East Coast Road Trip: 25+ Stops You Don’t Want To Miss!

We spent about 4 weeks doing an East Coast Road Trip in the fall and it was magical! Below we share the destinations we stopped at, what we did and how much time we spent. It was a whirlwind trip but so much fun!!

Emily's Covered Bridge

We also included some southern states and stops in case you want your road trip itinerary to take you all the way from Maine down to the Florida Keys.

Table of Contents

Map Of East Coast Road Trip

The first map shows the first half of the trip.

1st Half map of East Coast Road Trip

This map shows the 2nd half of the trip.

2nd Half map of east coast road trip

Vermont – 2 Nights

Stowe Vermont Road Trip East Coast Road Trip

Vermont is known for its green mountains, maple syrup, cider, wineries, breweries and gorgeous covered bridges. We tried to cover all of that when we visited!!

Ben and Jerry’s ice cream was also started here – we ran out of time and weren’t able to visit. But this is something else you may want to add to your list.

Burlington, Vermont

Things To Do In Burlington Vermont
Church Street in Burlington

This fun college town has the famous Church Street – the street has a church on each end of it. It is exactly what you think a New England town would look like! It also has cool shops, yummy chocolates and a distillery tasting room. Plus a variety of unique shops and high end clothes stores.

Outside of the down is the waterfront with the Maple Creemees stand – you can’t leave without getting one! Plus foam brewers. We love stoping at local breweries.

You can also make a stop at Shelbourne Farm for cheese, syrup and walking trails.

Here is a high-level look of things to do in Burlington Vermont:

Shelbourne Farm 

  • Walk trails
  • Cheese making at 11am
  • Get lunch food
  • Get syrup

Walk on Church Street 

  • Find the Global Pathways Jewelry Store and The Crystal Cottage of Vermont
  • Find street art 
  • Lake Champlian Chocolates
  • Smugglers Notch distillery

Waterfront around sunset 

  • Foam Brewers 
  • Creemees Ice Cream (Maple Creemees)
  • Citizen Cider – Have Poultine for dinner here

More Fun Activities in Burlington

Burlington Scavenger Hunt check out all of Burlington’s landmarks and hidden gems as you answer trivia questions.

Sip for Burlington Brewery Tour Check out Burlington’s world-class brewery scene on this guided tour

For all the details on Burlington, VT check out our post: 15 Fun Things to do in Burlington, VT

Stowe, Vermont

Emily's Covered Bridge on your east coast road trip
Emily’s Covered Bridge

This gorgeous town located at the foot of the highest peek in Vermont: Mount Mansfield is a must do while in Vermont. There are gorgeous hiking trails, picturesque bridges and beautiful scenic drives – especially in fall when the leaves are changing.

You won’t want to miss a stop at Cold Hollow Cider Place for hot cider and cider donuts. Be sure to head over the brewery for some cider beer!

If you like local breweries the Alchemist Stowe is known to have some of the best beers in the whole US. You will also find the Von Trapp place in Stowe. It is busy so if you are interested in visiting be sure to book a reservation ahead of time.

Here is a high-level look of things to do in Stowe, Vermont:

For more on Stowe, Vermont check out our post: 20 Fun Things To Do in Stowe, Vermont

Where to Stay

We visited the east coast in our RV and choose to stay at a campground where we could visit Stowe and Burlington. There are also a lot of great hotels and vacation rentals in the area.

Campground

Apple Island RV Park Where we stayed

Hotels

Sterling Ridge Resort is in between Burlington and Stowe and would make a good base.

Green Mountain Inn is right in Stowe and would be a great place to stay to explore Stowe.

Courtyard Burlington Harbor is right in Burlington and would be perfect for exploring Burlington.

Vacation Rentals

Close to Stowe and the Mountain

Lake View Close to Burlington

If you are looking for more things to do in Vermont check out our post: 45 Places to Stop on Your Ultimate Vermont Road Trip and 31+ Fun Things To Do In Vermont [2 Day Itinerary included]

New Hampshire – 2 Nights

White Mountain National Forest, East Coast Road Trip
White Mountain National Forest

New Hampshire and Vermont share a lot of similarities on what they are known for. Beautiful landscape, maple syrup, scenic drives, covered bridges.

