Travel the Atlantic Coast with a road trip from Boston to Miami
Get to know the Eastern Seaboard with a road trip. As you make your way down to the beaches of Miami explore New England and New York City, the Carolina coastline, and detour for all kinds of adventures. Before begining your road trip from Boston to Miami you might want to consider a few factors. Figure out how much time (and money) you can spend and what time of year is best to achieve all you hope to do and see. Here is a suggested itinerary, but feel free to follow your own path!
New England to the Nation’s Capital
After checking out all the fantastic attractions of Boston and Cape Cod get on Historic Route 1 towards Rhode Island. Stop for a look around Providence or at the beaches along the scenic coast. If you haven’t filled up on fresh seafood yet be sure have some when you arrive in the town of Mystic, Connecticut. While in the state you will also pass through New Haven where you can tour around the museums of Yale University. When you reach New York City take a day or two to take in the sights before reaching Washington, D.C. Once in the nation’s capital you will probably want to have another couple of days to visit all the major landmarks and make your way through some of the museums, research centers and National Zoo that make up the Smithsonian Institution.
Virginia and the Carolinas
Driving through Virginia, American history unfolds with each mile covered in the state. You can visit our first president’s home of Mount Vernon or the Ferry Farm of his childhood. Get a close feel for what happened during the American Civil War at the historic battle field site in Fredericksburg or learn more about the era at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. From here you can continue on Route 1 to Raleigh, North Carolina, or drive towards the ocean. The shores of the Carolinas are known for their white sand beaches, pretty towns, and world class golf courses. Further down the coast are Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, both cities are vibrant destinations that are especially great for sampling some Lowcountry cuisine.
Crossing the Florida State Line
From Jacksonville link up with the famous A1A coastal highway which you can drive all the way down to Miami. We suggest a stopover in St. Augustine the nation’s oldest permanent European settlement. Here you can relax on 43 miles of pristine beaches or visit sites of historic interest. Next either detour inland to spend time in Orlando and its amusement parks or continue south. Whichever way you arrive to Miami, make sure while you are there to hit the beach, dig into a Cuban sandwich and dance the night away in South Beach.