List America’s famous cities, and there’s no doubt many of them will lie along the east coast. New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC…all of these vibrant metropolis’ are iconic in their own right, teeming with culture and adorned with attractions that grace many travellers’ bucket lists. Benefitting from a shorter flight time, you could even spend a long weekend exploring museums, admiring art galleries, ticking off famed attractions and shopping till you drop – though adding them to an epic self-drive itinerary is just as spectacular.
New England is also an integral part of the east coast. Consisting of six states: Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island, New England is best known for its astonishingly colourful autumn foliage and utterly charming seaside towns. Tuck into succulent lobster, marvel at quaint lighthouses, and delve into rich colonial past.
Brimming with history, delicious cuisine and fun outdoor activities, the Capital Region is also well worth exploring. First up is Washington DC, with its famous attractions including the Kennedy Center and the White House. Then there’s Virginia, the home of a few historical figures including Thomas Jefferson, and where luscious wine valleys and craft breweries create a dynamic foodie scene. Lastly, Maryland introduces plenty of fun water-based activities to the east coast, as well as Assateague beach with its wild horses.
If it’s family fun you’re looking for, Florida’s variety of theme parks and coastal cities – including vibrant Miami and sunny Fort Lauderdale – offer the perfect playground for families young and old. Meanwhile, those hoping to hike, trek and cycle their way along America’s east should journey to the Great Smoky Mountains, soaring across the North Carolina and Tennessee border.
The east coast is wonderfully diverse, and is begging to be explored. Give us a call today to tailor-made your next American adventure.