Lincoln, New Hampshire

Things To Do In Lincoln New Hampshire on an east coast road trip. Picture of Flume Gorge Hike.
Flume Gorge Hike

When we visited New Hampshire we knew we wanted to do a tram or cog train ride. We opted for the tram as it would take us to the top of Cannon Mountain and one of our kids is named Cannon – it was an easy choice.

I also wanted to do the gorgeous Flume Gorge hike and it did not disappoint. Since we were there in fall we wanted to be sure to do the Kancamagus highway drive to see the changing leaves.

High-Level overview of what we did in New Hampshire:

Where To Stay

Campground

This is where we stayed: Fransted Family Campground & RV Park

Hotels

Riverwalk Resort at Loon Mountain A restaurant on site, outside swimming pool, a hot tub and gorgeous scenery!

InnSeasons Resort Pollard Brook In the White Mountain National Forest but a 5 minute drive to downtown Lincoln! It has an indoor and outdoor pool too.

Vacation Rentals

Luxury Loon Mountain Home

For more on New Hampshire check out our post: 14 Best Things To Do In Lincoln New Hampshire

Maine – 3 Nights

Cannon driving a Lobster Boat on the waters around Acadia National Park
Cannon driving a Lobster Boat on the waters around Acadia National Park

Maine is known for its rugged coast, pristine forests, lobster, outdoor recreation and Acadia National park. For our stop in Maine we just did Acadia National Park but we would love to go back to explore more of Maine. You also don’t want to miss the lobster rolls!

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park, shows a man on an overlook point, East Coast Road Trip
Picture on the Beehive Hike In Acadia National Park

Whenever we visit a National Park we like to visit the whole park. Those off the beaten path places that most people don’t go to – along with all of the must see stops.

This meant there were 3 areas of Acadia we would visit – the 4th would have been taking a boat to one of the islands but we opted not to do that this time around. But will the next time we go!

The 3 areas we visited were the Schoodic Peninsula, the Main Loop and the Quiet Side. We also spent time in Bar Harbor eating and exploring the town.

Here is a high-level overview of what we did in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor:

Schoodic Peninsula – Acadia National Park

  • Sundew Trail
  • Schoodic Headtrails

Acadia National Park – Main Loop

  • Cadillac Mountain Sunrise – need tickets
  • Park Loop Road drive stop at lookouts
  • Precipice Trail – 2.1 miles 1000 ft elevation gain Crazy Family Adventure Acadia National Park Precipe Trail
  • Beehive Trail – 1.5 mile 500 foot elevation gain https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/maine/the-beehive-loop-trail
  • Sand Beach
  • Thunder Hole – Ocean Path trail to Thunder Hole (.7 mile there and .7 back)
  • Jordan Pond House (Popovers (open 11am-5pm)) and Jordan Pond Path after dinner if we want to. 

Acadia National Park – Quiet Side And Lobster Boat

For more on Acadia National Park check out our posts: 17 Fun Things To Do In Acadia National Park and Acadia National Park Itinerary [Plus Where To stay]

Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is a super cute town and with its close proximity to Acadia you will definitely want to spend some time here. Here are a few things to do:

Bar Harbor Culinary Walking Tour Taste local foods as you explore Bar Harbor on this 3-hour tour

Historic Guided Walking Tour Learn about the history of this historic town and its historic landmarks on this fun 2 hour tour

For more on Bar Harbor check out our post: 11 Things To Do In Bar Harbor Maine

Where to Stay

Campgrounds

We stayed here: Mt Desert RV Park which was in a perfect location to see all parts of the park. Plus it was close to the Happy Clam Shack!

Hadley’s Point Campground This lovely campground offers a quiet escape from city life.

Hotels

Bar Harbor Grand Hotel in Central Bar Harbor this hotel is located just 1.4 miles from Acadia National Park

Acadia Inn this comfortable hotel has an onsite trail that accesses the park

Vacation Rental

Shannon Cottage in Bar Harbor only a 5 minute walk to the Village Green

Lovely Mayapple Cottage outside of Bar Harbor this is a great option if you are looking for peace and quiet.

Massachusetts – 3 Nights

Boston Tea Party Museum, East Coast Road Trip

Boston

Craig and I had gotten engaged in Boston back in 2001 and we were excited to get back to visit again! There is so much history in Boston to take in via the Freedom Trail, the historical streets and the restaurants.

