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East Coast USA Holidays


Whether you are looking for a weekend break, a spectacular fly drive, city sights, mountain trails or sandy beaches, the Eastern USA really does offer something for everyone.

Enjoy historic cities packed with fabulous museums, galleries and some of the world’s best shopping. Can't decide which city to pick? The Eastern Seaboard is well connected by rail, so why not jump on board the Acela Express and take the train between Boson, NYC, Philadelphia and Washington!

Take to the open road to discover beautiful coastlines punctuated by rocky coves and long sandy beaches. Or head inland for forest landscapes dotted with tranquil lakes and mountain trails with stunning vistas.
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OUR HOLIDAYS TO EASTERN USA

Here's a selection of our most popular holidays in the Eastern USA.
If you'd like to see how you could fit this region into a wider exploration of the country - take a look at our USA Holidays page.

Best of New England
Fly Drive Holiday
15 days / 14 nights

New England is a magical region of towering mountains, quaint historic villages and romantic rugged coastlines.
Best of Eastern USA by Rail
Rail
13 days / 12 nights

Ride Amtrak’s Acela Express between the iconic cities of Washington, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Take a photo at the White House, visit the Statue of Liberty and explore Boston’s Faneuil Hall on this holiday of highlights.
Capital Region & The Blue Ridge Mountains
Fly Drive Holiday
12 days / 11 nights

Explore the mountains of Virginia, beautiful bays in Maryland and iconic buildings in Washington DC on this journey through the Capital Region.
Maritime New England & New York
Fly Drive Holiday
14 days / 13 nights

Combine the excitement of New York and Boston with maritime towns and the beautiful beaches of quaint Cape Cod and the exclusive Hamptons.
Empire State & Niagara Wanderer
Fly Drive Holiday
14 days / 13 nights

Combine the skyscrapers of the Big Apple with the stunning lakes and mountains of New York State before crossing into Canada to see thundering Niagara Falls and Toronto.
Eastern Discovery
Guided Group Journey
11 days / 10 nights

Discover Eastern USA and Canada’s most exciting cities. From New York to Niagara Falls to Quebec City – enjoy your Eastern Discovery.
Classic New England & The Adirondacks - Motorhome Holiday
Motorhome
11 days / 10 nights

Cruise America and Cruise Canada operate the largest fleet of motorhomes in North America. Each vehicle is fully equipped and designed to provide the optimum in comfort and practicality. Travelling by motorhome is the perfect choice if you want to explore at your own pace, staying overnight at sites where the nearest hotel is literally miles away. A motorhome is also very good value for money, particularly for families or a group of friends!
Classic Transatlantic & New York City

10 nights

WHERE TO GO IN EASTERN USA

East Coast USA Holiday highlights map
New York
New York, the most famous city in the world, is an exciting mix of world famous sightseeing, trendy neighbourhoods, superb museums and shopping and a buzzing atmosphere that's like nowhere else on earth.
Chicago & the Great Lakes
Cosmopolitan Chicago is blessed with a beautiful lake side setting, incredible skyscrapers and wonderful parks. Enjoy myriad attractions from renowned museums, architecture tours, live sports and blues clubs. Go beyond Chicago and explore the charming towns and picturesque shoreline of the mighty Great Lakes.
Washington DC & The Capital Region
Washington DC, the nation’s capital is home to magnificent architecture, monuments and memorials. In DC's neighbouring states you'll find the mighty mountains of Shenandoah, Virginia's colonial and civil war history and Maryland's delightful coastal towns.
Boston
Historic and handsome, Boston is a fascinating city to explore on foot. Walk the Freedom Trail in the footsteps of revolutionaries.
New England
New England offers stunning fall foliage, towering mountains, white-steepled churches and miles of dramatic coastline.
Cape Cod
Cape Cod is just 2 hours drive from Boston and boasts beautiful beaches, quaint villages and seaside towns. A short ferry ride takes you to idyllic Martha's Vineyard.
Philadelphia & Pennsylvania
Philadelphia is a vibrant city full of history and is home to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Explore the delightful Old City and soak up views of the skyline on a river cruise. Discover Pennsylvania's picturesque countryside, Amish communities and the Civil War battlefields at Gettysburg.

OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN EASTERN USA

Mandarin Oriental New York
5 plus star

New York

Soaring high above the city, this sophisticated hotel sits on top of the Time Warner Center and boasts phenomenal views across Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. Take a dip in the pool on the 36th floor, overlooking the Hudson River, before unwinding in the luxurious and serene spa. Enjoy refined and inventive American cuisine at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Asiate. Along with its dazzling vistas the restaurant also showcases a huge wall of wine featuring over 1,300 bottles. In the evening sip cocktails at The Office NYC, an intimate speakeasy style bar or at The Aviary NYC – this glamorous lounge enjoys panoramic views over Central Park. This striking property brings Asian influenced tranquillity and superb service levels to the heart of Manhattan.
Empire Hotel
3 plus star

New York

Combining chic design with comfort and a laidback feel, this great value hotel is just steps away from Central Park.
The Godfrey Hotel Boston
4 plus star

Boston

Offering a chic ambience, this stylish hotel blends contemporary design with attentive staff and high levels of service. Set in the heart of Downtown in the vibrant theatre district, it’s an ideal location for exploring historic Boston.
Kimpton Hotel Palomar DC
4 plus star

Washington DC

This stylish, modern hotel offers a designer atmosphere combined with friendly, unfussy service. Relax by the outdoor pool then enjoy a glass of wine at the nightly social hour or a cocktail in the hip bar.
Raffaello Chicago
4 star

Chicago

Boasting an enviable location just steps away from the Magnificent Mile, this hotel has an elegant yet contemporary ambience. Head up to the rooftop for a drink at the speakeasy style bar and during the warmer months soak up the city views from its garden terrace.
Kelley House
3 star

Cape Cod

This delightful inn has been hosting guests since 1742. Its charming wooden exterior and convenient location in the heart of quaint Edgartown, steps away from the waterfront, has ensured it remains a popular choice.

THINGS TO DO IN EASTERN USA

Freestyle New York 3 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with 5 Attractions
Attraction Ticket
  • 3 day hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Stops at over 50 key Manhattan locations
  • Entry to 5 of the city’s most popular attractions

  • Broadway Show Tickets
    Show Tickets
  • Numerous famous shows available
  • A New York must-do
  • Pre-book to guarantee the best seats

  • Inside Chicago Grand Tour
    Approx 4 hours
  • See Chicago’s famous landmarks
  • Spectacular views of the city skyline

  • Washington DC Unveiled
    Approx 2 hours
  • Unique way to see the city sights
  • Great views of Washington, DC’s key attractions
  • Local guide

  • Boston Whale Watch Cruise
    Approx 3.5 hours
  • Fantastic whale watching opportunities
  • Onboard expert

  • The Big Apple by Helicopter
    Approx 15mins
  • Spectacular views
  • City landmarks
  • 15 minute flight

  • When is the best time to visit East Coast USA?

    East Coast USA Climate Guide
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    Eastern USA Fast Facts

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    Flight Time to Eastern USA

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