If you want to see where it all started, where all the events that made USA a great nation took place, the great East Coast will show you. With its history-packed places, centers of power and the most vibrant cities, surrounded by diverse natural scenery, the states that gravitate around Washington DC are the ideal place to get to know America. This is a very eclectic region, where the Amish, African and Latin American immigrants, Islamic schools and hillbillies live together amongst rich businessmen, politicians and students of prestigious universities, creating a mix full of contradictions.
Which states does it include?
When to go?
Big cities like Washington, New York and Philadelphia combine with landscapes of unparalleled beauty and diversity. From the Adirondack and Shenandoah mountains to the plains covered in bluegrass, from the Eastern Shore to the vineyards of the Brandywine Valley and from the Ditch Country to the Appalachian Trail, the states of the East offer much more than you could imagine. You will see cherry blossoms in the capital, moonbows in Kentucky, flying cows in Delaware and, if you manage to find it, the Devil of New Jersey. You can defy gravity in West Virginia, get soaked under the Niagara Falls, learn all there is about the Constitution in Pennsylvania and do many, many other things.