The east coast of the United States is home to some of the most impressive and most popular tourist destinations on the planet. It offers an enormous variety of experiences, all fabulous and unique, and you will always find something to do there. In short, you can’t go wrong by taking a trip out there.
We can’t possibly write about everything offered by a coastline that stretches for more than 2,000 miles, so here, we have tried to give you the details of what we think are the very best experiences that the east coast can offer you, although there will be many, many more that we haven’t covered.
Take a boat trip around Miami.
It wouldn’t be an east coast list if we did not mention Miami, the jewel of the area. Trying to think of just one particular place or activity that really captivates the spirit of this city was more than a little tricky, but we believe that ultimately, a boat ride will show you all that it has to offer. Tour the coastline, admire the city from a totally different vantage point and venture further afield on the rolling waves of the Miami coastline if you are feeling brave. There’s plenty of information on Miami boat rent companies online.
Climb to the top of the Empire State Building
Have you even visited New York if you haven’t climbed up to the top of this truly magnificent building? It is no longer the world’s tallest building, nor is it the most beautiful, but it is, without a doubt, one of the most, if not THE most, iconic building in the entire world. Just think of how many films and TV shows it has featured in! Head right up to the top viewing deck for some breathtaking views over the city.
Check out the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia
Go back a couple of hundred years and visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in Philadelphia. They are widely seen as a representation of America’s independence in 1776, and while you can no longer touch it, being in the presence of something that symbolises something so significant in American history is well worth visiting.
Visit the Witch House in Salem
We have all heard of the Salem witch trials of 1692, and this is the only structure still standing in the town that is thought to have a connection to the famous historical event. Delve into the deep and dark history of the town and scare yourself silly – we highly recommend visiting in October when the witching hour is in full swing!
Eat seafood in Maine.
Probably the best place on the east coast, if not the whole of America for fresh seafood – the lobster is to die for! It’s also a charming town with beautiful views. The lighthouse in Portland is well worth visiting, as the oldest lighthouse still in use in the US.
What must have east coast experiences can you add to this list?