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Travel Spotlights: Northeast Region

The past and present collide in this picturesque gateway region. Explore bustling cities, visit historic landmarks and get swept away in the beauty of the coastline in the Northeast.


Couple during sunset near lighthouse in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Lighthouse Trail

From Cape Ann to Cape Cod discover 45 historic lighthouses along the shoreline, accompanying sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, cozy coastal cottages, and delicious seafood prepared fresh off the docks. Multiple islands, life famed Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, are perfect sandy getaways.

Old State House in Boston, Massachusetts
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Historic Boston

As one of the USA’s oldest cities, Boston is teeming with history, 23 vibrant neighborhoods, world cultures, global cuisine and notable sites, especially along the 4-kilometer long Freedom Trail, 2.5-kilometer Black Heritage Trail and the Irish Heritage Trail.

Tasty lobster prepared along the coast of Massachusetts
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The Tastiest Seafood

Dig into the freshest seafood lovingly prepared in the charming seaside towns and sandy beaches of Massachusetts. From just-caught lobster to crab cakes and more, taste it all prepared with both traditional and international methods.

Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Massachusetts Sports Trail

Not only the birthplace of basketball and volleyball, Massachusetts has professional teams for every sport. Catch a game, check out the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, or visit other spots on the Massachusetts Sports Trail to explore rich sporting history and can’t-miss local favorites.

Crisp Autumn day at Bartlett’s Apple Orchard in Richmond, Massachusetts.
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Gorgeous Landscapes

Central and Western Massachusetts, including the Berkshires region of the Bay State offers an escape to scenic mountain views and hikes, an artsy vibe, unbeatable fall colors and family-friendly seasonal activities like picking apples at orchards. Enjoy plenty of outdoor adventure in the open air.

New York State

Bikers enjoying the Empire State Trail near Rosendale, New York

Statewide Trails

Hop on the Empire State Trail and bike, run or stroll your way through New York State. With 1,210 kilometers of multi-use trail connecting top destinations, you’ll go beyond where cars can to see this spectacular state in a new light.

Family at Rail Explorers in the Hudson Valley of New York State
Hudson Valley Tourism

Fun for All

There’s plenty to do for the whole family with multiple mountain ranges, access to two Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean beaches, plus numerous inland lakes and rivers for exploration. Unique activities statewide gets everyone enjoying the fresh air.

Enjoying the fall foliage at John Boyd Thacher State Park in Voorheesville, New York

Autumn Activities

Hop on scenic byways all over the state to see unbeatable fall foliage in unforgettable forests. Choose easy-to-moderate hikes and snap Instagram-worthy pics at overlooks along the way. Swing by family-owned apple orchards and pumpkin patches to enjoy the best of this crisp and colorful season.

Day enjoying wine in the Finger Lakes region of New York State
Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau

Tasty Road Trips

Take a foodie journey through New York State, stopping at innovative local wineries and craft breweries, as well as farm-to-table culinary experiences and tastings on numerous food and sweets trails that you can discover at your own pace.

Explore & More Children’s Museum in Buffalo, New York
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum

Wide-eyed with Wonder

Let your children discover the world as they explore many top-notch children’s museums and kid-friendly adventures found throughout the state. World-class institutions like The Met, Guggenheim and the American Museum of Natural History excite any museum lover.

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Visitors taking in the views of Niagara Falls in New York
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Niagara Falls, New York

Experience Niagara Falls in all four seasons with stunning vantage points, seasonal fireworks, and legendary boat rides. Learn its history through Cave of the Winds Pavilion’s interactive exhibits, then head to the Hurricane Deck, located meters from the thunderous Bridal Veil Falls. Learn more
Hikers in the Niagara Gorge near Niagara Falls, New York
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Niagara Falls, New York

Outdoor enthusiasts love the Niagara Falls region’s scenic hiking and biking trails with awe-inspiring views through the Gorge Trail System. Anglers flock to waterways like the Erie Canal, Niagara River, and Lake Ontario for year-round sport fishing. Learn more

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Hiker and dog taking in the scenery in the Sullivan Catskills region of New York
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Sullivan Catskills, New York

With thousands of kilometers of mountains, rivers, and forests, the Sullivan Catskills region of New York State offers outdoor recreation, culture, and music history, home to the famed 1969 Woodstock Music festival site, thrilling zip lining, and charming local shops and galleries. Learn more
Man fly fishing that waters of the Sullivan Catskills region of New York
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Sullivan Catskills, New York

Reel in a big on the Neversink and Beaverkill river or along Willowemoc Creek. Rent equipment at a local outfitter or discover the best hidden fishing spots with an experienced guide at the birthplace of American Dry Fly Fishing. Learn more

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Harriet Tubman statue in downtown Auburn, New York
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Cayuga County, New York

Take the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway in New York for a memorable road trip, stopping in vibrant Auburn, Harriet Tubman’s home for more than 50 years. Tour her former residence and other historic sites that bring history alive in Cayuga County. Learn more

Photo: Cayuga County Office of Tourism

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Fun day chasing seagulls at Coopers Beach on Long Island in New York
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Long Island, New York

Experience an iconic Long Island summer lounging on world-renowned white-sand beaches with endless views of crashing waves and captivating coastlines. Explore vibrant boardwalks, serene beach trails, legendary lighthouses, watersports, seaside restaurants and more at famed spots like Jones Beach, Fire Island and Coopers Beach in the Hamptons. Learn more

Photo: Discover Long Island

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Hikers atop Bear Mountain in Rockland County, New York
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Rockland County, New York

Captivating views of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains, countless trails, arts, culture and more await in Rockland County, New York. Find charming riverfront villages with top shopping and dining, plus hiking, biking, sailing and canoeing nearby for outdoor lovers. Learn more

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Horse and jockey at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga, New York
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Saratoga County, New York

Catch classical performances and modern concerts beneath towering pines at the renowned Saratoga Performing Arts Center on the grounds of the beautiful Saratoga Spa State Park, or enjoy time at the historic race course in New York’s Saratoga County. Learn more

Photo: Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce


Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage site, Fallingwater. This immaculately designed modern vacation home was built over a waterfall and is surrounded by woods and a scenic mountain stream, making it a true work of art.

