Best Islands in the US?

Old May 9th, 2011, 11:15 AM
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Best Islands in the US?

I've got islands on my mind as I start to think about summer travel in the US. While there are so many great oceanfront and lakefront destinations, I think there's something special about an island (especially if there's a boat ride involved). What are your favorites?

I love taking the ferry to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Kauai
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Old May 9th, 2011, 11:28 AM
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We enjoyed a week on Chincoteague Island in Virginia last summer. It is on the Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 11:38 AM
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Vieques, Culebra and Culebrita -- east of Puerto Rico (PR is pretty wonderful as well). But I'm guessing you want to know about islands off the "mainland".... Still, no passport required for US citizens.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 11:43 AM
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Mackinac Island where no automobiles are permitted. It has the gorgeous Grand Hotel and has been featured in a couple of movies including Somewhere In Time.

http://www.mightymac.org/island.htm
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Old May 9th, 2011, 11:58 AM
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Hawaii (The Big Island)
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Bald Head,NC
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Old May 9th, 2011, 12:17 PM
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We like San Juan Island in Puget Sound, Washington State.

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Old May 9th, 2011, 12:18 PM
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Universal Islands of Adventure. Sure, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket have scenic beauty but they don't have a Hogwart's Castle and animatronic dinosaurs.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 06:28 PM
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Long.

The Hamptons have meant summer to me since I was about 8 years old.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 06:56 PM
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Ryan,

The San Juan islands in Washington state. Spectacular scenery, all kinds of outdoor activities, lovely beaches, wonderful restaurants.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 10:42 PM
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Catalina. . .preferably on a sailboat and anchored in Emerald Bay.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 03:50 AM
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Mount Desert Island...home of Acadia National Park.
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www.sanibel-captiva.org

love the beaches vibe and shelling...
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Old May 10th, 2011, 07:08 AM
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I agree about the San Juan islands too!!
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I agree about the San Juan islands too!!
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The Florida Key, but mainly Key West.
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OOps make that Florida Keys.
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Kauai, HI is my favorite for sheer beauty and relaxation, but I have longed to visit the Hamptons after seeing the Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson movie.."Something has to Give" BUT only if I can stay int hat wonderful beach home!
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Kelley's Island (Ohio), The Keys, The Brunswick Islands (NC), Daufuskie Island (SC)& Amelia Island (to name just a few).
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