Weekend Getaways

Dreaming of a quick getaway? Pack your bag for the weekend and check out our guide to the best coastal towns for eating well, having fun in the sun, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

Top 10 Coastal Inns

Plan a weekend getaway to one of these coastal inns for inviting accommodations, great food, and plenty to keep you busy. Or, just kick up your feet and relax!

A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay: Orleans, Massachusetts
Article: Marion Laffey Fox; Photo: Brooke Slezak

A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay

Orleans, Massachusetts

The three-acre property overlooking Pleasant Bay includes a small beach, a dock for fishing, a fresh- and saltwater pond, and two dining patios. Dating to 1798, A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay was a reputed hiding place for slaves traveling along the Underground Railroad. The rooms are all washed in white and decorated in pastels and bold tartans; 888/332-3351.

Eat: Nearby ABBA  restaurant offers  a Mediterranean and Thai-inspired menu of fresh seafood and rich desserts. For breakfast, the inn provides a bountiful European buffet overlooking the bay.

Do: Explore local works along the Arts & Artisans Trails and pick up a few gifts or keepsakes for yourself. Or take a short drive to Skaket, Nauset Light, and Chatham Light beaches for a sunset stroll on the beach.

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