The East Coast of the United States is a popular tourist destination, but there is more than just the trips to New York City, Charlotte, and Washington, DC that you can book. Here are some hidden gems that may satisfy your traveling itch.
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The Outer Banks of North Carolina are a beautiful stretch of barrier islands over 200 miles long. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is the biggest accessible beach in the chain and home to the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. If you want to be pampered afterward, book a room at The Ballantyne Hotel. It has luxurious rooms, a spa, and championship PGA golf course.
St. Michaels, Maryland is a nice getaway if you’re also planning on visiting Washington, DC or Philadelphia. There are plenty of antique stores and a growing nightlife scene. Check the city’s website to learn about the activities that happen all year round. USA Today listed this harbor town as one of the Top 10 Best Small Coastal Towns. Take a visit and see why!
Located near the Hamptons, Shelter Island, NY is a great place to unwind and get away from the hubbub of life. More than a third of the island is protected by the Nature Conservancy, so you have plenty of beaches and hiking paths to explore and relax on. The Mashomack Preserve covers over 2000 acres and includes 22 miles of trails. Some favorite activities include boating, fishing, golfing, ice-boating and swimming, just to name a few.
The Maine Beaches region is home to over 30 miles of white sand beaches, dotted with picturesque lighthouses. You can choose from quiet hidden spots to busy beaches full of people, there’s a spot for you, no matter what you are looking for. There are seven communities in the Maine Beaches area: York, Ogunquit, Wells, Sanford & Springvale, Kennebunks (Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel), Biddeford, and Saco. There’s everything from quiet shopping to exciting water parks, so pick an activity to fit your speed.
Nantucket is adapted from the Algonquian word for “faraway island” and is located about 14 miles south of Cape Cod. The National Park Service listed Nantucket as a National Historic Landmark District back in 1966 for being an example of an early 19th Century New England seaport. Some favorite places to visit are the Maria Mitchell Aquarium and the Nantucket Whaling Museum.
You would be hard pressed to find a bad spot anywhere along the East Coast. Whether you are looking for quiet getaways, exciting cities, unique stores, educational museums or beautiful sites, you can find it here. Excursions Trailways will take you anywhere on the East Coast in one of our luxurious motorcoaches, operated by our safe and courteous drivers.
Contact us today to book a charter bus to the East Coast and learn why we have earned a reputation for customer service and safety. We look forward to working with you on your next bus trip.