We choose to spend 2 full days exploring Boston and crammed in a lot. Here is what we did:

More Great Boston Activities

Old Town Tolley Tour Hop on and off at one of 14 spots on this great tour. These great spots include the Boston Public Garden, the USS Constitution Museum, Quincy Market, and more.

Buy a Go City All Inclusive Pass This pass includes 40+ attractions including the famous swan boat, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Children’s Museum, Museum of Science, Franklin Park Zoo, and more.

Boston Duck Tour See Boston from a different view with this one of a kind kid friendly tour.

Boston to Salem Ferry Ride Cruise along the Charles River on a relaxing trip to Salem.

For more on Boston and Salem check out: 29+ Fun Things to Do In Boston With Kids

Accommodations in Boston

Campground

We left our RV at the Sandy Pond campground in Plymouth and went into Boston and spent the night at a hotel. There are not many options for campgrounds close to Boston. From what we could find.

Hotels

Omni Parker Hotel Where we stayed

Seaport Hotel Boston Stay right on Boston’s historic waterfront

Vacation Rentals

Historic Loft Near Boston Common

Townhouse in the Center of Boston

Salem

Salem is usually a nice train ride from Boston. Well when we were there they were working on part of the line so we had to take a train and a bus. Plus we went the opening of Halloween weekend. It was an experience! The bus ride was packed full and felt like it took forever but we made it.

There is so much history in Salem as well as long as all the fun that surrounds Halloween there! I am glad we went and experienced Halloween in Salem. That being said I would really like to come back to Salem and explore when it isn’t so packed with people.

Here is what we did in Salem and was recommended to us:

  • Walk the Salem Heritage Trail
  • Stroll along Chestnut Street (Take the time to wander down beautiful Chestnut Street, which was the first planned street in America. Read all of the house plaques to learn about the people who built and lived in the exquisite Federal-style mansions.)
  • Salem has wonderful, historic cemeteries, including the Old Burying Point Cemetery on Charter Street, Howard Street Cemetery and the Broad Street Cemetery.
  • The Charter Street Burying Point is one of the oldest cemeteries in Massachusetts. In it you can see the graves of a Witch Trials judge, a Mayflower passenger, and architect Samuel McIntire. 
  • Salem Witch Trails Tour Guide App
  • Haunted Happenings Marketplace – Salem Commons
  • Selfie place

More Great Activities in Salem

Ghosts of Salem Walking Tour This family friendly tour will immerse you in the city’s dark past.

Haunt & History Guided Night Tour Explore this historic city at night.

Rhode Island – 1 Night

Picture of a bridge in Newport, Rhode Island, East Coast Road Trip

Newport

When making a stop in Newport, Rhode Island we knew we wanted to try some Oysters! Being that we were there with the kids we knew they would maybe try an oyster but would not appreciate them or how much they cost. For that reason we got some to go and it worked out great.

Here is a list of things to do in Newport, Rhode Island:

For more on Rhode Island check out: 19 Best Things To Do In Newport RI

Where to Stay

Campground

We stayed at the Worden Pond Family Campground.

Hotels

Marshall Slocum Inn this federalist style hotel is conveniently only a 5-minute drive from the Newport Mansions and within walking distance to the Cliff Walk.

Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina Here you can enjoy waterfront views, on-site dining, and an indoor saltwater pool.

Vacation Rentals

Downtown Newport Luxury on Thames

Harbor View Retreat

Connecticut – 1 Night

shows 4 kids standing on a pier in downtown mystic, East coast road trip

Mystic

In Connecticut we wanted to check out a cider mill and the cute small town of Mystic!

Here are a few things to do in Mystic:

More to do in Mystic

Glow in the Park TreeTrails Burn some energy high in the tree tops. Great for ages 7+

Downtown Mystic Ghost Tour learn about this seafaring town’s dark past on this 2 hour guided tour.

For more on Mystic check out: 21 Best Things To Do In Mystic CT

Where to Stay

Campground

Sun Outdoors Mystic On-site amenities and activities include basketball, horseshoes, miniature golf, bocce ball, pickleball, volleyball, and a heated swimming pool, among others.

Hotels

Whaler’s Inn This hotel is within walking distance of shops and restaurants and is around the corner from the Mystic River Bascule Bridge.