Amish horse-drawn carriage in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The Amish Lifestyle

Experience the Amish way of living in Lancaster, from horse-drawn buggies on county roads to taking a working farm tour then browsing quaint markets and shops full of home-baked goods, quilts, traditional handicrafts, and canned foods.

Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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The Andy Warhol Experience

Explore the vast collection of art from the iconic pop artist Andy Warhol at the seven-story Andy Warhol Museum in the North Shore district of Pittsburgh. Get inspired by the artist’s journey with historical artifacts and exhibits highlighting his extraordinary life.

Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Independence National Historical Park

Spend the day surrounded by history at the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. Explore key sites and symbols of the birthplace of America, from the famous Liberty Bell to Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed.

Kinzua Bridge State Park in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Tourism Office

Kinzua Bridge State Park

Visit Kinzua Bridge State Park, one of Pennsylvania’s 124 state parks all with no entrance fee. Walk the Kinzua Skywalk that extends 183 meters over the gorge with an impressive glass-bottomed observation deck.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eat like a Local

Sample the renowned foodie city, Philadelphia, at the famous Reading Terminal Market. Housed in a historic building with over 80 merchants, Reading Terminal is one of the largest and oldest public markets in the U.S. and was voted the best public market in the nation.

The Mosaics of Magic Gardens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Discover Art

Reaching far beyond the walls of the city’s famed museums, art accompanies you down the street and into the neighborhoods, parks and open spaces at places like Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, spanning three city blocks, including indoor galleries and a large outdoor labyrinth.

Biking through a park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Explore with Ease

Ranked as one of the most walkable cities in the nation and home to one of the largest city-owned park systems with more than 340 kilometers of recreational trails, Philadelphia has so much to explore by bike or on foot!

Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Historic Attractions

From Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the Declaration of Independence was signed, to the Liberty Bell, the worldwide symbol of freedom, Philadelphia is home to 67 National Historical Landmarks and in the city where it all began.

Friends taking a selfie at the LOVE statue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Iconic Philadelphia

Take a selfie at the iconic LOVE statue at the entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway that takes visitors between City Hall, top architecture and attractions like the Barnes Foundation, The Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Bike riders in Valley Forge National Historical Park in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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The Countryside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rich in history, Valley Forge National Historical Park was the American Revolutionary War encampment site of George Washington and the Continental Army during the winter of 1777-8 and open for visitors to explore amid its lush, idyllic setting. Learn more
Group exploring Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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The Countryside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Spend the day exploring the world-renowned Longwood Gardens, boasting the largest fountain collection in North America and breathtaking seasonal displays. Enjoy hiking trails while trying to glimpse a peak at over 175 species of birds that call the John James Audubon Center home. Learn more

Photo: Chester County's Brandywine Valley

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Water paddling the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

Rich in early American history, Lehigh Valley is bursting with nationally recognized events, exciting nightlife, adventurous water activities, the historic 265-kilometer trail system of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, plus modern spots, like the Martin Guitar Factory and Crayola Experience™. Learn more
Couple roaming around Clover Hill Winery in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

Taste local varietals from the surprising wine country and American Viticultural Area that is Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Try over 20 wineries, crafting wine made from at least 85% locally grown grapes, giving the same distinction as other famed wine regions in California and Oregon. Learn more

Photo: Discover Lehigh Valley

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Couple exploring Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Listen as experts bring history to life on the grounds of Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. Tour the museum and visitor center for an in-depth look at the pivotal battle through 12 galleries and special exhibits, then stroll downtown Gettysburg‘s compelling museums, historic homes and sites. Learn more

Photo: Jeremy Hess Photography

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Visitors at Hershey’s Chocolate World
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Hershey/Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Hersheypark has over 50 rides, including coasters and water slides, perfect for family fun and a new restaurant, The Chocolatier, offering chocolate inspired meals, cocktails and desserts. See how the sweet is made on a free tour of Hershey’s Chocolate World. Learn more

Photo: Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction

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Duquesne Incline overlooking the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania skyline
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Known for its arts, culture, sports and history, the river city of Pittsburgh has no shortage of things to do. Experience the Andy Warhol Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater home, the Heinz History Center and a century-old cable car on the Duquesne Incline. Learn more

Photo: Dustin McGrew

The Great Outdoors Meets Art & Foodie Culture

Hiker enjoying the sunrise over Acadia National Park in Maine
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Discover the beauty of nature with the allure of small-town life in Maine. Catch a stunning sunrise from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, then join a lobster boat tour before exploring the charming waters and quaint downtown of Bar Harbor. Learn more
Visitors taking in the masterpieces of The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine
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Get inspired along the Maine Art Museum Trail at stops like the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville and the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor. Then treat yourself to the freshest oysters on the Maine Oyster Trail, featuring over 80 stops offering this local indulgence. Learn more

Photo: Abbe Museum