Great Getaways

As the weather is heating up, now is the time to plan your summer escape. However you define the perfect vacation, our following destinations offer everything from adventure to relaxation to romance and more.

Great Getaways 

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As the weather is heating up, now is the time to plan your summer escape. However you define the perfect vacation, our following destinations offer everything from adventure to relaxation to romance and more. Click on the links below to learn more about each destination, and start packing your bags for an unforgettable summer getaway!

 

Arkansas  |  Canada  |  Colorado  |  Cruise  |  Florida  |  Georgia  |  Hawaii  |  Islands  |  Louisiana 
 Maine  |  Maryland  |  Massachusetts  |  New Hampshire  |  North Carolina  |  Oregon Rhode Island  
 South Carolina  |  Texas  |  Virginia  |  Wyoming

ARKANSAS  
1. Arkansas Parks & Tourism 

In The Natural State, it’s not only the splendor of the outdoors that attracts visitors, it’s the modern amenities in the state’s exciting cities as well: Many people quickly discover the great indoors in Arkansas, especially in the capital city. Art galleries, cultural attractions, museums, shops, restaurants and lodgings – you’ll find it all in Little Rock.

At one end of the bustling River Market District, the Clinton Presidential Center features interactive exhibits and presidential archives. At the other end, the famous Peabody Ducks delight children of all ages with their daily 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. duck marches. Just across the Arkansas River, North Little Rock offers more fun with the Dickey-Stephens Baseball Park and Alltel Arena.
 800-NATURAL | Arkansas.com

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CANADA  

Take a vacation you won’t need a vacation from. Escape to Prince Edward Island and return relaxed and rejuvenated. Let the Gentle Island’s red sand beaches and picturesque landscape charm you like no other place on earth. Enjoy delicious PEI lobster, Malpeque oysters, and blue mussels right next to the sea. Or unwind with a round of golf amidst the spectacular backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. For your free Island Guide call or visit our website and let us help you find the right package to create your perfect vacation.
 800-463-4PEI(4734) | gentleisland.com/living


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COLORADO  

Let’s talk getting away. Let’s talk relaxation. Let’s talk Colorado. Discover hundreds of incredible adventures – enjoy wine and a picnic at a local vineyard or go skiing at any of our 26 resorts or golfing at our many fantastic courses. Dine at one of our award-winning restaurants or discover our renowned arts communities. From boutiques to five-star resorts, sleigh rides to symphonies, dynamic cities to charming towns, you’ll find the perfect getaway. Our vacation guide has everything you need to plan your perfect adventure, with information on restaurants, accommodations, shopping, arts and more. Get your FREE copy today.
 800-COLORADO | COLORADO.COM

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CRUISE  
Holland America Line

For more than 135 years, Holland America Line has been treating guests to award-winning service, intriguing onboard enrichment programs, and sophisticated five-star dining aboard elegant, mid-sized ships. We invite you to experience the world with us and enjoy the pleasures only Holland America Line delivers. To learn more, call your Travel Professional, or contact Holland America Line.
 877-SAIL HAL | hollandamerica.com

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FLORIDA  

Rent, Relax & Save! Offering. Gulf-front vacation condominiums and private homes along the Beaches of South Walton for less.
 800-537-5387 | garrettrealty.com

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6. Indian River County, FL
Chamber of Commerce/Tourism Division

Visit Indian River County, Florida - you’ll love the ambience of our oceanside community. Stroll our beaches, paddle our lagoon, explore ecology venues, and enjoy historic sites and museums. Some of the best family memories are made here – come see for yourself.
 indianriverchamber.com

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Discover Florida’s unspoiled island retreat: The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel on the sun-drenched Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy accommodations to fit any budget, along with recreation and adventures, including unique nature- and history-based tours and activities, renowned shell collecting, paddling, biking, fishing, shopping, spa experiences, and more. Receive a free, 152-page Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel Traveler’s Guide packed full of great ideas about what to do, where to stay and how to get around. Find practical tips and insider information on where to go and what to see, as well as information for places to explore and play.
 888-231-2082 | FortMyers-Sanibel.com

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With glittering white sand and sparkling blue waters Florida’s beaches are ranked as some of the most beautiful in the country. And having more than 1,800 miles of coast line along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean means there’s no shortage of private beach escapes.

