12 Top Waterfront Escapes and Experiences

When you long to be near the water but not in it (dealing with a sandy swimsuit), head to the waterfront. Grab a refreshing summertime cocktail of urban pleasure with a dash of water sports. Think sailing and shopping, culture and cafes, outdoor bars and seafood eateries. This diverse collection of 12 itineraries saves you the hassle of travel planning. Grab one and go.

Curated by Editor Alison Plummer


San Francisco, California

By travel writer Keane Li

San Francisco – Best of Fisherman’s Wharf

Anacortes, Washington

By travel writer Elizabeth Rose

Anacortes, the Artsy Focus of Fidalgo Island

Norfolk, Virginia

By travel writer Candyce H. Stapen

Norfolk, a Nautical and Nice Port City

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

By travel writer Bart Beeson

Portsmouth in 48 Hours

Key West, Florida

By travel writer Sandra Friend

Key West in 48 Hours

Provincetown, Cape Cod

By travel writer Kim Grant

Cape Cod’s Provincetown: a Perfectly Gay Day

North & South of USA

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

By travel writer Ray Chatelin

Kelowna for First-Timers

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean

By travel writer Lynne Sullivan

Treasures of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nassau, Bahamas, Caribbean

By travel writer Chelle Koster Walton

Exploring Nassau, the Bahamas Beating Cultural Heart

UK + Europe

Brighton, England

By travel writer Amanda O’Brien

Brighton, a Popular Day Trip from London

Split, Croatia, Europe

By travel writer Stefica Nicol Bikes

Split in 48 Hours

Lucerne, Switzerland, Europe

By travel writer Paul Shawcross

Lucerne in 48 Hours

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