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Big Apple Capitol Connection

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This route offers heaps of East Coast experience along with a good dose of fun and games, from the eye-popping nightlife of New York City to sobering memorials steeped in early American colonial history all along the way. You will visit Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, as well as the cultural center of Baltimore on your way to DC, which is just 4-5 hours south of the Big Apple.

Note: From Washington DC, instead of going back to New York, you can alternatively head south towards the Carolinas and Florida for a taste of Southern hospitality along with iced tea and fried okra.

Highlights

Visit the center of the universe and say hello to New York City. Feel like a king. Stroll in gigantic Central Park, act like a kid at world-famous toy store FAO Schwarz, eat a Big Mac in Times Square, and pay your respects to the Statue of Liberty and the thousands of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island, creating a nation like no other. Let the juice from a Philly cheese steak drip off your chin in front of the Liberty Bell in Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia. Stroll the National Mall in Washington DC, pick your favorite monument and check out the protestors camped on the lawn. Dine at a historic restaurant in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, and then let loose and go wild in the fun-lover’s Mecca of Atlantic City. Come on, seven!

Suggeted Route

Starting Point: New York

Ending Point: New York

Time Frame: 7-10 days (including time in New York City)

Washington DC is only 4-5 hours south of New York City along I-95. The first stop is Philadelphia, just 1.5 hours into the trip. However, if you want to check out Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore (Wildwood and Cape May), take the Garden State Parkway from New York first and catch the Atlantic City Expressway into Philly. From there take I-95 south and stop in Baltimore before continuing on into Washington DC.

From Washington DC you can take I-95 south through Richmond, Virginia and continue on via I-95 through the Carolinas and Georgia all the way to Miami, Florida. Alternatively, take I-85 after Richmond through the Carolinas and Atlanta (Georgia) to Montgomery (Alabama) where you catch I-65 south to I-10 west into New Orleans.


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