Classic American Beach Towns: What's New This Season

An update on the best new restaurants, places to stay, and goings-on-about-town in some of our favorite summer destinations, from Catalina Island to Cape Cod.

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With summer still going strong, we're still savoring escapes to some of our favorite American beach towns: the blue-blooded appeal of Presidential getaways like Newport; the gray shingles and blue hydrangeas of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket; the white sands and southern charm of Georgia’s Golden Isles; the California cool of Coronado. And while we love so many of these destinations for their quaint, humble appeal, we're also happy to report that in 2016, these getaways are anything but tired, with all kinds of new shops, restaurants, and events to check out—and not to mention posh hotel renovations, new launches, and more.