemporary Maine art, and bold fabrics, and its state-of-the-art organic spa features regionally inspired treatments like the Casco Bay stone massage.

Room to Book: The duplex Spa Suite has a kitchen, palatial bath with walk-in shower and soaking tub, double-height windows, and a small balcony overlooking the outdoor pool, indigenous gardens, and Atlantic Ocean.

Price: Doubles from $559.

What to Do: Venture into Portland (six miles away) for the evening and feast on oysters at Eventide, known as one of the best oyster spots on the east coast. After, head down to the waterfront for premiere seafood chowder at Gilbert's Chowder House

Completed in 1791, Portland Head Light is the oldest lighthouse in Maine and is located in Cape Elizabeth, at the entrance to the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor. It was added to the the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

20 Perfect Summer Getaways

Boston: SPLURGE

Where to Go: Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Distance from Boston: 115 miles north.

Where to Stay: The pioneering green hotel Inn by the Sea, on Crescent Beach, has a light-filled dining room, lobby lounge with fireplace, expanded wraparound deck, and classic white Adirondack chairs from L. L. Bean scattered around its five-acre property. The 61 stylish and comfortable rooms, suites and cottages include bright punches of color, contemporary Maine art, and bold fabrics, and its state-of-the-art organic spa features regionally inspired treatments like the Casco Bay stone massage.

Room to Book: The duplex Spa Suite has a kitchen, palatial bath with walk-in shower and soaking tub, double-height windows, and a small balcony overlooking the outdoor pool, indigenous gardens, and Atlantic Ocean.

Price: Doubles from $559.

What to Do: Venture into Portland (six miles away) for the evening and feast on oysters at Eventide, known as one of the best oyster spots on the east coast. After, head down to the waterfront for premiere seafood chowder at Gilbert's Chowder House

Robert Chiasson
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