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The Best Cities to visit on Americas East Coast

Enjoy an East Coast city escape

Americas East Coast is where you will find some of the Best Cities in America! Whilst we may be entirely biased, America just can’t be beaten! Exploring cities on the East Coast of the USA is a dynamic journey through history, culture, and a kaleidoscope of urban experiences. Here, we’ve picked just a select few of our favourite BIG cites to give you a taste for an adventure in The East.


1. Manhattan, New York

New York really does have it all. One of The Best Places in the East. Whether exploring the metropolitan city for a few days or venturing into New York State and the countryside towns along the East Coast, your New York road trip will be fantastic.

Where is Manhattan? Everyone knows of New York City. Made up of five boroughs, New York City sits surrounded by water, including the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean in the northeast of America. Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island form the famous city, each diverse in its own unique way.

What to do in NYC? Get yourself to Times Square! Right in the heart of the district, Times Square is the iconic NYC tourist stop. Surrounded by the bright lights, adverts illuminating the giant screens and the odd celebrity or two. 

You’ll find the cheapest show tickets here in Times Square – so long as you’re prepared to stand in a queue for the morning. It’s not as bad as it sounds, with all the interesting characters around and making for superb people-watching! Take some time to explore Central Park, spotting filming locations from film and TV. Take a rowing boat out on the lake, lay on the Great Lawn or make a wish at the Bethesda Fountain. The Empire State Building, The Edge, One World Observatory and The Rockefeller Building are incredible buildings to visit. Each one will give you some of the best views of the city. 

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Central Park, NYC. New York to LA

Central Park, New York

2. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Where is Philadelphia? Your East Coast road trip will likely pass through Pennsylvania’s largest city, Philadelphia. Just 2 hours drive away from New York City, 2.5 hours from Washington DC and just under three hours to Harpers Ferry, Philadelphia makes for a great stop along your road trip.

What to do on a Philadelphia Road Trip? Here you can see the Liberty Bell in the Independence National Historical Park. Get there early to avoid the queues to this popular attraction. No visit to Philadelphia is complete without a trip to the Reading Terminal Market, the city’s most famous food hub! You will find something delicious among the local produce, Freshly baked pastries, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and ice cream to die for. 

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Philadelphia - Independence Hall, East Coast America

Independence Hall, Philadelphia

3.Washington DC

Home of The President of the United States, DC is is a popular destination as you road trip through eastern America.

Where is Washington DC? You will reach the Capital Region as you cruise the East coast. Washington borders Maryland and Virginia.

What to do in Washington DC? With a wealth of culture, museums and monuments, there’s loads to enjoy on your visit to Washington DC. The Air and Space Museum, The Museum of African American History and the Museum of Natural History are amongst the museums offering free admission. Stroll along the National Mall and enjoy the monuments along the way including the Lincoln Memorial. Visit George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, across the Potomac River.

Where to eat in Washington DC? In recent years, Washington DC appears to have raised the bar, becoming a culinary destination of its own. Whether you’re enjoying some seafood on the waterfront in Georgetown, entertaining cosmopolitan vibes in Penn Quarter and Chinatown, or enjoying Michelin Star fine dining on Capitol Hill, each neighbourhood has sensational restaurants.

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Washington DC, USA - Lincoln Memorial by night

Lincoln Memorial by night, Washington DC

Whether it was indulging in iconic street eats, getting lost in museum mazes, or simply people-watching in bustling parks, best cities on the East Coast know how to leave an impression. If you’re ready to begin your adventure to the East Coast then Contact us and to get started on your road trip Adventure! 

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