Explore Cities Along the Northeast Corridor

Explore Cities Along the Northeast Corridor

Did you know that over 750,000 trips are taken along the Northeast Corridor each day? Passengers use trains like the Acela or Northeast Regional to get to major cities (and smaller towns!) along the East Coast for work, school, weekends of fun, or family visits.

We’ve got some highlights for you to check out on your next trip to Boston, Richmond, and places in-between. Below are a few of our recommendations, but be sure to explore them on your own and report back to us your favorite restaurants, shops, and cultural sites!

  • Boston: This stately city has it all. Known as the epicenter of America’s brain trust, Boston boasts some pretty impressive institutions of higher learning. After you’ve strolled around Harvard Yard, grab a delicious lobster roll at Neptune’s Oyster, cruise the Charles River and take in the skyline on a water taxi, and check out some of Beantown’s adorable independent bookstores, like Brattle Book Shop.
  • New York: Get into a New York state of mind and experience the unbeatable energy of the Big Apple. For those looking for a chic NYC breakfast experience, check out Balthazar to see why it’s been called “one of the most spectacular places to enjoy brunch in New York City.” Afterwards, take a cruise down the Hudson on the Statue of Liberty Express for some prime picture taking of Lady Liberty, and don’t forget to check out Top of the Rock for some more stunning views.
  • Philadelphia: Hear freedom ring in the City of Brotherly Love with a stop at the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Settle the cheesesteak wars with a visit to Geno’s and Tony Luke’s to see who has the best hometown snack, followed by a visit to some Philly’s fantastic museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art (don’t forget to grab a selfie on the Rocky steps!).
  • Baltimore: Charm City will do just that. Check out the picturesque harbor-side neighborhood of Fell’s Point, or the historical vibe of Mt. Vernon. Climb to the top of the original Washington monument (sorry, DC) to see the city, stop by the cool underground lounge Sugarvale for some craft cocktails, and don’t forget the free Walters Art Museum. End the day with a stroll along Inner Harbor, or a little hike up Federal Hill – the panoramic city views are totally worth it.
  • Washington, D.C.: Visit the Newseum for some great interactive exhibits on the First Amendment, or head to POV on the top of the W Hotel for a great cocktail and some bird’s eye views of the White House. See the monuments by moonlight, then visit a DC foodie fixture, Old Ebbitt Grill. You might even see your Senator in the next booth!
  • Richmond: Head down South with us for hidden gems like Proper Pie Co., a Richmond favorite for sweet and savory pies. Enjoy high tea at the historic Jefferson Hotel, or take a canal ride through the city. Soak up some Civil War history at Malvern Hill Battlefield, then enjoy some Southern soul food at Mama J’s Kitchen. End the day with a visit to the Blue Bee Cider’s tasting room. Cheers!

Let us know on Twitter which cities you plan on exploring. Oh, and don’t forget to sign up for the latest NEC sales. All aboard!