Taber Inn Only an 8-minute walk from the beach, and 1 mile from the Mystic Seaport, the Taber Inn has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

Vacation Rentals

Overlooking the Mystic River

Seaside Getaway

New York – 3 Nights

picture of a family in Times Square in NYC, East Coast Road Trip

New York City

While in NYC we wanted to be sure to hit the historic sites, a broadway play, China Town and also the 9/11 Memorial. NYC is such a cool city with so much to see and do and just an awesome energetic vibe. We were there for 2 1/2 days and went from the minute we got there until we left.

This time we stayed on the New Jersey side and the subway was right down the road from our RV park. We took the ferry one trip and did the subway the rest of the time and it was so easy for getting into the city.

Here is what we did with our 2 1/2 days in NYC:

First Day

  • Book your tickets for the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island with Ferry Ride
  • Statue of Liberty

Second Day

  • Food Tour – do it ourselves of Pizza Places
  • Central Park 
  • Lego Store 
  • Thrift Store  – Thrifty Hog
  • Flight Club – shoe store 
  • Rutger Park – bball court
  • Knicks Basketball Game

Third Day

More to do in NYC

New York CityPass – Save money at 5 tops attractions including the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Top of the Rock, Guggenheim Museum and more.

Manhattan Helicopter Tour Get a bird’s eye view of the Big Apple

Big Bus Hop On and Off Sightseeing Tour Hop on and off at your leisure at NYC’s most iconic landmarks

Check out our post for more to do in NYC with kids: Visiting New York City With Kids [Itinerary Included]

Where to Stay

Campground

We would 100% recommend the Liberty Harbor RV park as a great place to stay if you are coming in an RV. It wasn’t cheap at over $100 a night for basically a water and electric parking lot (there was a dump station) but with the location it was perfect for exploring NYC!

It is located in New Jersey but it is just across the water and there is a subway up the road (that you can walk to) that you can take to easily get into New York City.

Hotels

Hyatt Place NYC Chelsea this great location is walking distance to restaurants, landmarks, and the subway

Hampton Inn Times Square Stay in the heart of Times Square at this amazing hotel.

Vacation Rentals

One Bedroom Apartment with Den in NYC

Cozy Studio Apartment near the Empire State Building

New Jersey – 1 Night

Ocean City NJ boardwalk, East Coast Road Trip

Ocean City and Cape May

We didn’t spend much time in New Jersey but knew when we were there we wanted to visit one of the boardwalks. Our first stop was the Ocean City boardwalk and since it was off season (Fall) it wasn’t very busy but we still got an idea of what the boardwalk is like!

Exploring the city of Cape May and seeing the beach was fun too. Here is a list of things we recommend you do in New Jersey:

  • Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
  • Atlantic City (Absecon Light House – Open Thursdays through Mondays
  • Lucy The Elephant,
  • Historic Smithville
  • King King Sundae at the Sugar Factory
  • Ocean City – walk the boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean beach
  • Cape May (Ligthhouse, Washington Street Mall, Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, Cape May Historic District)
  • Brew and Surf Trail
  • Explore Cape May
  • Cold Spring Brewery
  • Ghost Tour at Historic Cold Spring Village – booked

More Fun Activities at the Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise learn about marine life and the history of Cape May on this 3 hour cruise

Weekend Dolphin Watching Breakfast Cruise Enjoy breakfast as you watch dolphins on this 2-hour guided tour

Where to Stay

Campground

We stayed at the Echo Farms campground. It was fine – it was a place to stay. The roads were a bit tight but we made it work.

Hotels

Biscayne Suites is a hotel located in Ocean City that has all of the amenities that you could ask for. 

Ocean 7 is located on the boardwalk in Ocean City

Vacation Rentals

4 Bedroom/ 4 Bath Beachfront Condo

2 Bedroom/ 3 Bath with Ocean Views

Philadelphia – 2 Nights

The Liberty Bell, in Philadelphia, East Coast Road Trip

We ended up spending one day in Philly. We booked a food tour and didn’t really think about the times that a lot of the historic buildings were open. So we ended up just seeing a lot of them from the outside.

The food tour was well worth it! Just wish we would have planned the timing better.

