Planning an East Coast Road Trip? Mark This Stops In Your Map For An Unforgettable Experience

The US East Coast runs from New Hampshire to Florida and it is packed with beautiful natural attractions and cultural high points that are better enjoyed during a road trip. Verdant forests, history-rich destinations, must-see attractions help to create a road trip that is enjoyable and fun for travelers of all ages.

Going on such a road trip obviously implies that you’ll spend a lot of time in your car. Make sure you take it first to the mechanic’s for a professional revision. If you prefer driving a rental car instead, make sure you let the car rental agency know about your travel plans. Needless to say, don’t forget to make sure you have a valid car insurance policy! There are different car rental damage insurance providers available in the market. Do your research and choose the option that best fits your needs and budget.

White Mountains, New Hampshire

The White Mountains area in New Hampshire is a great starting point for your road trip. Travelers can expect to find plenty of incredible outdoor experiences. From riding on horseback through meadows to wandering around forests to enjoying panoramic and overwhelming mountain views. Adventurous travelers can find plenty of activities to keep themselves entertained.

Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

There’s always something romantic and mysterious about lighthouses. If you have never seen one in person, this road trip offers you the chance to do so. Head to the coast and see Portland Head Lighthouse. It is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world and it first guided ships and galleons in early January 1791. Fort Williams Park will surprise you with breathtaking views of the shore.

The Witch House in Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House in the historic town of Salem is another interesting stop in this road trip along the East Coast. The Witch House used to be the home of Jonathan Corwin, the judge who attended the Salem Witch Trials and sent 19 people to the gallows back in 1692. It is a great opportunity to learn more about this event!

New York Botanical Gardens, New York

We can bet that as soon as you started planning this East Coast road trip you came up with a pretty long list of things to do and attractions to visit in New York City. It would really be a pity to miss the opportunity of enjoying at least some of the multiple and varied attractions that the city has to offer.

But NYC has much more to offer than the traditional hustle and bustle. The Botanical Gardens are not only a historic landmark but also a stunning natural environment. Spring time is probably the best season of the year to visit them as cherry trees are in full blossom and they offer a wonderful extra treat.

National Constitutional Center, Pennsylvania

History lovers will definitely cherish this stop. The National Constitutional Center, in Pennsylvania, offers an interesting array of interesting exhibits, leadership talks and much more, thus bringing the U.S. Constitution to life.

In addition, the Center is surrounded by many other worth seeing historic landmarks such as the Liberty Bell or Independence Hall. Make sure you visit them!

Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Washington DC

Washington DC offers plenty of attractions. Since it is the national capital, you can rest assured that there are things to see everywhere you turn around. But if you are travelling with children, a visit to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is an experience that they’ll cherish forever and will help you create amazing memories of the road trip. Make sure you have plenty of time to time to explore it. With its over 1500 animals across 300 different species, your children will just adore exploring the different areas.

For an extra experience, don’t forget to visit the Bird House’s Outdoor Flight Cage. Here, you can get really close to free-flying birds and they are really friendly with visitors!

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, South Carolina

As you drive southwards, reach South Carolina and head to Myrtle Beach. There, Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is waiting for you. It’s a great place for families and friends and you can have a great time. Ripley’s attractions, right by the beach or a stunning ride on the famous Myrtle Beach SkyWheel are only a couple of the attractions that you can enjoy. Needless to say, don’t forget to pack a bathing suit! If the weather’s right, expect a wonderful beach day! What can be better and more relaxing than lying on the sand and sunbathing??

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Florida

As this road trip is coming to an end, Florida welcomes you with an attraction that is absolutely stunning. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is the first American undersea park. A snorkeling tour should be on your list of to-do things. Imagine yourself swimming under the sea and being just inches away from beautiful coral reefs and sea animal species. A ride on a glassbottom boat can also offer you a glimpse of the stunning sea life.

Victoria Brewood

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

1 Comment
  • Jenny
    Posted at 22:30h, 09 June Reply

    I would love to road trip along the east coast one day. I missed the Botanical Gardens when I was in New York so will have to add it to my list for next time (or actually do this road trip!).

    Jenny | Local Leo

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