05/28/2012 09:04 am ET | Updated Jul 28, 2012

Now Open for Summer: 4 Gorgeous Spots Along the East Coast (PHOTOS)

We don't know about you, but we here at Oyster are ready for summer.

We've done all of the prepping -- we went to the gym once (hey, its more than we did in the winter!), got a couple of spray tans and, most importantly, we found our stowed bikinis, flip-flops and wide-brimmed hats.

And we're not the only ones who have come out of hibernation and are in back in business for a little fun in the sun: Some of our favorite U.S. hotels on the East Coast have re-opened their doors for the summer season. We've been longing for a stay at these quaint inns and hotels all winter long and now they're ready to welcome us (and you) back.

-- Jane Reynolds,

Now Open for Summer: 4 Gorgeous Hotels Along the East Coast