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As the oldest part of the country, the corner of the U.S. that includes the New England states, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania is home to thousands of attractions. And because the region is geographically small, compared to the rest of the country, attractions in the Northeast are an easy drive from almost anywhere in the area. In particular, the Northeast boasts an abundance of historical sites and beautiful beaches. [text_ad]  Some of the most well-known Northeast tourist destinations include Boston sites such as the Old North Church, Fanieul Hall, the Freedom Trail and Fenway Park. Outside of Boston, travelers can take road trips to Acadia National Park in Maine; the White Mountains of New Hampshire; Newport, R.I. and the many beaches of Cape Cod, including Cape Cod National Seashore, among many other Northeast destinations. New York City is of course a destination all by itself, with attractions ranging from Radio City Music Hall to numerous professional sports stadiums to Coney Island and the Metroplitan Museum of Art. Outside the city, day trips take travelers to places such as Long Island, with its many beaches, parks, gardens, historic sites and museums. Longer trips from New York City include West Point, the Roosevelt home and Rhinebeck Aerodrome in the Hudson Valley; the Jersey Shore towns, Cape May, and Six Flags Adventures in New Jersey; and the covered bridges of Bucks County, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and amusement parks such as Sesame Place and Hershey Park in Pennsylvania. Also, things to see in upstate New York include Boldt Castle in the 1000 Islands, Howe Caverns in Schoharie County and the stunning Corning Museum of Glass. Connecticut day trips from New York include Mystic Seaport, casinos at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun and historic Hartford.

Holiday Highlights

Fun Places to Visit in the Northeast for the Holidays

December 02, 2021. Sarah Hopkins

There’s no place like the Northeast for holiday fun. Revisit a favorite tradition or start a new one in a city near you.

National Parks

5 Iconic American Road Trips

June 26, 2018. AAA Staff

Hit the road on one of these amazing routes to get a real feel for all America has to offer.

Homeowner's Insurance

Hurricane Preparedness Guide

June 26, 2018. AAA Staff

Learn how to prevent damage to your home, how to stay safe during a storm, when to evacuate and so much more.

National Parks

102 National Park Attractions: America’s Most Awe-Inspiring Natural Wonders and Historic Monuments

May 25, 2018. AAA Staff

From sea to shining sea, America the Beautiful has one of the richest and most diverse landscapes in the world. Discover over 100 of the most impressive national park attractions.

Health & Fitness

Live a Healthier Life: Eat Better, Stay Active and Reduce Stress

April 24, 2018. AAA Staff

Get on the track to a healthier you with this helpful health and fitness guide from Your AAA.

Homeowner's Insurance

42 Home Improvement Projects: And How to Protect Your Biggest Investment

March 05, 2018. AAA Staff

Learn fun DIY renovation projects and how to protect your biggest investment – your home – with this free guide from Your AAA.


Nail Your Next Ocean Cruise: The Definitive Guide to Planning and Enjoying a Vacation at Sea

January 31, 2018. AAA Staff

Set sail on the vacation of a lifetime with the helpful tips inside this free Your AAA guide to ocean cruising.


Fun Places to Visit in the Northeast: 202 Road Trips from New York and Boston

August 03, 2017. AAA Staff

In the Northeast, you’re surrounded by hundreds of incredible places to visit, sights to see, fun activities to enjoy – all within easy driving distance from wherever you live.