Go snorkeling, kayaking, diving or sailing but don’t forget to stop by one of our less traveled coastal towns for a bite to eat. Don’t miss other hidden Florida treasures like Amelia Island State Park, one of the few places where you can go horseback riding on the beach. Then take in one of our breathtaking sunsets from the shore or aboard a sunset cruise.

Start planning your Florida escape today by contacting VISIT FLORIDA, the Sunshine State’s official source for travel planning.
 800-290-2416 | VISITFLORIDA.com

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GEORGIA  

Brunswick, St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island. Unhurried, unspoiled, unmatched for miles of fairways, beautiful beaches, tennis courts, shopping, boating, bike paths offering discoveries around every bend!
 800-933-COAST | ComeCoastAwhile.com

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HAWAII  

Satisfy your craving for something suite at Embassy Suites – Waikiki Beach Walk®.
Fall in love all over again with our sensual Suite Romance Getaway, beckoning you and your loved one to unleash your hidden passions. Setting the mood for relaxation and steamy nights, couples will receive a traditional Hawaiian massage in the privacy of their own suite, learn techniques on how to better care for each other, and indulge with a complimentary signature dessert.

Luxuriate in a one- or two-bedroom suite; enjoy a full cooked-to-order breakfast daily, a nightly Manager’s Reception, and much more than you could ever imagine.

Embassy Suites – Waikiki Beach Walk – where everyday is Valentine’s Day.
 800-EMBASSY | EmbassySuitesWaikiki.com

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European Sophistication. Tropical dress code.
Maui has miles of gorgeous beaches and clear, warm water, which is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, diving, and sailing. On land, hike Haleakala our dormant volcanic crater famous for its beautiful sunrises. Or golf on one of Maui’s twelve spectacular golf courses. Visit the quaint, whaling town of Lahaina, which is great for shopping, gallery hopping, and dining. The Maui Ocean Center is a must see with its 750,000 gallon Hawaiian Aquarium. Don’t forget the scenic road to Hana with 54 historic one-lane bridges and cascading waterfalls. Nightlife on the Magic Isles includes luau, sunset sails, and fascinating magic shows. December through May, our largest visitors are humpback whales that entertain everyone along Maui’s shoreline.
 800-525-MAUI | VisitMaui.com

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ISLANDS  

As one of the last unspoiled places on earth, you’ll feel an intimate and authentic connection to a treasury of life-changing experiences in Belize. Be one with exotic birds, the Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef, enchanting rainforests, amazing Maya sites and the warm people of this Caribbean gateway to the mystical Maya world. And just a two-hour flight from the U.S., Belize is the only English-speaking country in Central America. Just be, in Belize.
 800-624-0686 | TravelBelize.org

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All 12 Sandals Resorts are located on the best beaches of Jamaica, Antigua, St. Lucia, and The Bahamas. As the world’s only Luxury Included® Vacation for two people in love, they also include the Caribbean’s most impressive collection of luxurious suites. Discover your perfect dream of romance, from a cliff-top sanctuary with a private pool overlooking the sea, to a sumptuous beachfront hideaway. Let exotic elegance surround you in a Rondoval, a circular suite with its own plunge pool. Or step directly into a zero-entry wading pool and lazy river from your River Suite. Gracious service is exemplified in top tier suites by personal butlers, 24-hour private dining, and other touches. So if you want unrivaled luxury, rest assured… it’s at Sandals.
 800-SANDALS | sandals.com

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Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina has been voted the best mid-sized hotel in the Caribbean. Enjoy plenty of water sports, a stunning 3 1/2 mile powder-sand beach, and an incredible golf course that again received Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” award.
 800-327-1584 | treasurecay.com

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LOUISIANA  

In Louisiana, we celebrate everything from red beans to the Red River. Our festivals revolve around our state’s unique food, music, art, cultural heritage and history.

More than a hundred festivals are held in Louisiana in any given year, but you don’t have to wait for a special event to pay us a visit. The best way to experience Louisiana’s wide variety of music styles, cuisine and culture is to visit one of the state’s many festivals. The good times roll here 24/7, 365 days a year. Come join us!