Here is what we did in Philly:

  • Reading Terminal Market – food tour: Book it here: Flavors of Philly Food Tour
  • The Liberty Bell
  • Independance Hall – you need a ticket ahead of time – we saw it from the outside.
  • John F. Kennedy Plaza – Love Sculpture
  • Amore Sculputre – Sister Cities Park
  • Penn’s Landing on the waterfront

Click here to download a map of historic Philly

Additional Things to do in Philly

Revolutionary Walk Guided Tour Journey through the Old City on this guided tour

Amazing Philadelphia Scavenger Hunt Adventure use your smartphone as a guide and set your own pace. It includes stops at many of the most famous spots in the city, as well as some lesser-known sights

For all the details check out our post: 17+ Fun Things To Do In Philadelphia With Kids [Plus 1 day Itinerary]

Where to Stay

Campground

We stayed at the same place we stayed when we explore Jersey: Echo Farms campground.

Hotels

Philadelphia Marriot Downtown A super comfortable hotel right in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is a wonderful place to call home for a few days.

Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City be within walking distance of several attractions when you stay here.

Vacation Rentals

Historic 3- Story Classic Trinity House

Beautiful 3 Bedroom Apartment in the Heart of Center City

Delaware – 1 Night

The boardwalk in Wilmington , DE, east coast road trip

Lewes

We weren’t exactly sure what to do in Delaware but we kept seeing beaches and boardwalks. And also knew we wanted to visit the Assateague National Seashore to try to see the horses (Even though this is actually in Maryland).

  • Beaches
  • Assateague National Seashore
  • Wilmington Scavenger Hunt Visit all the hidden gems and landmarks that Wilmington has to offer while ansering trivia questions.

Where to Stay

Campground

We stayed at the Jellystone Park in Lewes. It was a really nice park!

Hotels

Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront This modern hotel is located right on the riverfront, in an ideal location for sightseers.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington Downtown both the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and the Brandywine Zoo are within walking distance.

Vacation Rentals

Upscale Vacation Rental Home

Gateway Oasis in Brandywine Valley

Washington DC – 3 Nights

Washington Monument East Coast Road Trip

Washington DC

We spent one day exploring Washington DC and the monuments. The next day we returned to do some of the free museums. Check out what we did:

Monuments:

  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Abraham Lincoln Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Washington Monument

Extra:

  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Spy Museum
  • Union Station
  • US Capitol

For all the details check out our post: 23 Things To Do In Washington DC With Kids [+ 2 Day Itinerary]

Great Tours in Washington DC

Hop-On and Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour See the sites and learn the history of DC from a double-decker bus. This tour visits the White House, Lincoln Memorial, National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetary, National Capital, and more.

Tastes of Georgetown Food Tour Learn about the history of DC’s oldest and most iconic neighborhood while sampling delicious local foods.

Monuments and Memorials Bike Tour Bike through the Tidal Basin and National Mall on this self-guided tour. This three-hour guided tour is perfect for all ages and includes bikes and helmets.

Georgetown Ghost Tour Discover the dark side of this historic part of the city, including visiting the famous Exorcist stairs featured in the movie during this walking tour.

African American History Tour On this 4-hour tour, you will see some of the most iconic sites and lesser-known unique landmarks in civil rights history. From the home of Frederick Douglass to African American Civil War Memorial and Museum to Howard University take an in-depth look at the struggle for civil rights.

Where to Stay

Hotels

Washington Plaza Hotel This hotel is located close to the White House and Dupont Circle. The hotel offers a wide variety of rooms and suite choices.

Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center Stay in the heart of our nation’s capital. This hotel has a restaurant, private parking, free bikes, and a beautiful garden on site.

Vacation Rentals

Private Apartment in a Historic Home Located in the center of Northwest DC, this home is located within walking distance of the Metro and monuments and museums.

Historic Victorian Townhome This beautiful three-bedroom townhome is located in one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Walking distance to restaurants, bars, and the National Mall.

That is where we ended our 4 week East Coast road trip. But here are a few other stops we have made over the years that you could add to your trip:

Virginia

Picture of kids standing in front of the sign for Shenandoah National Park, East Coast Road Trip

Shenandoah National park

Shenandoah National park is a great stop when visiting Virginia.

Here are a view things to do:

Williamsburg

When in Virginia you don’t want to miss making a stop at Colonial Williamsburg.

Colonial Williamsburg Guided Walking Tour Learn about the role that Williamsburg played in our nation’s independence.

