Mid-Atlantic States

The Mid-Atlantic States of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia offer a wealth of activities and attractions, all within a short distance from each other. Atlantic City is known for its casinos and glam, big cities Baltimore and Philadelphia offer a multicultural buzz, plenty of concerts, good food and cultural riches, and Ocean City bustles with its busy boardwalk and modern sky-rises.

On the other end of the spectrum the area is graced with rolling valleys, a staggering number of Civil War battlefields and monuments, car-less and quiet biking trails, Appalachian Mountain paths, pristine beaches, and free-roaming ponies on Assateague Island. There is also quiet Amish County where horse and buggy is the main mode of transportation and beautiful Brandywine Valley with its relaxed pace and plethora of historic monuments and old mansions.

The area is also home to Thomas Jefferson’s home and plantation, Monticello, where visitors can learn about this Founding Father and third president of the United States, American slavery, and the complex issues of the time. There are also many beautiful gardens, groves, and orchards on the premises.

The Mid-Atlantic States offer something for everyone. The region’s memorials, museums, monuments and battlefields are thought-provoking, its natural features inspire introspection and provide tranquil city escapes, and its big cities teem with history, arts and attractions, and a sometimes chaotic yet undeniably authentic glimpse into modern east coast urban American culture.

 

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