For more information on this year’s fairs and festivals and to get a copy of our Tour Guide, call or visit us online.
 800-285-3692 | LouisianaTravel.com

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MAINE  

The Spruce Point Inn combines the classic coastal Maine setting of a historic hotel with the modern amenities of a resort. It sits on a peninsula with 57 private acres, incredible views of the ocean, islands, and lighthouses. Experience carefree elegance.
 207-633-4152 | sprucepointinn.com

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MARYLAND  

The Chesapeake Bay divides Maryland into two sections. Baltimore, famous for its harbor, and Annapolis are both off the west side of the Bay. Annapolis is “America’s Sailing Capital.”

Across the Chesapeake is the Eastern Shore, situated between the Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The Shore’s interior coastline wraps from the northern mouth of the Bay, then southward along the Delmarva Peninsula. The coastline on the Atlantic side meanders north toward Ocean City. Rivers, streams and creeks twist through the countryside.

Try kayaking and canoeing in Western Maryland’s mountains, and water-skiing on Deep Creek Lake. Back on the Eastern Shore, go fishing – rockfish, crabs, even marlin. The state is, after all, celebrated for Chesapeake Bay seafood.
 visitmaryland.org/mag

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MASSACHUSETTS  

From the beautiful beaches and lighthouses, to the scenic Berkshires and historic Boston, come explore the many colors of Massachusetts.
 800-447-MASS x130 | massvacation.com

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NEW HAMPSHIRE  
 
 
 

Visit New Hampshire and discover authentic New England – from coastal seascapes to sparkling lakes and breathtaking mountain views, you’ll find an endless variety of exciting things to see and do. Explore Main Streets and stone walls leading to wooden covered bridges. Visit country stores and roadside farm stands run by fifth-generation families. Sleep in grand hotels dwarfed by some of the tallest mountains in the Northeast. Stroll a seacoast teeming with cafes and craftsmen that conjures up thoughts of a bygone era. For a truly authentic New England experience come to New Hampshire – you’re going to love it here. Contact us for your free Official New Hampshire Visitors Guide.
 800-FUN IN NH (800-386-4664) | visitnh.gov

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NORTH CAROLINA

Spend lazy summer days, long holiday weekends, or a day exploring the island’s natural wonders during a Bald Head Island getaway for family and friends. Whether your preference is resting, exploring or education, our 14 miles of beaches and 10,000 acres of marsh and creeks are – waiting for you.
 800-499-7040 | travelbhi.com

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Over 500 beach vacation homes on Hatteras Island! Family Vacations. Pet Friendly. Destination Beach Weddings. Resort Amenities. Visit our website for area information, activities, photos, and specials! Free Brochure!
 800-HATTERAS (428-8372) | hatterasrealty.com

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Over 45 miles of pristine and un-crowded beaches, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, world-class golf, and a temperate year-round climate create the perfect vacation destination in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Each of the islands and surrounding mainland towns possesses a unique character, as well as a variety of activities sure to delight every member of your family.
Tranquil beaches. Championship golf. Activities to fit any interest, and accommodations to fit any budget. Re-connect with family and friends ― share a fully furnished rental home with a spacious kitchen, and take advantage of the paradise that awaits in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands, where you’ll find more beach for your blanket. Please visit us online or call for a free vacation planner.
 800-795-7263 | www.ncbrunswick.com

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Spring is blooming in North Carolina, from colorful blossoms in gardens and arboretums to the lush greenery awakening on mountains and in forests. Come to North Carolina this spring, when our skies are sunny, our views spectacular and the weather warm and beautiful. Get a free travel guide today.
 800- VISIT NC | VisitNC.com

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Over 700 vacation rentals, oceanfront to soundside. Pet & event friendly accommodations, nightly, weekly, monthly & extended rentals. Military discounts, golf packages and more . . .
 800-243-8132 | ExploreOakIsland.com

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The Outer Banks only full service resort awaits. Experience the luxuries of our oceanfront resort. Relax in one of our plush, newly renovated rooms. Indulge in our luxurious spa.
 800-701-4111 | thesanderling.com

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Vacation rental homes and condos available for your next beach or golf vacation. Enjoy activities and relaxation with family and friends on Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach, NC. Book Online.
 866-320-9945 | sloanevacations.com

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Vacation with Williamson Realty in beautiful Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Choose from 300 vacation cottages and condos, oceanfront to sound front. Call or book online. Free color brochure.
 800-727-9222 | williamsonrealty.com

