After two years of living in the US, my wife and I finally found a long weekend when both of us can go on a trip. We're very interested in using this opportunity to spend as much time as possible outside of NY (or any big city, for that matter). Unfortunately, our knowledge of US geography is pretty limited, and we do not even have a starting point.
We plan to rent a car/van and leave New York on Thursday, 11/25, and return on Sunday, 11/28. Can anyone recommend any interesting roads or destinations we should aim for? During our stay, we've basically seen New York, Washington DC and Boston, and would like to have a taste of the less urban areas of the East Coast.