The beautiful thing about the United States is how diverse our country is. You can drive a few hours and see a completely different geographical area and the Northeast is a prime example. This part of the country has tons of attractions to offer for those that love history to those who love the outdoors to those who seek the city. Here are some of the top tourist attractions in the Northeast you need to stop on your next road trip!
The Freedom Trail. (Boston, Massachusetts) If you are a history buff at all, this stop is a must. Everything from the Old State House to Paul Revere’s House should be on your list. Take a guided tour and step back in time.
If you get the chance to, go whale watching while you are in Boston. The best time for this is April through October.
Hersey Park. (Hershey, Pennsylvania) One of the best amusement parks not only in the Northeast but in the United States. Really, chocolate and roller coasters, what more do you need?
Mark Twain’s House and Museum. (Hartford, Connecticut) Mark Twain was an iconic American writer and you get a glance into his life.
Fort Delaware State Park. (Delaware City, Delaware) Built in 1859 this fort is accessed by taking a ferry to Pea Patch Island.
Gettysburg National Military Park. (Adams County, Pennsylvania) As we mentioned, this part of our country is filled with history, including the historic battlefield of Gettysburg.
Eastern State Penitentiary. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) This place is one of the creepiest places to visit with its tours of the prison and famous cells like Al Capone’s. If going during Halloween they offer a haunted house, enter if you dare!
Thomas Edison National Historical Park. (West Orange, New Jersey) Here you can learn about the man and his inventions that changed America.
Independence Hall. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) See where our country was built with both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written. Make sure to see the Liberty Bell that used to hang in the steeple of Independence Hall, as it now sits in its own center in Independence National Historic Park.
Flume Gorge. (Franconia, New Hampshire) This stop is for the nature lovers as it is amazing views of forest and waterfalls by an aerial tramway.
Cadillac Mountain. (Acadia National Park, New England) The highest point in the northeastern region so it provides one of the best sunrises you might ever see.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. (Boston, Massachusetts) Who doesn’t want to see a live reenactment of the Boston Tea Party?
Block Island. (New Shoreham, Rhode Island) Go to this small island to see the famous 1800s Block Island North Lighthouse and the beautiful Mohegan Bluffs.
New York City has so much to do in itself so here is a SHORT list of places to see:
- National 9/11 Memorial
- Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty
- American Museum of Natural History
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET)
- Top of the Rock Observation Deck
- Empire State Building
Although that seems like a long list of places to stop, there are tons that we didn’t include because that’s just how many great places are in the Northeast! Now it’s time to take a road trip, but make sure your RV’s tires are ready to go.