North East Corridor holidays

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Many see America’s North East as the most familiar part of the USA, with the picturesque New England states, famous for its seafood and scenic drives, to the bustling and varied cities of Boston, with its colonial history; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s grand metropolis and the birthplace of American democracy; and, of course, Washington, D.C. the capital of the USA. The North East region offers global wonders beyond its cities; namely in the form of Niagara Falls and perhaps America’s most iconic water feature.

Things to do

New England’s picture postcard scenery is filled with charming little villages, lush green valleys and a seemingly endless coastline. Boston is the capital of Massachusetts, and one of the oldest cities in the USA. With its narrow, winding roads and red brick buildings, the city has an old world European feel to it. Discover the city’s rich history along the Freedom Trail which takes in some of the most important sites from Boston’s revolutionary past. Known as the ‘Birthplace of America”, Philadelphia is home to the most historic square mile in the U.S. The city’s diverse art scene and vibrant street life make it one of the most exciting cultural spots in the country.

Map of North East Corridor

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Best time to visit the North East Corridor: Autumn when the scenery is particularly beautiful and temperatures are pleasant and cool.

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Washington D.C’s main airport is Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) which is 42 km west of downtown Washington. Logan International Airport (BOS) is Boston’s main airport, and is 5km from downtown Boston. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is 13km from downtown Philadelphia.

North East Corridor is best for...

HISTORY BUFFS
Learn more about Boston’s colonial past along the 4km long Freedom Trail.

MUSEUM FANS
See the Hubble Telescope at Washington D.C.’s National Air / Space Museum and works by van Gogh and Dali at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

NATURE LOVERS
The breathtaking beauty of Niagara Falls and New England’s dazzling autumn foliage.

Fast facts for North East Corridor

Language: The language spoken in the North East Corridor is English.

Currency: The currency used in the North East Corridor is the American Dollar ($).

Local time: The North East Corridor is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Washington D.C’s main airport is Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) which is 42 km west of downtown Washington. Logan International Airport (BOS) is Boston’s main airport and is 5km from downtown Boston. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is 13km from downtown Philadelphia.

Flight time from UK: 6-8 hours.

Tourist information: Further North East Corridor tourist information can be found here.

Visa / health: Before you travel click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to the North East Corridor.

Getting around North East Corridor

Washington D.C.: The Washington Metrorail is easy and convenient, serving 86 stations across the city and into the suburbs.

Philadelphia: Philadelphia’s SEPTA network of trains and buses is the fifth largest in the USA. Pick up a One-Day Independence Pass for the best value.

Boston: Boston’s bus and subway service is known as the ‘T’. Buy a reusable CharlieCard to use the service, and you’ll also get discounted entry to a number of Boston attractions.

Events in North East Corridor

July 4th: The North East Corridor is the birthplace of the American independence movement, so July 4th is always an exciting time to visit. Celebrate the nation’s birthday in Washington D.C. when a military parade proceeds through the city streets before the sky is lit up with patriotic red, white and blue fireworks. Boston’s Harborfest celebrates the occasion with historical re-enactments and free concerts, attracting 2.5 million visitors every year.

Celebrate America’s birthday in its birthplace with the Wawa Welcome America July 4th celebration in Philadelphia.

Autumn colours: You can’t beat New England during the autumn. See the leaves transform into vibrant yellows, oranges and reds, taste homemade cider at a traditional cider mill and drive to the coast to try the region’s renowned seafood.

North East Corridor weather

Temperatures: Late 20s(°C)  to early 30s (°C) in summer.

Best time to visit the North East Corridor: Autumn when the scenery is particularly beautiful and temperatures are pleasant and cool.

Weather in the North East Corridor is hot during the summer months when you’ll find a whole host of free outdoor events taking place in the major cities. Temperatures often reach the late 20s (°C) early 30s (°C) and it can get humid, so make sure you always carry a bottle of water.

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