Trips that Go Beyond the Beach

Find trip ideas that let you explore the coast in a whole new way, from the best beach biking and flightseeing to amazing snorkeling and road trips.

Best Coastal Bike Trails

From the simple, sandy shores of Nantucket to the volcanic paths in Maui, these bike trails range from easy to exhilarating, but all reward with sweeping views of the water.

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Presque Isle State Park, Pennsylvania
Photo: Courtesy of Pennsylvania Dept. Conservation & Natural Resources

Presque Isle State Park, Pennsylvania

Presque Isle peninsula curls protectively around Erie, Pennsylvania, on the north shore of Lake Erie. A 13.5-mile trail around the park offers lots of picnic areas and other enticing places to rest. Flocks of migrating birds (shorebirds in April) make spring a wonderful time to visit; 814/833-7424 or

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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