If you’re looking for a bustling, high-end shopping district, dancing until dawn, and a luxurious five-star condo overlooking the bay, head to Miami or Las Vegas. But if you’re looking for something a little quainter, America has no shortage of throwback havens along its coasts.
From the rocky shores of Oregon to the palm-tree-lined streets of southern Florida, traditional beach towns—with their old-fashioned sundries, family-owned B and Bs, and midcentury ice cream parlors—have been charming beachgoers for decades. There's something about these nostalgic towns that manages to put you at ease.
Whether you visit to continue a decades-long tradition or are establishing a tradition of your own, a vacation at one of these retreats is never a bad idea.
An artsy, walkable harbor in Massachusetts. A sea-sprayed oasis in Oregon. No matter their latitude, these beach towns are unforgettable.
America’s beach towns are full of undiscovered gems, and you have to add these throwback oceanside attractions to your list of must-visits this season.