15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
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Philadelphia
— 1 day
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Cape May
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Baltimore
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
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Newport
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
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Portsmouth
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Boston
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Hartford
— 1 night
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Stowe
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Philadelphia — 1 day

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally stroll around Franklin Square.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia tour itinerary builder.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cape May.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Cape May — 1 night

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Cape May Bird Observatory, then relax in the rural setting at Jersey Shore Alpacas, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cape May driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Philadelphia to Cape May in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, you will find days in Cape May are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wilmington.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trip

Wilmington — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, then go for a walk through Longwood Gardens, and finally get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Wilmington travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Wilmington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Baltimore.
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Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks
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Baltimore — 1 night

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, then try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Baltimore travel app.

Take a train from Wilmington to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Harpers Ferry.
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Parks · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

Harpers Ferry — 1 night

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Appalachian National Scenic Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Antietam National Battlefield, and then contemplate the long history of The Point.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Harpers Ferry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Harpers Ferry when traveling from Baltimore in May, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Asheville.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
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Asheville — 1 night

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 31st (Tue), take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Asheville travel planner.

You can fly from Harpers Ferry to Asheville in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Savannah.
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Savannah — 1 night

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, then examine the collection at SCADstory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally stroll around Forsyth Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savannah trip builder site.

Getting from Asheville to Savannah by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Asheville in May; daily highs in Savannah reach 83°F and lows reach 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Charleston.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Charleston — 1 night

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston online travel planner.

You can take a train from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Charleston sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Williamsburg.
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Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Williamsburg — 1 night

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne and then contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg travel planning website.

Getting from Charleston to Williamsburg by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Charleston in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Williamsburg, with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Newport.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Newport — 1 night

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Newport Car Museum and then learn the secrets of beer at Rhode Island Red Food Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Williamsburg to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Newport is little chillier than Williamsburg - with highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Bar Harbor.
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 1 night

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain and then hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor holiday maker site.

Fly from Newport to Bar Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newport in June: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 68°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth — 1 night

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 6th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Flag Hill Distillery & Winery and then indulge your taste buds at New Hampshire Brews Cruise.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Portsmouth by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bar Harbor in June, expect nights in Portsmouth to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Boston.
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Boston — 1 night

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and finally walk around Boston Common.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Portsmouth to Boston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Hartford.
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Historic Sites · Parks
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Hartford — 1 night

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at New Britain Museum of American Art, then walk around Northwest Park, and then don't miss a visit to Connecticut Fallen Firefighters Memorial.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hartford vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Boston to Hartford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stowe.
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Stowe — 1 night

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
On the 9th (Thu), stroll through Stowe Recreation Path, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and then admire the sheer force of Moss Glen Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Stowe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hartford to Stowe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Hartford in June, things will get a bit cooler in Stowe: highs are around 74°F and lows about 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

4.2
Casinos · Specialty Museums · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.
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New Jersey travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.
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Delaware travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.
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Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.
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West Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.
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North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.
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Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.
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South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.
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Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.
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Rhode Island travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.
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Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.
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New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Geologic Formations · Ski Areas · Theme Parks
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.
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Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Art Museums · Nightlife
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.
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Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.
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Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Historic Sites
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.
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