There is a wide variety of things to see and do on the East Coast of the United States. Here you will find everything from breathtaking national parks full of rivers and mountains, to cosmopolitan and metropolitan cities.
There is the chance to enjoy any kind of holiday you like when you travel the East Coast. Though if you only have a short amount of time out there and can’t cover everything, check out these two route options for your East coast USA holiday.
The Northeastern Explorer Route
This is an intriguing small group tour that gives you the chance to explore the ‘New World’. You can follow in the early native settlers’ footsteps and enjoy a trip that covers jaw-dropping natural wonders and various towns and cities over the course of just 12 days. Some of the major highlights include:
- Big Apple sightseeing: Visit Lady Liberty herself, take a stroll around Central Park and check out the amazing vistas from Top of the Rock.
- Try out wines produced in the local area and soak up the tranquility of Finger Lakes.
- Explore vibrant and dynamic Toronto and take in the intensity of the dramatic cascades that make up Niagara Falls. Head to the top of CN Tower for some breathtaking views.
- Explore the cultural melting point of Montreal, a city famed for avant-garde creativity, music and arts.
- Travel back in time for a history lesson within the boundaries of Quebec Sights for this section of the tour should include Montmorency Falls (that are actually higher than Niagara Falls), Plains of Abraham, Place of d’Armes and Place Royale.
- Stowe for some biking and biking with a stunning backdrop
- Take the Freedom Trail in Boston.
The New England Walk Route
As it is famous for its stunning landscapes, during fall in particular, with scarlet, mocha and golden leaves forming a carpet over the forest floors, a small group tour of New England is ideal for all travelers.
There is a chance for tourists to take in the delights of Boston, a truly vibrant and dynamic city, before going northwards to check out some of the most stunning scenery on the planet.
The largest city in New England, Boston is an intriguing place. It combines new and old architecture perfectly and although it is a very modern city, it never forgets its past.
You can walk along smooth pavements and old-fashioned cobbled streets enjoying the sights of cloud-touching skyscrapers and the little spaces of greenery and colour in between the red brick and concrete buildings. Some great attractions you need to check out while in Boston include Boston Common, Fenway Park, Beacon Hill and Freedom Trail.
After Boston, the tour moves onto Stowe, a small and quaint town that serves as a base for hikers looking to take the Worcester using the Skyline Trail.
Along this trail you can benefit from spotting the local wildlife that includes the majestic moose and bear. You are also rewarded with some stunning vistas of the most famous mountain peaks in Vermont.
Next the tour will take you to White Mountains National Forest. This is home to various hiking rails that create the Northern Appalachians’ spine. The scenery is out of this world here, Lonesome Lake being a particular highlight.
It is also worth noting the Franconia Ridge trail, which takes you through scenic mountains. However, this is a more challenging trail that only experienced hikers should take on.
As the tour moves along the Appalachian Trail, you next stop at Baxter State Park. The final point in the trail is Mount Katahdin that gives you the opportunity to feast on some spectacular views of wilds.
If you are still feeling particularly adventurous, you may want to take on the challenging 10-hour trail to the summit for stunning views, which are more than worth all the energy and effort.
On the way to the final stop on the tour which is Acadia National Park, you will stop at Mount Desert Island.
This is a truly stunning part of the country that offers a different feature everywhere you look, from isolated islands and ocean waves crashing to rivers, mountains and lakes. This last spot on the tour will give you plenty of great photographic opportunities.