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The North-East Coast

The North East Coast of the USA offers a wide range of experiences beyond the limits of its’ bustling cities and exploring all it has to over would make for a great two week holiday in itself, perhaps via train.  Alternatively take to the skies for an action-packed long weekend with a difference, it might be a whirlwind, but it will certainly be unforgettable!

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Experiences in The North-East Coast

Boston was founded in 1630 by colonists from Plymouth, and has been the location of several renowned events from the American Revolution including the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party. In the present day the old world charm lies side by side with gleaming skyscrapers, hip museums and top-class restaurants. As well as large open spaces, the City has the Charles River at its heart and an attractive and vibrant Harbour. ‘Must do’s in Boston include walking the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail that links 16 iconic sites as well as enjoying some excellent shopping at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, alive with busy boutiques.

Cape Cod, is located approximately 90 minutes from Boston on the southernmost tip of Massachusetts and stretches 100 miles out in to the Atlantic Ocean. The nearby islands which include Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are also easily accessible by boat on a day trip. This has long been the Summer playground of ‘well to do’ locals, providing a destination where they can relax and unwind away from the restrictions of City life. Whilst the Atlantic-facing coast of the Peninsula is backed by giant dunes, on the bay side pine woods and tidal beaches mingle provide the setting for clapboard houses and quaint cottages.

As a centre of global power with the monumental buildings and wide avenues to match, Washington DC is an intoxicating mix served up under blue skies with a twist of Southern charm.  The National Mall, a two mile green strip stretching from the US Capitol to the iconic Lincoln Memorial, hosts many of the nation’s finest museums belonging to the Smithsonian Institution and are free to enter. It is also home to some of America’s most important monuments and memorials, all awe-inspiring and moving in equal measure, including the World War II Memorial overlooking the famous Reflecting Pool. The White House, closed to the public, is clearly visible from the Washington Monument although the famous view is from Lafayette Square. If you want a fix of Washington political scene, you can also visit the Capitol – home to the House of Representatives and the Senate. The National Zoo is also of the Smithsonian’s extensive collection whilst charming Georgetown is a located along the Potomac River waterfront.

Last but never least, New York! Whether your passion is culture and heritage, food and wine, art or shopping, this bustling City offers it in abundance. Often referred to as an ‘island off the coast of Europe’ there is a lot of truth in this witticism and you may well find yourself feeling at home after a few days of exploration! Manhattan Island features the open spaces of Central Park to the North below which is Midtown, Downtown and then Lower Manhattan where you can find the Statue of Liberty offshore. Top attractions in addition to Central Park and the Statue include the Empire State Building with Observation Deck, Fifth Avenue boasting glamorous shops and landmark buildings, Times Square with its ever-changing Neon signs and the world’s largest Chinatown alongside an incredible array of Museums such as The Metropolitan, Guggenheim and Cooper-Hewitt.


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