A Summer Road Trip Along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard

Looking to hit the road this summer? There are few traditions more American than hitting the open road with nothing but a map and a full tank of gas. If you’re looking to explore the eastern seaboard of the United States this summer, we did the hard work and planned out your trip for you.

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Day 1: Boston, MA to New York, NY – 5 hour drive

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While there are faster routes, we suggest taking Interstate-95, which will take you through Providence, Rhode Island, and introduce you to the majesty that is the Atlantic Ocean. Rhode Island and Connecticut have no shortage of quaint towns, specializing in boutiques and seafood restaurants.

Where to stay: Radisson Martinique on Broadway


Day 2: New York, NY to Harrisburg, PA – 3 hour drive

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After spending a day (or more!) in New York City, you’ll be eager to hit the road again. This enjoyable 3-hour drive will drop you off in the charming city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We suggest spending an evening in Harrisburg, before taking a detour through Washington, DC.

Where to stay: Park Inn by Radisson Harrisburg West, PA


Day 3: Harrisburg, PA to Raleigh, NC – 6 hour drive

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With countless museums and historical sites, it can be tempting to spend an entire week in Washington, DC. Once you’re ready to hit the road, you’ll head south to Raleigh, North Carolina, the state capital. Raleigh has no shortage of sites of interest, including the the famous Pullen Park, and the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Where to stay: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Raleigh-Durham Airport, NC


Day 4: Raleigh, NC to Savannah, GA – 4.5 hour drive

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The 4.5-hour drive from Raleigh to Savannah is a leisurely drive, one which takes you through South Carolina. Upon arriving in Savannah, you’ll notice the ornate antebellum architecture, magnolia blossoms, cobblestoned roads, and well-manicured parks, such as Forsyth Park.

Where to stay: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Savannah Midtown, GA


Day 5: Savannah, GA to Daytona Beach, FL – 4 hour drive

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It’s the last day of your road trip, so you better make the most of it! You’ll continue south along Interstate-95 until you arrive in Daytona Beach, best known for the Daytona International Speedway, as well as the eponymous Daytona Beach.

Where to stay: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Port Orange-Daytona, FL

We hope you enjoy your summer road trip along the U.S. eastern seaboard! Be sure to check back in the future for new road trip ideas.


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