Originally published on Nov. 30, 2017 https://shsoracle.blogspot.com/2017/11/exciting-road-trips-for-long-weekend.html
The holiday season has officially begun, and everyone’s buzzing about their thrilling vacations and flashy planned adventures. Sound familiar if you can’t even remember the last time you stepped foot out of New Jersey? Not to worry! Take your own mini-vacation and flaunt those ‘gram-worthy pics to your friends with no shame!
Here are four of the biggest cities on the East Coast only a few hours away by road. So hop in a car with your family and enjoy your time off like a pro!
New York, New York
It’s not so easy to forget that you live so close to the cultural capital of the world. NYC has something for everyone! Artist? Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, parading the world’s greatest masterpieces for your own enjoyment. Nature enthusiast? Take a stroll through Central Park, and if you’re just there for the sights, the Big Apple is nothing short of tourism. Foodie? The possibilities are endless! Take the Staten Island Ferry for a view of the Statue of Liberty, or pose with the many famous buildings scattered in the metropolis. We promise, you won’t be bored!
We learn about the significance of Boston in U.S. History, but could you ever have imagined the home of the Sons of Liberty to be one of the most happening cities in New England? Besides the many historical landmarks sprinkled through Boston, check out all the more-modern attractions (via the duck tour!). Whether it’s Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox, or the Skywalk Observatory in Prudential Tower, there’s loads to do in this millennial city.
Another historic capital of America and the hometown of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, Philadelphia is a haven for history geeks everywhere. With museums, meeting houses, and more, every corner of the street has something new to learn. Not a fan? Don’t worry! Philly’s downtown has much to offer, including those world-famous cheesesteaks.
The symbol of democracy and freedom, Washington D.C. is the place to go to feel some pride for your country. Museums, monuments, and memorials galore, D.C. is representative of every era in American history, from independence to modern day. Not only is it a groundbreaking historical city, but also a place to discover the inner workings of our government. Take a tour of the Capitol Building or visit the White House for a sneak peak into our country’s legislative and judicial branch. Even just a day in Washington could turn you into a patriotic pro like no other.