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  1. Default East coast vacation

    Hello from N. Ireland. We are regularly take road trips is USA. This year we are considering something slightly different.
    1. Arrive in New York 9th July - stay Midtown 6 nights
    2. Hire car at JFK and travel to PHil. stay 2 nights
    3. From Phil. move to Baltimore - stay 1 night
    4. From Baltimore to Washington - stay 2 nights

    Now comes the problem. 7 more nights available.

    We would like to go either

    (a) across to the Blue Ridge mountain range and travel along the scenic roads going north , eventually looping back across towards Amish Country and end up on final day at JFK for evening flight back to Ireland.

    (b) further south and towards the coast and then return to N.Y, via coastal route.

    Any advice and guidance to make best use of time and best routes woudl be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2

    Default Hi

    Hoping you can give me some advice as you appear to be a seasoned traveller! We are going over in July to do a similar route. We are hoping to go from Boston down to Florida. Mainly picked that route as we have family to visit in Boston then along the way.
    This is our first road trip and we would welcome any suggestions and advice you can offer.
    Thanks in advance

  3. Default East Coast Vacation

    Chris - email and I will help as best I can

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default That Depends on What You Want

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America forum.

    Mid-July is getting to be peak beach season in the US, so if you're looking for warmth, swimming and some nightlife, that would be the way to go. Just for some notion - Washington, DC residents generally tend to vacation on the Delaware beaches, Rehoboth in particular, and the population of that state nearly doubles on summer weekends. Nevertheless there are still stretches of undeveloped shoreline and quieter resorts such as Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island. The New Jersey shore is typically much more developed and includes the gambling mecca of Atlantic City.

    On the other hand, if you head west from Washington, you will very soon be in the Blue Ridge mountains, where there are many small to medium sized towns, hiking trails, caves and the like. You can then, as you indicated, travel back up through Amish Country. Also on that general route back to New York are some of our historic battlefields and/or some wonderful recreational areas.

    Last edited by AZBuck; 02-19-2007 at 04:32 PM.

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