Busch Gardens & Water Country Option Ticket Enjoy family fun at this great theme park

Haunted Ghosts, Witches and Pirates Tour Hear stories of the ghosts that haunt Colonial Williamsburg

Virginia Beach

Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tours experience the sunset over the Chesapeake Bay on this 2-hour kayak tour

Wetland Zipline Tour See a unique view of the wetland forest of Virginia Beach

Where to Stay

Hotels

Comfort Inn Williamsburg Gateway This hotel is centrally located halfway between the Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg.

Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel This great family-friendly hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool, children’s playground, and fitness center.

Hampton Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront North is located oceanfront this hotel only steps away from fun attractions and nightlife.

Vacation Rentals

3 Bedroom Home with a Great Patio

Beautiful 5 Bedroom Home Steps Away from the Beach

North Carolina

Best Asheville Hikes, east coast road trip

Asheville

Head inland to Asheville. Located off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We love the town of Asheville – they have some great shops and breweries. We also love all of the hiking and things to do in the surrounding area.

Things To Do In Asheville:

Check out our posts for more details:

9 Amazing And Fun Things To Do In Asheville With Kids

5 Best Kid Friendly Breweries in Asheville, North Carolina

Kid Friendly Hikes Near Asheville, North Carolina

Accommodations in Asheville

Camping

Wilson’s Riverfront RV Park This is a wonderful campground located right on the French Broad River.

Blue Ridge Travel Park This RV park is located in nearby Hendersonville. It is surrounded by beautiful views and great places to hike.

Hotels

Country Inn and Suites by Radisson A mile from Asheville and 2.5 miles from the Biltmore the Country Inn has a continental breakfast, fitness center, and indoor heated pool. 

The Omni Grove Park Inn – Built in 1913 the Grove Park Inn is a beautiful place to stay in Asheville. There are plenty of amenities on site such as a subterranean spa with mineral pools, a sauna, a steam room, and a golf course on site.

Vacation Rentals

Mountaintop Log Cabin is located in a well-established community with plenty of privacy and a 300-acre nature preserve within walking distance as well. 

Relaxing Mountain Cabin – Two-story cabin with a wonderful deck with a hot tub and fire table. Located near downtown Asheville and close to all the many hiking trails that Asheville has to offer. 

South Carolina

Congaree National Park, SC East Coast Road Trip

Charleston

Fort Sumter in Charleston holds an important place in our country’s history. Book here to take a ferry ride to Fort Sumter and explore the museum and National monument.

Tour historic downtown Charleston by horse-drawn carriage on this 1 hour guided experience.

Savor the flavors of Charleston on this food tour. Learn about Charleston’s 300 years of culinary history on this 2.5-hour tour.

Congaree National Park

Home to the oldest and largest intact expanse of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States, Congaree National Park in South Carolina has a fairytale-like quality.

Learn more: 10 Fun Things to do in Congaree National Park

Georgia

Savannah Georgia, east coast road trip

Savannah

Learn the secrets and stories that make Savannah America’s Most Haunted City on this small group walking tour. It is about 3 hours but the time flies and the kids are sure to love it.

A great Tybee Island tour idea is this dolphin tour. You’ll have a good chance to see dolphins. You will love seeing over a hundred reptiles at the alligator pond. You’ll get views of Cockspur Island Lighthouse, Fort Pulaski, and Tybee Island Lighthouse. However, this tour is 5 hours in length so plan to do a day trip to Tybee Island.

Explore Savannah on this hop-on-and-off historic trolley tour get on or off at any of the 14 stops including Temple Mickve Israel, the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, the Antique Mall, and more.

Riverboat Harbor Narrated Sightseeing Cruise Sail along Savannah’s beautiful waterfront while you learn about the history of this great city.

More Wonderful Activities in Savannah

Discover amazing places to eat on the East Side Food Tour. Enjoy award-winning food without having to wait in line. Find out the best places to dine that only the locals know.

If you love spooky be sure to check out the Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour where you will learn all about the paranormal and haunting in America’s Most Haunted City.

Learn more about Savannah: 21 Superb Things To Do In Savannah, GA with Kids

Where to Stay

Campground

McIntosh Manor RV Park and Campground – Located on Highway 17 in Townsend, Georgia, about 45 minutes outside of Savannah. This campground offers amenities including 30/50 amp hookups, a large fire pit, and a laundry facility.

Hotels

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Walking distance from the Ships to Sea Museum and other popular attractions. This hotel offers private parking, a fitness center, free bikes, and a continental breakfast.

