The East Coast – a place full of surprises

One of the many things that is amazing about America is how different states can be from one another. The entire East Coast has a rich history, charming villages, and scenic beauty that looks different depending on the season. Which places should you not miss?

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Unlike Miami (which is also on the East Coast), Fort Lauderdale’s beaches are much quieter, but just as (if not more) beautiful. If you’re looking for art, go to Hollywood, Florida, which is right next door to the city. Here you’ll find a community that has built a reputation for incredible street art from creatives around the world. If nature is more your thing, we recommend the Everglades and local wildlife. There is a high probability that you will also find a few alligators here.

Roanoke, Virginia

This historic town is located near the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. There are literally hundreds of different hiking trails here, making it the perfect summer spot if you’re looking for a piece of nature. Autumn is the season when many people visit it. While you’re here, be sure to visit Carvins Cove Nature Reserve and the Roanoke Valley Greenways. It’s worth it!

Baltimore, Maryland

From the Harbor area, where you can experience street entertainers, concerts and parades, to trendy shops, interesting museums, fine dining restaurants, quaint wineries, unique sights and more, that’s Baltimore in a nutshell. If you want to experience an old English village, head to Fells Point, which is the oldest part of Baltimore. You also shouldn’t leave without trying some of the best crab cakes Baltimore has to offer at the Oyster House on Thames Street.

Portland, Maine

Portland is a charming city with stunning waterfront views that will surely win your heart. The old harbor with its beautiful 19th century buildings, cobbled streets, craft shops, bookshops and brick walkways will make you feel like you are in the past. If you are interested in art, the Portland Museum is a “must see”. Of course, you can’t miss the iconic Portland Head Light, which was built in 1791 and is the oldest lighthouse still operating in the U.S. You can also take a boat trip or watch whales here. Tip: If you want to try great seafood, we recommend the Eventide Oyster restaurant.

Acadia National Park, Maine

If you’re into adventure, there are many hikes and trails for all fitness levels to choose from, including Cadillac Mountain, Jordan Pond Trail, Precipice Trail, and Thunder Hole Trail. Here you can also drive the Park Loop Road, relax at Schoodic Point and Sand Beach, or enjoy a fun day at Bar Harbor. One thing is for sure – no matter where you go or what you decide to do, Acadia National Park will offer you incredible views.