Sure the West Coast is glamorous and the Southern States are renowned for their hospitality, but if you want mighty megacities, historical landmarks and scrumptious seafood, a USA East Coast tour is simply where it's at. Landscaped by delightful towns and even more delightful people, the word ‘diverse’ doesn’t do justice to the historical tapestry that makes up the East Coast. The Jazzy French-Caribbean culinary delights of the light up New Orleans, the 17th Century architecture of Charleston, the iconic landmarks of politically-charged D.C and the cloud-piercing skyscrapers of bold Chicago are just a few of the destinations that will have you head-over-heels for the USA’s East Coast. You’ll likely have been drawn to the East Coast by the trendy neighbourhoods of New York, but you’ll stay for the awe-inspiring activities, mind-blowing nature and undeniable magic that this part of the world has to offer.
Didn’t consider the East Coast much of a beachy hot spot? How wrong you are. From the sizzling Latin beaches boasted by stylish Miami, to the famed shores of Daytona Beach, the East Coast can offer you the sandy getaway you’ve been craving, and then some. If that wasn’t enough, perhaps you’ll be tempted by Texan BBQ, or Philly Cheesesteaks - neither of which are for the faint-hearted. Gators, mountains and eagles make up the backdrop of the East Coast countryside, dotted with picturesque towns and serene lakes and just oozing with road-trip potential. Want to get into the nitty-gritty of the USA’s history? With Liberty Bell and Philadelphia's Independence Hall all on its doorstep, the East Coast has an abundance of landmarks and monuments to get you well and truly clued up on the Nation's beginnings.
Everyone is pulled to the East Coast for different reasons, be it the connection with the nation’s history, the exciting melange of cultures and interests, or the humbling, soul-warming cuisine that you just won’t find anywhere else. No matter your reason for visiting, you’ll stay for one reason: the sense of community in Eastern USA, that will have you meeting people you could’ve sworn you knew in a past life. An East Coast trip will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about the American way of life.
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Now it simply wouldn’t be an Eastern adventure without a stop off at Charleston for some good old shrimp and grits. Fuelled by Southern cuisine, we’ll wander past horse-drawn carriages to explore the history of the city’s 17th-century architecture. If there was ever a city to transport you back in time, it’s Charleston. Flowers bloom abundantly in front of whitewashed Georgian-style mansions, quaint pastel-coloured Antebellum houses in the French Quarter, and huge federal landmarks emulate throwback vibes at every turn. Cameras should remain at the ready as we unearth the wonders of this well-preserved American time capsule, where the chaos of modern big city life seems miles away…
Have you ever heard of a travelling beer garden? Now you have. Parks on tap brings its beer garden to 20 different cities in Philadelphia for 20 weeks, bringing the whole community of Philly together for some good old springtime R&R. What better way to welcome the sunnier months?
Surrounded by Miami’s towering silver buildings, Ultra festival explodes onto the scene every year as the city’s most anticipated house and techno event. Featuring the world’s most esteemed DJ’s, you truly haven’t partied until you’ve partied with the people of Miami. Time to don your best glitter paint, this is a party from dusk till dawn.
As the building where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were both signed, you could say that this is the ‘official’ birthplace of the USA. This iconic building is now listed as a world heritage site, and merely standing in front of it will emulate the legacy of this epic country.
This is not your average Science Museum. In fact, chances are you’ll never visit a science museum quite like it. With an in-house planetarium, a ceiling that doubles up as an aquarium and pretty much every science-related exhibition you could think of, this is a science museum to rival the rest.