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Oceanfront rooms and suites (w/kitchens) overlooking tropical gardens and our breathtaking island beach. Resort houses, hot southern breakfast buffet, three pools (one indoor), restaurant, Tiki Bar and free summer golf.
 800-334-3581 | thewinds.com

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OREGON  

Welcome to a place called Oregon. It’s a place where people often find themselves roaming endlessly with no other goal than the next great meal, hiking trail, lighthouse view or salmon run. With nearly 363 miles of pristine, public coastline Oregon offers diverse terrain which changes from rugged cliffs to evergreen forests to Sahara-like dunes and boundless sandy beaches. Follow the shoreline past a smorgasbord of one-of-a-kind attractions including scores of quaint towns with a penchant for serving up legendary seafood, historic lighthouses, breathtaking viewpoints, stunning state parks, a cornucopia of galleries and museums, and a world class aquarium. So come on, you’ve got some exploring to do!
 800-547-7842 | TravelOregon.com

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RHODE ISLAND  

Join us in our Independence Day
Celebration activities as Bristol Rhode Island is the home of the nation’s oldest, continuous July 4th Parade.
 888-278-9948 | eastbaytourism.com

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Experience countless opportunities to renew your spirit and soothe your soul… explore our 100 miles of beautiful coastline and seaside villages, kayak down a winding river, hike to places of undisturbed beauty and much more.
 800-548-4662 | SouthCountyRI.com

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SOUTH CAROLINA

With our newest oceanfront tower & amenities, the Myrtle Beach area’s most highly rated & hospitable hotel is more spectacular than ever! Features 2-BR family suites w/ kitchen & separate kids’ BR w/ bunk beds.
 877-946-6400 | HamptonInnOceanfront.com

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Gorgeous coastal retreat, minutes from Charleston. Golf, spa, dining 10-mile beach, nature & recreation. Packages w/villa or 5-star Santuary hotel.
 800-654-2924 | Kiawahresort.com

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One of the largest, most comprehensive East Coast Resorts. Guests enjoy sport/health club, nine tennis courts, Splash water park, Arcadian Shores Golf Club and proshop.
 800-876-0010 | KingstonShores.com

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From the cobblestone streets of historic Charleston to the secluded beaches of Hilton Head Island to the fun and frolic of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is the perfect place to plan your next getaway. Whether you’re looking for fun for the whole family or a romantic weekend just for the two of you, there’s no place better to relax and enjoy your time together. You’ll find shopping, dining, great nightlife, world-class golf and recreation, cultural sites, fun festivals all year round, and a wide variety of accommodations. Or – head to the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina’s Upstate and enjoy cool breezes, breathtaking views and the charms of downtown Greenville. Plan your getaway online.
 DriveToSC.com

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TEXAS  

Part relaxed little beach town part upscale development hotspot, Port A defines the Texas island life. Sunny days filled with swimming, surfing, fishing and shelling, and breezy nights of casual waterside dining await you here on Mustang Island.
 800-45-COAST | portaransas.org

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VIRGINIA  

Why have to choose between a beach vacation and the history of Jamestown and Williamsburg when you can stay in Hampton and enjoy it all? Centered between, Hampton is rich in historic attractions and a hub for fun on the Chesapeake Bay.
 800-800-2202 | visithampton.com

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In Virginia Beach, it’s all about freedom of expression. Be it a sunrise paddle with dolphins, reeling in a monster, enjoying a seaside appetizer, or simply cruising the boardwalk, it’s what we Live For. The unique opportunity to be who you want to be.
 800-VA-BEACH | VBFun.com

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WYOMING  

Wyoming is more than a destination; it’s a spirit of adventure that says you and your family belongs.

Nothing exemplifies the true, authentic Western experience more than Wyoming. It is where Devils Tower thrusts toward the heavens. Where endless sky meets the majestic Teton Mountain range. Where the nation’s first, and still most stunning national park, Yellowstone resides. It’s where herds of buffalo still roam the open prairie and dinosaurs slumber.

And if you’re looking for something for the entire family, why not spend some quality time on a Wyoming dude ranch. Whether it’s hiking, biking, kayaking, bull riding or canoeing, Wyoming has a high for whatever rush you’re looking to fix.
 800-225-5996 | wyomingtourism.org

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