The Liberty Bell, The Old North Church, Faneuil Hall, Monticello, and Mount Vernon: all historical landmarks and all located in Eastern States. And the East is not only known for the history it is steeped in, but also the delicious food it provides. Boston cream pie, Philly cheese steak, and New York-style pizza can all be found on the Atlantic side of the US. Feed your craving for history and American fare with a trip to one of these Eastern destinations.
No road trip article is complete without an amusement park. But for a break from the average, try Hershey park. Not only does it offer a first class amusement park, but also the Hershey chocolate factory, a spa and plenty of shopping. Plus, it is only about an hour from historic Gettysburg, and 30 minutes from Lancaster, PA: home of the oldest Amish settlement in the US. So you can learn about our nation’s history and enjoy its present all in one spot.
South of the Border
Not your average rest stop, this destination is located just south of the North Carolina/South Carolina border. The advertisements start 175 miles away, so if you’re headed south, this is a hard place to miss. Made up of the expected restaurants and gas station, this stop also boasts the unexpected: interesting shopping, a mini-amusement park and fireworks. It may be kind of a tourist trap, but it is a great photo op on your way down to South Carolina, Georgia or Florida.
Tybee Island, GA
This gorgeous beach haven is just off the coast of Savannah, GA. For those collegiettes™ who just want to relax seaside, this is the destination for you. Stop in Savannah to visit the home of Juliette Gordon Lowe, founder of the Girl Scouts. And don’t miss a meal at Mrs. Wilke’s Dining room, a friendly, family-style restaurant with the best fried chicken, cornbread and collard greens you’ll ever have. Then head over to Tybee and lay out on the beach, take a surfing lesson or rent a kayak and go exploring.