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16 Best East Coast Historical Road Trip Destinations to Visit

They say the west coast is the best coast, but that’s simply not true, and you will see why with our list of the 16 best east coast historical road trip destinations to visit.

Growing up in North Carolina and now living in New York City, I am obviously a big fan of the east coast. Don’t get me wrong, the west coast is nice. However, I think the east coast has so much more to offer and so many places to see. This is especially true when it comes to history, as most of America’s oldest history has settings on the east coast. If you are looking to plan the ultimate east coast road trip (maybe you’ll start in Florida and go north until you can’t go north anymore) or looking for east coast trip ideas, we have you covered. From beach towns to quaint southern cities and the United States’ biggest metropolises, there really is something for everyone when it comes to east coast road trip destinations. Read about these historical places to visit on the east coast, we already covered, maybe some of the most important historical events that changed the world happened right there. It would be a pity not to visit them. However, if you are more in the mood for a romantic escape from the city, again, we can tell you where the best east cost weekend getaways for couples are. While I’ve seen just about everything south of Massachusetts, my bucket list includes a north east coast road trip to places like Maine and Rhode Island to visit their historical, small villages during the crisp, cool weather of fall.

16 Best East Coast Historical Road Trip Destinations to Visit

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If you are planning a trip across the Eastern Seaboard, then you are going to enjoy this article thoroughly. But before we begin, please bear in mind that there is a way more than just 16 best east coast historical road trip destinations to visit, so we are going to miss a bunch of them. However, the ones that we will cover in our article are a must-see for anyone planning an Atlantic coast road trip. To come up with this list, as usual, we sought help from various online sources like US News, Trip Advisor and Vacation Express, specifically to help you come up with an east coast road trip itinerary. For ranking the list, we kept things simple, and went for Google ratings for the places we picked, since Google reviews are pretty in depth and to the point. People who have been there are the best sources for collecting feedback. When hundreds and thousands of people say that a place is awesome, then we see no point in not agreeing.

From places to visit on the east coast in the summer, to the winter or whenever else, you’ll find somewhere you’ll want to see with our list of 16 best east coast historical road trip destinations to visit.