By Manita Dosanjh
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With settlers from all over the world making their first homes here in the 1800s, the Mid-Atlantic States have become the heart of America’s melting pot – and for us travellers, that means great food, great people and some amazing landmarks. However, most people don’t realise that there’s more to the north east than chaotic Manhattan and The White House. So much more…
Read locals’ tips for the Mid-Atlantic states on our United Sharing Adventure map.
Delaware doesn’t have a hand in any of the major American sports leagues, but don’t let this fool you into thinking that Delawareans aren’t big on sport, they just like to be a little different. One of state’s biggest sports teams is the Diamond State Roller Girls, champions of the one of the biggest roller Derby leagues in the world. Delaware is also scattered with gorgeous beaches that could rival their western counterparts.
Thanks to Shaun for the beautiful Delaware image.
Maryland is home to some surprising natural beauty. From the Appalachian Mountains is Garrett County to the rolling sand dunes in the east, the state has earned the nickname ‘America in Miniature’. And if nature isn’t your thing, Baltimore is home to all things related to sport, culture and partying.
Thanks to Sherry & Daniel for the beautiful Maryland image.
The clubbing scene in New Jersey was made notorious by MTV show Jersey Shore, but if you prefer relaxing over the fist-pumping and lasers, why not relax in your own private corner of New Jersey’s 130 miles of beach?
Thanks to Sam for the beautiful New Jersey image.
A visit to Pennsylvania wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Amish Village. A qualified guide will take you around the 12 acre village and give you the chance to learn about Lancaster County’s unique way of life. The state is also home to Bethlehem’s Christkindlmarkt, dubbed by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the top holiday markets in the world.
Thanks to Laura for the beautiful Pennsylvania image.
So we know it has the White House, but what else is there to do in DC? Check out Northwest Street in the downtown area to some amazing restaurants serving up delicious food from all around the world. There are also several world famous live music venues, comedy clubs and dancing venue’s for some post-dinner fiestas. DC also has several free attractions such as the national Mall, and the Smithsonian Museums.
Thanks to Vicky and Dave for the beautiful Washington, DC image.
Most people hear New York, and think New York City. And why wouldn’t they? Home to more tourist attractions than we can squeeze here, Manhattan is place that everyone must see at least once before they die. But the state of New York is home to some spectacular natural beauty… The Finger Lakes, Thousand Islands Seaway and Hudson Valley are all a must-see.
Looking for cheap accommodation? Check out our budget hostels and hotels in New York…
Thanks to Jeff for the beautiful New York image.
Read more of our United Sharing Adventure series:
- Your Guide to the Appalachians Highlands
- Your Guide to the Midwest States
- Your Guide to the Pacific Coast States
- Your Guide to the Heartland States
- Your Guide to the Southwestern States
- Your Guide to the Southeastern States
- Your Guide to the Mountain States
- Your Guide to New England
- Your Guide to the Non-Contiguous States