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Make Your Own Wanderlust: East Coast

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Can't make it to the epic music and yoga festival in Stratton, Vermont, this weekend? Get the best the east coast has to offer, from vegan hotspots to hiking trails with this DIY Wanderlust guide we created through your lovely suggestions on Facebook and Twitter.

Tell us what you think about these restaurants, studios, and hiking trails,  and stay tuned for more guides near the Colorado, California, and Whistler Wanderlust Festivals.

Yoga Studios

Yoga To The People - New York, NY

With five locations in NYC, these donation-based Power Vinyasa yoga classes are available to everyone, whether you're a first-timer or experienced yogi.

"The best yoga studio I've ever been too and they have a great philosophy. - @Untrachelable

Valley Yoga - Richmond, VT

In need of relaxation? Head to Valley Yoga, off I-89 for their private or group Svaroopa® yoga  -- a  gentle, but  deep form of hatha yoga.

Stil Yoga - Dedham, MA

Stop by Stil Yoga for a meditation challenge workshop, Core Flow, or Vinyasa Flow class.  Bring your little ones -- they also have kids' classes.

"Betty and Kevan rock!" - Sara, Facebook

The Yoga Within - Groton, CT

Get your Svaroopa® Yoga-fix with this Connecticut studio's classes, meditation workshops, yoga therapy sessions.

"Svaroopa yoga, it's great." - @shababa

Evolve Studio -  California, MD

At this southern Maryland studio, your first class is free. With a diverse schedule, it'll be easy to try out something new: Yoga for scoliosis and back care, morning yoga for strength and flexibility, and hips, core and balance yoga.

Flow Yoga -Washington, DC

With classes for beginners, babies, and tots, you can bring the whole family to this eco-friendly studio that has 100 classes each week.

"It's just the greatest." - @hellostately


Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurants

Green Elephant, Portland, ME

Stop by this Asian-influenced vegetarian bistro for Organic Green Tea Noodles and Tofu Tikka Masala. Yum.

Garden Grille, Pawtucket, RI

Fill up on Korean Tacos, Smoked Maple Mustard Tempeh, and Mediterranean Pizza at this vegan-, gluten-free-,  and raw food-friendly cafe.

Go Lightly - Montclair, NJ

Choose from sandwiches, entrees, and organic green juices off  this New Jersey vegan and raw organic cafe.

"They have delicious vegan ice cream!" - Lauren, Facebook

Edge of the Woods, New Haven, CT
Get freshly-prepared foods at the vegetarian self-serve buffet in this natural foods market in New Haven. Did we mention there's a 23-item salad bar and a deli?

"An excellent local health food store that also dishes out very tasty meals." - Bobette, Facebook

Blue Sage - Southampton, PA

From Adobo Goat Cheese Nachos to Buckwheat "Dim Sum," even the pickiest eaters will find something irresistible at vegetarian grille.

"They're vegetarian, but most dishes are vegan or can be adjusted to be nondairy." - Jillian, Facebook

Organic Garden Cafe - Beverly, MA

Enjoy an all-natural breakfast, lunch, dinner, a smoothie, beer, or wine at this pure organic restaurant. Nut Butter "Squash" Ravioli? We're in.

Tula Kitchen - Bay Shore,  NY

Dine at this chic, vegetarian-friendly Long Island restaurant located in the South Shore. With  jazz bands, solo guitar artists, and DJ Dance nights, what's not to love?

Blossom Du Jour - New York, NY

In New York City for the weekend? Dine in or take some organic vegan food to the park. Options include gluten-free quesadillas, chickpea quinoa salad, and baked sweet potato wedges.

Great Sage - Clarksville, MD

Get your fix of fresh, organically grown vegetarian, vegan, raw, and gluten-free foods at this organic restaurant complete with a kids menu. Brown rice mac and cheese, anyone?

Vida de Cafe - St. Pete Beach, FL
Grab a bite at this raw vegan hotspot. Have some extra time? Learn more about a healthy lifestyle in their raw vegan class.

"They have the best raw vegan chili!" - Kimberley, Facebook

Outdoor Fun

Presque IsleErie, PA

Really, what can't you do at this park? Take your family to Presque Isle for an action-packed weekend.

"It has something for everyone. Hiking, kayaking, running, reading on the beach, bird watching, music! And even in the winter cross country skiing, ice fishing."  - Tiffany, Facebook

Assateague Island - Berlin, Maryland

Kick back and relax on this national seashore filled with marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays.

"[It's an] amazing place to spend the day. Just beach. No boardwalk. Just beach" - The RA Vegan, Facebook

‎Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - Bethel, NY

Located just 90 miles from New York City, this arts center is bursting with creativity. The venue boasts several stages that feature popular music acts, a museum devoted to the 1960s, and educational programs.

"Built on the sacred ground of the original Woodstock '69. Great venue, clean and pleasant staff. Hiking in the entire Ulster County/Orange County area. All around great place to live!" - Elisa, Facebook

Vero Beach - Sebastian, Florida

Spend the day kayaking, exploring winding trails, or have a seaside picnic in this city located on the Treasure Coast of Florida.

"I am fortunate enough to live on a barrier island and have so much beauty around me." - Audrey, Facebook

Watchung Sierra Sampler, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Ponds, lakes, and  several miles of trails make this New Jersey park worth a weekend visit.

"I love the place in my hometown, Woodland Park, NJ. The Watchung Sierra Sampler, Mountainside. So many trails!" - @TracieOneSeven

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