Finger Lakes, NY
A short drive from major East Coast cities, the Finger Lakes region of central New York is an ideal summer destination with socially distant outdoor experiences. After taking a refreshing dip in one of the 11 crystal-blue lakes, visitors can sample their way through the region's cideries and distilleries, breweries, or the 130-plus wineries (follow America's First Wine Trail, the Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail, or the Seneca Lake Wine Trail) while taste testing local cheeses and homemade ice cream. Going with a group? You can even buy out one of five boutique inns at the Inns of Aurora for a private lakeside retreat for total privacy.