The northeastern part of the States is one of the most traveled areas of the country. The history, culture, scenery, and seasonality are enough to keep any tourist in awe. Additionally, this area of the country has some of the most renowned dining and entertainment venues in the world. Whether you’re planning a trip to New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, or another surrounding state, you will need to create an itinerary of your “must-do-see-try etc.” The list below are a few of our favorite states in the northeast and the top activities to consider on your trip there.
Plymouth is one of the most historic cities in the United States, and if you’re planning a trip here, I’d be remiss not to recommend visiting Plymouth Rock. If history is your idea of fun, you’ll also love the Pilgrim Hall Museum, Pilgrim Memorial State Park, and Plimoth Plantation, which all pay tribute the life of pilgrims in the early 1600s. Plymouth isn’t just a great city for its historical relevance; it is also a beautiful and romantic city that sits on Plymouth and Cape Code Bay. The best part is, Plymouth is an affordable city with budget-friendly hotels, dining, and entertainment options.
Are you looking for a fun city to visit for the summer? Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, should be on your shortlist. Annapolis sits on the Chesapeake Bay, which offer travelers an endless number of activities. From art shows and concerts to craft beer tastings and crab festivals, you’ll be able to find something to do around the marina. Annapolis is also home to the United States Naval Academy, which offers guests free guided tours of the grounds. Take some time to visit Annapolis in the summer and you’ll be glad you did.
Weehawken, New Jersey
Weekawken is a small township in New Jersey just across the Lincoln Tunnel from Midtown. Its close proximity to New York and New Jersey make it a popular and affordable place for visitors to stay that still gives flexibility to see the main attractions. In fact, if you are staying in Weehawken, you have to make your way through the Lincoln Tunnel into Midtown and Manhattan to see the staples like the Empire State Building, Times Square, and Washington Square Park.
Long Island City, New York
Another option for New York travelers is to find at a hotel in Long Island City. In addition to the tourist attractions in New York City, travelers staying in Long Island can find plenty of activities within the city limits. If you’re the athletic type, you’ll want to check out the City Ice Pavilion, which is the only rooftop ice rink in the city and is a great place to go ice skating while visiting. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to catch a free concert on the water at the Gantry Plaza State Park.
Warwick, Rhode Island
If you’re planning a vacation to Rhode Island, then the second-largest city, Warwick, should be the destination. This historical city was founded in 1642 and boasts some wonderful museums, landmarks, and reenactment villages. If you’re planning a trip to Warwick, you’ll need tofind a comfortable hotel to stay. I’d recommend the NYLO Providence/Warwick because of its wonderful location near great dining, shopping centers, and the Providence Convention Center.