5 Places to Visit Before Summer Ends!

Glancing at the calendar and realizing that we are already more than halfway through  August may cause a sense of alarm. The Summer is slowly inching towards completion, school buses are revving their engines, and the sounds and sights of Autumn are right around the corner. Before the Summer-end blues come into effect, there are still a few weeks left to take a quick trip to some of the surrounding area’s top-notch resorts and nearby attractions before the sun sets on the Summer season! Take a look at Eastern Home & Travel’s top 5 picks for your last quick Summer getaway!

1. The Town of St. Michaels, Maryland

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(photo credit: Town of St. Michaels)

Shops along Talbot Street are great for perusing just before stopping in for brunch in the waterside. These restaurants include local favorites Harbourside Grill, Mike & Eric’s Front Street Restaurant, and many more! The sunset across the St. Michaels Winery will elude to a pristine evening of spirits and great memories. Don’t forget the kids and take them oyster shucking or crabbing off the docks!

2. Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina


(photo credit: Wrightsville Beach Tourism)

The quiet town on Wrightsville beach is the perfect getaway for a long weekend. The quaint beach is located in Wilmington North Carolina and offers itineraries for everyone- whether you’re looking for paddle boarding on the inner waterway, or a quiet stay overlooking the ocean at Blockade Runner. Delicious quick eats at Tower 7 or a romantic evening at Bluewater on the marina are sure to leave your pallets satisfied. Shopping at boutiques or strolling up to Shell Island resort are just a few ways to make your simple getaway one to remember!

3. Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley, Delaware


(photo credit: Wilmington and Brandywine Valley Tourism)

There are 11 attractions that you MUST SEE- So don’t worry about being without a full agenda! The site offers an opportunity for the perfect girls weekend filled with history, culture, and gardens! Or, you may purchase a passport that opens the door for you and your guests to see 11 great attractions like renowned museums, libraries, and nature trails! While the weather is still warm and the foliage is beginning to turn, the Wilmington and Brandywine Valley promises the perfect getaway- don’t forget your camera!

4. Abingdon, Virginia

The Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon, VA

(photo credit: Abingdon Tourism)

Just in time for Labor Day, The Bluegrass BBQ and Brews festival is coming to Abingdon Virginia. Visit the quaint town of Abingdon to explore settled-in historical sites, hike the Appalachian Trail, or stroll through Wilderness Road. Local boutiques and cafes are sure to make this Summer stop a perfect place for your last warm weather weekend!

5. Cape May, New Jersey


(photo credit: Bernie- Cape May New Jersey)

Visit Cape May any season of the year and the beauty of this small beach town will leave you captivated. Home to the largest Marlin-Tuna contest in the world, Cape May prides themselves in great hospitality, beautiful scenery, and plenty of attractions to keep anyone of any age occupied! Visit the NJ Nature Center or the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts. The town’s Oktoberfest is also quickly approaching… So don’t miss out on this northeastern Summer scene!

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