From New York to Columbia to Florida, the East Coast is lined with varied and exciting places to visit, making a road trip one of the best ways to do this. Whether you have one week or three weeks to spare, take a look at OROGOLD’s East Coast road trip itinerary for inspiration when it comes to planning your own.
Starting Point: Boston
With so much history and charm, Boston is a great place to begin your East Coast road trip. OROGOLD recommends allowing for at least a day to explore the city, from visiting some of its world-class restaurants to taking a walk along the Freedom Trail.
New York via Cape Cod
This 65-mile long peninsula is the perfect route to incorporate into your road trip, as you will pass by quaint historic towns, incredible seafood restaurants, and dramatic scenery, such as the wild sand dunes. If you want to stop off for the night along the way, OROGOLD recommends the town of Essex, whose origins date back to 1635, and where you will also find one of America’s oldest inns. Once you reach New York, it is again up to you how long you choose to stay for, although OROGOLD would suggest that at least two days will be necessary in order to see some of the city’s most famous sights.
New York to Philadelphia
While New York may often overshadow Philadelphia, the city is still well worth visiting, and has plenty to offer. From shopping to visiting some of its many museums, the city is a great place to spend the night.
Philadelphia to Washington
No East Coast road trip would be quite complete without a visit to the most powerful city in the world – Washington. While you may not want to spend as much time here as you did in New York, the Federal District, and all of its huge museums, each of which are free to enter, are definitely worth taking the time to visit.
The Colonial Parkway
This 23-mile long scenic parkway links together some of the most historic parts of America – Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. OROGOLD would recommend visiting Williamsburg, where you can learn about the lives of the English settlers that arrived here in the 17th Century.
The Barrier Islands
As you travel down towards North Carolina, you will come across the longest stretch of barrier islands in the world. Those of you who are keen surfers will definitely want to stop off here, as will beach and nature lovers.
On the drive to Florida, you will pass by quite a few other points of interest, from the Colonial city of Charleston to the sunny streets of Savannah. Once you reach Florida, in addition to visiting some of the great beaches, OROGOLD recommends a visit to the Kennedy Space Center, which documents the past 60 years of space exploration.
Florida to Miami
Miami is the last stop on your East Coast road trip, and with its glitzy hotels and classy restaurants, is a great place to celebrate all of the amazing places that you have seen.
The great thing about a road trip is that you can customize the length of your trip depending on how much time you have, and pick your stops depending on your own personal interests. While there may be many other great destinations along the way on your East Coast road trip, this itinerary is one of OROGOLD’s favorite routes to take, and we hope that you will enjoy it too!