East coast vacation spots run the gamut—from fun and fabulous to breathtaking and beautiful. If you have not been to the east coast, you are missing an opportunity to see a part of the country that has so much to offer in the way of vacations. Maybe this is why so many east coasters continue to stay at their favorite east coast vacation place year after year. While it is difficult to narrow it down to only a few, here are 7 East Coast vacation spots not to be missed.
1. Orlando, Florida
What is there to say that has not been said about everyone’s favorite theme park—Disney World? But aside from the many Disney and non-Disney theme parks, water parks and shopping villages, Orlando is also close to such places as the Kennedy Space Center, Busch Gardens and, of course, an endless coastline filled with beautiful Florida beaches.
2. Savannah, Georgia
There is a reason Savannah is one of the top ten city destinations in the United States. Aside from its history dating back to 1733, it is a cultural haven filled with architecture that dates back to its very early beginnings combined with more contemporary designs. The riverboat rides provide a glimpse into the majestic scenery that surrounds this great southern city.
3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach is considered the number one family beach by Americans. With endless hotels and vacation rentals, visiting here can be as busy or as relaxing as you like. There are casino ships, numerous theatres with a wide variety of shows for the whole family as well as amusement and water parks. For real family fun, there are also numerous miniature golf courses, a zoo and an aquarium.
4. Outer Banks, North Carolina
Learn how the Wright Brothers made their mark in aviation history, explore the majestic lighthouses all along the Outer Banks or try to find the nearly four hundred different types of birds that call the Outer Banks home. Oh, yeah—there are beautiful beaches there too.
5. Washington D.C.
If you are a United States citizen, you should make every effort to visit the city that represents your country. Washington D.C. is like a political science class that comes to life. It is not just home to the president and the government, but also dozens of museums and memorials that offer visitors a chance to understand the country’s history, its present state and what the future may hold.
6. New York, New York
Once you enter the bustling streets of Manhattan, you will know why they say it is the city that never sleeps. The only problem you will have is figuring out what to do first—see a Broadway show, stand in the middle of Times Square, dine at The Four Seasons or take a double-decker bus ride. The possibilities are endless which is why you may never sleep once you are there.
7. Boston, Massachusetts
If Washington D.C. is a lesson in politics, than Boston is one big history lesson going back to the colonies and how the United States came to be. Besides learning about the country’s origin, Boston, like many major cities is home to many great restaurants, museums and shopping. And be sure to check out Faneuil Hall Marketplace (or Quincy Market) along the Freedom Trail which has dozens of restaurants and food vendors.
An east coast vacation will always satisfy your urge to go somewhere different. There are so many great places to see and things to do, but these 7 East Coast vacation spots can’t be missed! The hardest part will be deciding which place to visit and what to do once you are there. Have you ever visited one of these great East Coast locations? What was your favorite part of the trip?
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