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28 Places to Go This Summer That Won't Be Full of Tourists

Condé Nast Traveler Logo By CNT Editors of Condé Nast Traveler | Slide 1 of 29: "About an hour’s drive from Boston, this tiny barrier island (near Newburyport) can only be accessed by bridge, so it’s refreshingly quiet. The beachside Blue Inn (so named because...it's blue) is lovely—they bring breakfast to your room, in a lobster trap, and have hot tubs right on Plum Island Beach. You can hit the sand, or go biking around the island, which is only 11 miles long. Be sure to stop by the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on your ride. For dinner, don’t miss the Plum Island Grille, which serves mouthwatering seafood dishes like Thai seafood stew (“mussels, shrimp, scallops, and fresh fish simmered with seasonal vegetables in green curry")—need we say more?"—Bridget Hallinan

Plum Island, Massachusetts

"About an hour’s drive from Boston, this tiny barrier island (near Newburyport) can only be accessed by bridge, so it’s refreshingly quiet. The beachside Blue Inn (so named because...it's blue) is lovely—they bring breakfast to your room, in a lobster trap, and have hot tubs right on Plum Island Beach. You can hit the sand, or go biking around the island, which is only 11 miles long. Be sure to stop by the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on your ride. For dinner, don’t miss the Plum Island Grille, which serves mouthwatering seafood dishes like Thai seafood stew (“mussels, shrimp, scallops, and fresh fish simmered with seasonal vegetables in green curry")—need we say more?"—Bridget Hallinan
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