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It’s been called Bosnywash - that great string of metropolitan areas in the north eastern United States, extending from Boston, Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., including New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Yet, for the modern traveller, this area could not be more visually diverse or rich in history and heritage.
Visitors to Washington D.C.’s iconic landmarks, memorials and famous museums will need more than a few days to do them all justice. While, history lurks around every corner in Philadelphia. This is the birthplace of the United States and the nation’s original capital.
The Big Apple is the perfect place for art lovers - try the MoMA or the Met, which is on a par with the great museums of Europe. Not forgetting the fabulous shopping and the latest Broadway productions. Meanwhile, Boston’s streets echo its revolutionary past. Look no further than Beacon Hill, where the original gas lamps and shop fronts have altered little since Paul Revere’s famous night ride.
Further north, in the small towns that dot the jagged eastern coast, life is still measured by the tides. Maine is six hours by road, but a hundred years away from New York City - its small clapboard houses buried in thick forests and harbours bristling with lobstermen and their crates full of cranky crustaceans. Maine’s crowning glory is spread over two islands and a peninsula. Arcadia National Park covers some 15,000 hectares of rugged beauty, from towering trees to rocky coasts. If natural beauty is your thing, then an autumnal drive through the small villages of New Hampshire and Vermont is a must, where the white spire churches and covered bridges contrast with the riotous red, gold, orange and brown palette of Fall.
Boston cuisine has a large emphasis on seafood and dairy items, Clam chowder, Mac and Cheese and fish & chips feature among popular dishes. Described as the food capital of the world New York is known for its variety of ethnic cuisines and great restaurants rich in counter culture. Not forgetting New York-style pizza, hot dogs and cheesecake. The city is also home to many of the finest and most diverse haute cuisine restaurants in the United States.
Top 5 Things To Do In Eastern USA
1. Try the famous local hot New England clam chowder served in a soft bread basket.
2. If fresh lobsters and clams steamed in a pile of rocks and seaweed, dipped in melted butter, and served with hot corn on the cob sounds good, get yourself to a Maine lobster bake.
3. Eat like a local in Philadelphia and dive into a delicious Philly cheesesteak sandwich.
4. Satisfy your sweet tooth in Boston. Try a slice of Boston cream pie made with sponge cake, custard and chocolate ganache.
5. New York’s rooftop bars, hidden speakeasies and elegant hotel foyers are great places for cocktails! Cosmopolitan anyone?
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