Uncovered East Coast Destinations
The East Coast is full of so many wonderful places to visit and includes some truly historic and entertaining sights along the way! It’s easy to get stuck on the hits like New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, but these uncovered East Coast destinations from Portsmouth to Roanoke will help you plan an awesome trip. Let’s get started all the way up in New England and work our way down.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Enjoy Portsmouth and experience one of America’s most interesting and historic cities. Visitors can spend time in Market Square admiring the quaint architecture or simply do some people watching. Strawberry Banke Museum is a big hit for travelers who can experience the original Portsmouth settlement and a nice walk back in time. Head away from the city and visit Isle of Shoals for a wonderful island experience. There are many more things to do in Portsmouth, so why not start there?
New Haven, Connecticut
Visit New Haven for Yale and attractions like the Yale University Art Gallery and so much more. East Rock Park is a great way to see the town from above and it’s home to a Civil War Monument worth visiting. Even more wonderful views are found at Lighthouse Pointe Park as visitors can check out New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound while there. Long Wharf Theatre will keep you inside watching their variety of shows in a truly personal setting.
Syracuse, New York
Upstate New York visitors should spend at least a few days in Syracuse and if you’ve brought family, stop by the highly rated Rosamond Gifford Zoo. The Museum of Science and Technology has a variety of indoor displays and an IMAX theater that will keep you busy for the day. Even if you’re in town to see the Orange, Syracuse’s NBT Bank Stadium is a great way to check out some Minor League Baseball.
Lancaster is in a great spot in southeastern Pennsylvania and certainly worth your time. American Music Theatre is a big draw for those looking to catch a show, and it’s also close to the Amish Farm and House. Foodies will enjoy Central Market for its huge variety of stalls hawking fresh produce and tons more. If you’re looking for a nice quiet day, head to Long’s Park and bring your best picnic blanket to spread out on the grass.
Drive through Roanoke and you’ll quickly realize that this Virginia city’s heritage is through the railroads. Visitors can learn a lot about it by walking through the Virginia Museum of Transportation. Roanoke’s vibrant Center in the Square hosts a huge variety of options that includes the massive farmer’s market that brings in the area’s best food. Mill Mountain Star and Park is a wonderful way to see Roanoke from above and it’s beautiful throughout the year.
With these awesome and now uncovered East Coast destinations, skip the big hits and get started with these to make a truly unique American trip! What are you waiting for? Start booking hotels in these cities and prepare for an awesome journey.
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