56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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San Francisco
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Sacramento
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
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Memphis
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Key West
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Chicago
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Cleveland
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Myrtle Beach
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St. Augustine
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Hilton Head
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Charleston
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Washington DC
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Boston
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
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Portland
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Montpelier
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New York City
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take a stroll through SoMa.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco travel route planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to San Francisco is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. In May, San Francisco is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Sacramento

— 3 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to California State Railroad Museum and Iron Hub Winery. Visiting Cosumnes River Preserve and Effie Yeaw Nature Center will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sacramento: Cantiga Wineworks (in Somerset), Windwalker Vineyards (in Fair Play) and Borjon Winery (in Plymouth).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sacramento day trip website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sacramento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Sacramento are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sacramento to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sacramento in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then stroll through La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Diego in May since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 18th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio day trip tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in San Antonio to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and The Peabody Ducks. Let the collections at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and Stax Museum of American Soul Music capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Memphis: Mississippi River State Park (in Marianna) and Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Beale Street.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis visit planning tool.

Getting from San Antonio to Memphis by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in May, expect Memphis to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get in touch with nature at Fort Zachary Taylor and Dry Tortugas National Park. Get some historical perspective at Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Memphis to Key West in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Key West. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Memphis in May since evenings lows in Key West dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Millennium Park and then learn more about the world around you at Field Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chicago journey planner.

Getting from Key West to Chicago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Key West to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Key West in May, you will find days in Chicago are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Cleveland

— 3 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Discover out-of-the-way places like West Side Market and Cedar Point. Step out of Cleveland with an excursion to Castalia Quarry Reserve in Castalia--about 1h 15 min away.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cleveland road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Cleveland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Cleveland, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Cleveland sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Cleveland

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Brookgreen Gardens and then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach. Keep things going the next day: experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and then kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Cleveland to Myrtle Beach by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cleveland in May, with highs in Myrtle Beach at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Augustine

— 3 nights
St. Popular historic sites such as St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Augustine Distillery and St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Change things up with a short trip to Beach at Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach (about 1h 15 min away). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to St. Augustine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hilton Head

— 3 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coligny Beach and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burkes Beach and Hilton Head Island Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Driessen Beach Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head road trip planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Hilton Head in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Sumter National Monument and Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. Explore hidden gems such as Patriots Point and Joe Riley Waterfront Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip planner.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get some cultural insight at Arlington National Cemetery and National Air and Space Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Charleston to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to North End and Plimoth Patuxet. When in Boston, make a side trip to see Crane Beach in Ipswich, approximately Ipswich away. It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Boston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get little chillier in Boston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get some cultural insight at Ship Harbor Nature Trail and St. Saviour's Church :. Escape the urban bustle at Cadillac Mountain and Shore Path. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Eagle Lake Acadia National Park and trek along Beech Mountain Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Bar Harbor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boston in June: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marginal Way Walkway and Wood Island Lighthouse. Visiting Perkins Cove and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Take a break from Portland with a short trip to Ogunquit Beach in Ogunquit, about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland day trip app.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June in Portland, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Montpelier.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Montpelier

— 2 nights
Montpelier is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tea at the Governor's House and then immerse yourself in nature at Camel's Hump. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along The Long Trail and then contemplate the long history of Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Montpelier tour planner.

Drive from Portland to Montpelier in 3.5 hours. June in Montpelier sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Montpelier

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then examine the collection at New York Public Library. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building and then get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City online attractions planner.

You can drive from Montpelier to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montpelier in June; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · 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.

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.