Get some sun. The Hamptons white sand beaches and charming villages make it one of the hottest spots for beach vacations. Check the Long Island surf report for ocean updates and visit popular ocean spots including Robert Moses, Jones and Montauk's Hither Hills--just to name a few.
If you want sports, Fire Island National Seashore is great for surfing, sea kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Find windsurfing and scuba diving at Cumberland Bay in the Adirondacks and many other beach spots along Lake Champlain's coast.
There's nothing like sunsets over the lake. Check out Green Lakes State Park, home to two glacial lakes, for swimming, boating and camping in a lush forest setting. Sandy Island Beach State Park has the only freshwater dunes in the Northeast and offers miles of scenic swimming and boating on Lake Ontario. Families will love the Sylvan-Verona Beach resort area where sandy beaches, beautiful scenery and a nearby amusement park make for a perfect kid-friendly getaway.