Frommers Picks Their Top Summer 2015 Vacation Destinations

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Planning your next trip or summer vacation? Frommer’s has picked its it’s Top Summer 2015 Vacation Destinations in the USA… and several are within easy access of I-95. Make it a day trip or spend a week or two, there’s lots of things to see and do this summer.

So make your reservations, gas up the car and hit the road to one of the Top Summer 2015 Vacation Destinations in the USA.

Ithaca, New York

“What makes Ithaca unique? Is it the towering waterfalls, lush ice-age gorges, endless panoramic views? Is it the hiking, the biking, the boating? Is it the beauty of Cayuga Lake, the largest of the Finger Lakes? Perhaps.”

“But perhaps it’s something more. Maybe it’s the buzz from Cornell University and Ithaca College. You feel it everywhere—in the museums, the galleries, and in the restaurants. You hear it in the theaters, the nightclubs, and the Finger Lakes festivals. You see it downtown on our pedestrian mall, the Ithaca Commons, where PhDs cross paths with street musicians and families stroll the solar system on an interactive “planet walk.” You experience it in the area hotels, B&B’s and waterfront cabins. You can’t put your finger on it, but there’s something special going on there. The bumper stickers say “Ithaca is Gorges,” but it’s more than that. Ithaca is beautiful and smart and always unexpected. It’s intense and laid-back and disdainful of convention. Ithaca is Ithaca. There’s a vibe here unlike anywhere else in America. And experiencing it is the only way to discover it.”  from

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Northern Vermont

“Northern Vermont offers big city amenities, world class outdoor activities, rural landscapes, miles of open water on lakes and rivers, great shopping and dining, and numerous opportunities for enjoying the arts and history. It’s a four season destination and has something for every taste and interest.”

“Arts and culture is thriving. Enjoy outdoor concerts, theater performances, gallery openings and local variety shows in cities and towns across the region.”

“Equally rich are the opportunities for shopping and dining. The nation’s first state craft Center, Frog Hollow, specializes in high-quality, hand-crafted collectibles, jewelry and home furnishings.”

“If you adore the outdoors, and are thinking about a side trip into Canada, Newport makes for a perfect destination. The city is a gateway to Canada and lies on the southern shore of Lake Memphremagog (meaning “beautiful waters” in the Abenaki language). The state’s highest mountain, Mt. Mansfield, and perhaps the state’s most iconic mountain, Camel’s Hump, are a haven for outdoor enthusiasts year round, while the region’s many rivers and lakes attract paddlers, boaters and skaters.” from

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts

“To the outside world Wellfleet’s best known as an unspoiled summer resort with miles of pristine Cape Cod beaches — but Wellfleet offers many things, in many seasons:”

“Wellfleet still retains the look and feel of a classic Cape Cod village, with its quaint town center, whitewashed New England houses, and unspoiled landscape. Renowned worldwide for its oysters, Wellfleet also is home to numerous other attractions: galleries showing well-known artists, Zagat-rated restaurants, a professional contemporary theater, a wonderful drive-in that seems a throwback from days gone by. And a dynamic community that makes Wellfleet a thriving place to visit or live.”

“Wellfleet is also home to the Cape Cod National Seashore, a Massachusetts Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, and other protected land, maintaining a pristine natural environment full of beautiful marshes, pitch pines, scrub oak and bayberry interplaying with coastal dunes and seashore. Wellfleet’s ever-changing landscape changes through the seasons, and almost every view is worthy of a painting, every day of the year.” from Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

“There are two sides to every story. And the story you bring home from Lancaster County will be no different. On one side, you’ll share memories of the expected — farmlands, family-style feasts and the Amish. On the other, the unexpected — city life, exquisite cuisine and contemporary art. Both sides are equally fascinating and filled with priceless memories.”

“When you visit Lancaster, PA, you’ll experience a countryside steeped in history, art, creativity, fun and most importantly, Pennsylvania Dutch Country hospitality. There’s no shortage of unique and exciting Lancaster things to do, no matter why you like to travel. Whether you’re thinking of visiting Lancaster for an authentic PA Amish experience, to shop until you drop, for exploring the vibrant downtown, to enjoy great outdoor activities, or for sharing memories with the whole family… Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has something for you.” from

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

“Located on the Delaware Shores, the Rehoboth Beach and the Dewey Beach Resort Area is known for its award-winning boardwalk, awesome hotels, specialty stores, amusements, beautiful homes, tax-free shopping and some of the finest restaurants anywhere.”

“Visitors enjoy exploring 30 miles of unspoiled Delaware coastline, and many passive park areas. Nature based activities include State Parks, kayaking, nature cruises, ferry rides, walking trails, surfing, skimboarding, paddleboarding, sailing or exploring the water’s edge. Adding historical venues and live performing arts will make your stay in the “Nation’s Summer Capital” a perfect one.” from Rehoboth-Beach Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce

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Tybee Island, Georgia

“Tybee is the kind of place where visitors can kick off their shoes, let their hair down and exhale. It’s also the kind of place where kids can ride their bikes to a local ice cream parlor and where families can spend quality time together.”

“There are miles of beach; forts and museums and a great old lighthouse; endangered birds and other animal species; kayaks and bikes to rent (along with all kinds of hotels, motels, cottage and condo rentals too). Days on Tybee Island are as active, or lazy, as mood demands. Local galleries, shops and restaurants offer changes of pace and taste. And, of course, historic Savannah’s nearby.” from Visit Tybee Island

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The Maine Highlands/Baxter State Park, Maine

“From Maine’s highest peak, Mt. Katahdin to its largest lake, Moosehead, The Maine Highlands offers great outdoor adventures, historic and cultural experiences, many culinary delights and unexpected entertainment opportunities. Located in the center of Maine, there are more than 200 waterfalls, miles and miles of trails for hiking, ATVing, and some of the best snowmobiling trails anywhere. The last or first portion (depends on your perspective) of the Applachian Trail is in The Maine Highlands. Known as the “Hundred-Mile Wilderness”, it is said there are more moose seen there than on any other part of the trail. If you are looking for less moose and more music, head to one of our many festivals, the Waterfront Concerts series in Bangor, enjoy shopping boutique or mall style, or try some of our culinary delights and craft beers. Whatever your adventure, The Maine Highlands is a must visit while exploring Maine.” from The Maine Highlands

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