East Coast USA

Brooklyn Bridge and Manhatten skyline, New York
Brooklyn Bridge, New York

The best places to visit on the East Coast

Jam-packed with lively cities, peaceful beaches and leafy seaside towns, the 2,000 miles of shoreline that make up the USA’s East Coast are home to some of the USA’s most-loved sights. To help you see the best of the region, we’ve listed our favourite spots to visit below.

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New York

New York

The city that never sleeps

New York needs no introduction. One of the planet’s most visited cities, its skyscraper-lined streets are stuffed full of must-see sights. Whether you’re soaking up the vibrant atmosphere from street level, taking a relaxing stroll through the trees and lakes of Central Park or watching the skyline glitter from atop the Empire State Building, there’s something magical about the Big Apple.

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Florida

Florida

Miami and theme parks

Florida’s sizzling coastline and tropical climate make it a popular beach destination, with Miami’s palm-lined streets and art deco architecture the Sunshine State’s number one draw. With a week or two, you can explore the theme parks of Orlando including Walt Disney World and Universal, search for crocodiles in the Everglades National Park and spot bottlenose dolphins around the laid-back islands of the Florida Keys.

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Miami

Miami

The magic city
Miami sizzles with a rhythmic vibe and flashy glamour. Join the rollerbladers, surfers and waveside party people down on South Beach or admire the Art Deco architecture around the city itself. Spend the long summer evenings sipping cocktails under a palm tree or soak up the lively Cuban vibes of Little Havana, tasting your way around Latin-infused dishes.
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Florida Keys

Florida Keys

Island paradise
Known for their unique blend of African culture and laid-back lifestyle, the 1,700 islands of the Florida Keys make a fabulous beach holiday destination. It’s not all sun sea and sand though; you can visit the former home of Ernest Hemingway, who came here to write in the 1930s, or cycle through Key West’s Old Town to discover its historic architecture.
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Everglades

Everglades

Wildlife haven
The only place in the world where crocodiles and alligators live side by side, the Everglades National Park is a steamy jungle of swamps and mangroves best explored by boat. To view the wildlife, grab your binoculars and head for the Anhinga Trail, a varied walk that also attracts birdlife. Fishing and aerial flights are also possible in this World Heritage site.
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Orlando

Orlando

Family fun
Home to no less than 17 amusement parks, Orlando is a fun-filled delight particularly popular with families. It’s not just the mice and princesses of Walt Disney World and the movie-themed rides of Universal Studios that delight – the thrill-inducing slides and whirlpools at the waterparks make this a magical destination for the young and the young at heart.
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New England

New England

Beautiful autumn colours
Although particularly picturesque when the reds and golds of autumn are on display, the wild mountains and leafy towns of New England are glorious at any time of year. To see it all, start in chilled-out Boston and explore the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, then head north to Maine’s peaceful Bar Harbor. When returning south, keep an eye out for the seaside mansions of Rhode Island and relax on the sandy beaches of Cape Cod.
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The Carolinas

The Carolinas

Historical cities
Experience the warm southern charm of North and South Carolina, home to the serene peaks of the Smoky Mountains and the 470-mile Blue Ridge Parkway scenic drive. With a week or so you’ll have plenty of time to explore the countryside and follow the Civil War trails, with a stop at Charleston’s antebellum mansions and magnolia plantations and some down time on Hilton Head Island’s beaches thrown in too.

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Round the World Expert Lucy Vernon

Most people just think of New York on the East Coast but I recommend Virginia for its colonial towns soaked in history as well as the beautiful Atlantic coastline.

- Lucy Vernon, Expert
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