Marriott Savannah Riverfront this luxury hotel is located downtown. The hotel has an attached restaurant and marvelous city views.

Vacation Rentals

4 Bedroom Victorian Home in the Historic District

2 Bedroom Charming Home in a Great Location

Florida

Florida Keys sunset cruise east coast road trip

St Augustine

We won’t want to miss the oldest city in the US: St Augustine, Florida! There is so much history here and so many great things to do.

Marineland Dolphin Adventure is about 20 miles south of St Augustine. Book your ticket here. One option at Marineland is to swim with the dolphins. During this encounter you will get to touch, swim and play with these amazing sea creatures.

Explore the Pirate and Treasure Museum with the worlds largest collection of pirate artifacts and shipwreck treasure.

Visit the haunted side of America’s oldest town with the Ghost Walking Tour.

Potter’s Wax Museum was the first wax museum in the US. It opened its doors in 1949. You can visit its fascinating collection of more than 150 wax figures.

Learn more: 17 Exciting Things To Do In St. Augustine With Kids

Where to Stay in St Augustine

Campgrounds

Sun Outdoors St Augustine numerous site options including full hookups, shaded site, patio sites and buddy sites at this large RV park.

Ocean Grove RV Resort is located just blocks away from St. Augustine beach. This property offers several activities year round to keep the entire family entertained.

Hotels

Sebastian Hotel – offering extra large guest rooms or two room suites, perfect for a family trip.

DoubleTree by Hilton – located in the Historic District, convenient to the Fountain of Youth and Castillo De San Marcos.

Vacation Rental

Ocean Front Home Minutes from Downtown

Orlando

There are so many fun things to do in Orlando! It has our favorite outdoor water park in the US: Volcano Bay. Of course Disney World and Universal with Harry Potter World. But there are also a lot of other fun things to do in Orlando with kids including tubing down a gorgeous river!

Here are a few more posts to help you plan your time in Orlando:

Get your Tickets For these awesome Orlando attractions here:

Legoland Florida is a must see if you have younger kids.

Other Fun Orlando Activities

Titanic Artifact Exhibition Ticket Travel back in time to visit the Titanic in this 20,000 square foot interactive museum

Orlando Go City Explorer Pass Save money on the top tours and attractions in Orlando

Explore the beauty of the Everglades on this Sunset Airboat Tour. During this 1-hour tour you will search for alligators, turtles and other wildlife.

If you are in Orlando during the Halloween season be sure to Check out Universal Halloween Horror Nights.

Where to Stay

Hotels

Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located a short drive from Orlando’s main attractions. You will love the family rooms, pool, fitness center, free parking and more.

Endless Summer Resort with Universal The Resort itself is nice with a large pool and multiple food options.

Vacation Rentals

Stunning 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Orlando Vista Cay

Large 4 Bedroom Close to Universal Studios

Florida Keys

The Florida Keys have so much to offer! We love going here with our family and getting out on the water. You can learn more about our Florida Keys Road Trip here!

Snorkeling Tours

Half Day Snorkel Trip See the marine life of the Keys up close as you explore the US’s only living coral reef. This is suitable for beginners, you only have to know how to swim.

Snorkel 2 Coral Reefs Visit some of the best snorket sites in the Key Largo Marine Sancturary. See John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park, Christ of the Abyss, Elbow Reef, and Grecian Rocks on this tour.

Boat Tours

Glass Bottom Boat Sunset Cruise Enjoy the beauty of the fish without getting wet in this glass bottom boat. During this 2-hour cruise you will see one of the gorgeous sunsets the Keys are known for.

Go for a Sunset Sail on a Schooner Sailboat Sit back with a glass of champagne and relax watching for native marine life on this epic sailboat cruise.

Where to Stay

RV Parks

Fiesta Key RV resort – a good campground with full hookups, sites on the water (if you can get one), a large pool, and an onsite restaurant overlooking the ocean!

Sun Outdoors Key Largo  located in Key Largo, smaller campground with only about 35 full hookup sites.

Hotels

Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo a variety of water sports and amentities including private beach access are offered at this resort.

Playa Largo Resort & Spa you will be impressed by the amenites offered including private cabanas, fire pits, hot tubs, and water sports facilities.

Vacation Rentals

Fun in the Sun 3 Bedroom House

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