My wife and I are flying from LA to New York City in May to spend 6/7 days on the east coast before flying from Boston to London. We would like to spend a couple of days in NYC and then get a car to road trip for 4/5 days. The original plan was to drive up the coast to Maine and then head back south to Boston for a couple of days. But I'm wondering if we should detour to Niagara Falls while we're out there...
We like to see new states, cities, and places. We tend to do the "touristy thing" when we travel to make the most of it and support local tour operators. I have visited NYC twice and Boston once (over 10 years ago). My wife has never been to the north east at all.
We'd like to maximize our time out there and see as much as we can. But we'll be traveling around England for a week and a half following the road trip and don't want to be burned out before we get there.
Please suggest routes, places, and stops. Any and all advice is welcome.