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East Coast USA

Iconic sights & history writ large

East Coast USA Tailor-made Holidays

Introduction

From sweeping coastlines and verdant national parks to the icons of New York to the historic charms of Philadelphia, discover why America's East Coast is one of the country's most vibrant and varied regions.

New York City

As arguably the world's most famous city, New York's skyline, theatres, restaurants and sights are recognised the world over. Just a short hop across the Atlantic from the UK, it's an obvious favourite for a long weekend away, with world-class shopping, entertainment and accommodation so readily available amid the bustle and excitement of Manhattan. But, the Big Apple is also the perfect launchpad for longer holidays in the wider region, with the myriad highlights of New York State on the doorstep and the sights of Pennsylvania easily accessible to car or train.

New York State

For those that follow the coast or the Hudson River north from New York, the rewards are plentiful. Indeed, a road trip through the wider New York State might take in everything from the sweeping sands of Long Island to the wineries of Finger Lakes, Buffalo's food and craft beer scene and even the raging torrents of Niagara Falls on the Canadian border. In summer, the Hudson Valley, with its grand mansions and 20th-century estates, has long been a favourite among New York's elite – a verdant retreat, away from the heat of the city. Likewise, the beaches of Long Island, particularly areas such as East Hampton, serve up sophistication and sunshine coupled with seemingly endless golden sands. If you're visiting in autumn, be sure to head further north to Finger Lakes to when the fall colours and the Finger Lakes grape harvest are are in full flow.

Pennsylvania

A journey through Pennsylvania is like a journey back in time. Head to Philadelphia to chart the history of America right back to its birth in a city where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the USA constitution formed. Be sure to visit its oldest symbol of inclusivity, the Liberty Bell, and don't forget to follow in the footsteps of Rocky Balboa with a sprint up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Arts – an iconic movie moment. In Pittsburg, be sure to take a ride on the city's 19th-century funicular, then get a ht of culture at the excellent Andy Warhol Museum. Then, away from the cities, the mountains of the Appalachian Trail offer world-class hiking while amid the small towns of Lancaster County there's the chance to glimpse into the culture of the Amish.

Capital Region

A tour of the Capital Region is the chance to Immerse yourself in a truly authentic American experience. Be sure to spend time in Washington, DC, with its iconic monuments and museums at the very heart of the US political establishment. Then, swap city fun for country living as you drive out to explore the beautiful beaches and majestic mountains of Maryland and Virginia, where history and natural beauty abound.

 

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Top itineraries in East Coast USA

New York State

East Coast USA Rail Journey

12-day tailor-made rail journey from £2,985 pp incl. flights

Let included Amtrak rail journeys and luxury hotels bring you to New York's headline-grabbing icons, Boston's harbour-side setting, history-rich Philadelphia and the world-leading museums of Washington, DC.

Niagara Falls, New York State

Highlights of New York State

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,005 pp incl. flights

Discover the gems of New York State, from the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls and Adirondack Mountains to the serene Finger Lakes. the balms of Saratoga Springs and, of course, New York City itself.

Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C

Washington, DC & Capital Region Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,115 pp incl. flights

Starting among the monuments of America's political heartland, this road trip will see you out to the nearby states of Maryland and Virginia, home to beautiful coastlines, endless forests and picturesque national parks.

Top places to stay in East Coast USA

Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

Contemporary hotel

Formerly the historic Stephen Girard Building, the 19th-century building that houses this excellent Hilton hotel enjoys a superb location in the heart of Philadelphia's Midtown Village.

Where to go in East Coast USA

Washington, DC

Capital Region

Immerse yourself in the authentic American experience by visiting the Capital Region. From the memorable monuments of Washington, DC to the beautiful beaches and majestic mountains of Maryland and Virginia, history and natural beauty abound.

Central Park, New York City

New York City

New York is city of superlatives. Most of the major sites are to be found with Manhattan, with glittering shops, museums and theatres in Midtown and along Central Park. The Statue of Liberty is an enduring symbol ...

New York State

New York State

When most people think of New York, it's the skyscrapers of Manhattan that immediately spring to mind, but the Empire State has so much more to offer than the exciting streets of its eponymous major city.

Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania, USA

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a mostly rural patchwork of dairy and produce farms, interspersed with forests, waterways and small towns - in all it's a region full of American history, beautiful scenery and varied recreation.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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