East Coast – New York
New York City
Booming with diversity, culture, history and innovation, NYC radiates an energy that is best discovered by visiting and enjoying in person. From a robust culinary scene to larger-than-life attractions, there’s plenty to explore. See the city from high atop the Empire State Building, “Top of the Rock” in Rockefeller Center or One World Observatory. Art lovers will want to explore world-class museums like The Metropolitan Museum of Art on the northeastern edge of Central Park and the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan. Shop along 5th Avenue or catch one of the many Broadway musicals in town.
The Northeast is the cultural center of the entire country, which is reflected in the many renowned museums, memorials, historical parks, and art galleries, opera houses, music and architecture. Shopping enthusiasts will find plenty to do in the cities such as New York and Philadelphia.
New England, comprising the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island is known for its rich historical Colonial past, rugged Atlantic coastline, light houses, changing autumn foliage and forested mountains.
Each New England state has its own distinct character and offers a variety of things to see and do, from beautiful beaches, world-class ski slopes, state parks and national forests, excellent art galleries and museums, and other cultural attractions.
Acadia National Park in Maine is a vast recreation area consisting of 47,000 acres of rocky beaches, dense woodlands, hiking trails and the highest point on the East Coast of the United States, Cadillac Mountain.
Boston, Massachusetts, the region’s hub, pre-dates the American Revolution, as far back as 1630, and its Freedom Trail passes the site of many important events in the times leading up to America’s independence. Explore the walkable city with a stunning skyline and lots of great architecture blending the old and the new.
The Southeast is a lively region, known for the southern charm of its citizens, the history of the American Civil War, and delicious food that includes fried chicken, cornbread, Gumbo, Peach Pie, and Southern Fried Green Tomatoes. A great region for year-round travel from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina to the distinctive culture of horses and bourbon in Kentucky and some of the oldest cities in the country, like Charleston in South Carolina, founded in 1670.
The eastern Canadian provinces of Ontario, Québec and Nova Scotia combine exciting nature experiences in the provincial and national parks with the advantages of urban life in the metropolitan areas around Toronto, Ottawa, Québec City, Montreal, and Halifax.
Niagara Falls is a top attraction in Ontario while French speaking Montreal’s cobblestone filled Old Town is home to historical sites dating back to the 17th century that showcase the city’s indigenous and colonial past.
Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the most intact fortified town north of Mexico, bounded by fortifications dating to the 17th century, retaining its colonial architecture for over 400 years. It is the historic and cultural heart of Québec City, and the birthplace of French North America.