Whatever geographical region you want to explore in the United States, you’re going to find loads of great states to visit. But a lot of people seem to put a lot of focus on the Midwest or the West/East Coast. We’re going to take a look at the incredible and oft-ignored Northeast region!
New Jersey seems to be one of the “easy targets” when it comes to geographical comedy, but don’t let that fool you: Jersey City is a great city with so many fun things to do. A lot of people already know that it’s a good place for nightlife thanks to the televised misadventures of Jersey Shore (although, for some, it may have given the opposite impression!). But it’s also a great place for a family vacation, with absolutely loads of stuff for kids to do. Don’t dismiss Jersey City! The state capital, Newark, is also a great location for families and young solo adventure seekers alike.
When people think of the the state of Pennsylvania, the city they usually think of is Pittsburgh. (Even though the capital is Harrisburg!) A fantastic city though Pittsburgh may be, there are slightly less conventional and unique places to check out. There’s another Pennsylvanian city called Lancaster that is perfect for families, history lovers, and those eager to experience the lives of other cultures. Those who fall into the latter two categories should definitely consider the key Pennsylvania Dutch Country points of interest, located largely in Lancaster. There are few places in the United States that are quite like Lancaster. It’s also home to one of the largest malls in the region.
Some people only know this place as the setting of the television show Family Guy. Needless to say that Family Guy doesn’t quite paint an accurate picture of the state. You should check out some of the beautiful sites and sights that Rhode Island has to offer. Rhode Island is an incredible place is you want to take in some unique points in American history; there are loads of natural wonders here that have deep historical meaning, and there are many buildings here with historical significance which are now museums. If you’re looking for a U.S. vacation that is a bit more relaxing than the usual U.S. vacation!
Massachusetts has a wealth of things to do outside of its capital city, but Boston is a place you must see at some point in your life. Though many assume that it’s a fairly standard city, there’s simply no denying that it’s one of the most unique cities in the entire country, with a wealth of unconventional things to see and do. There are indie film festivals, winter sledding competitions, and, um, a keytar player who dresses as a bear and plays at various places across the city.
Oh yeah, this place! You’ve probably heard of it already, considering it’s home to, y’know, New York City. It’s mentioned all the time among important travel destinations like Paris and Tokyo. It’s been mentioned last because there’s no way New York City hasn’t been suggested to you at some point. You already know it’s worth visiting at least once in your lifetime!