While this part of the country harbors much of the nation's early history, it also strikingly modern and features the country's biggest and most bustling cities. New York City, one of the most visited cities in the world, is the financial and cultural capital of the USA. Meanwhile, Washington, DC, the capital city of the United States, is more than just the seat of government, but a young, vibrant town booming with new restaurants, bars, and activities for every type of traveler.
In comparison to the popular destinations in the western USA, the destinations of the East are relatively near one another, making it possible to visit them all over a two-week visit. But note that each area, particularly New York City and New England, are ideal as stand-alone itineraries. Use the quick links on the following pages to learn which place best suits your travel goals.