Top East Coast Tours for the Winter Season: Top Three Cities To Visit
When you want to make the most out of your short vacation in the United States and see as many attractions and landmarks as humanly possible, the major cities in the East Coast have plenty to offer travelers. Some of the top East Coast tours this winter are trips to DC, Philadelphia, and New York. Perfect for tourists who are pressed for time but don’t want to miss out on the best tourist gems, these tours afford travelers the chance to see what these major cities are like when they’re all decked out for Christmas.
#1: Washington DC
As the capital of the United States, Washington DC is dotted with must-see historical and heritage sites like the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. In the winter, the city takes on a different charm with snow-capped trees, twinkling lights, and holiday trimmings all around. This is also the only time you can see the National Christmas Tree near the White House, a holiday tradition that has been going on for over 90 years; since the time of President Calvin Coolidge.
Next, visit one of the country’s oldest symbols of freedom and justice in Philly, the Liberty Bell, and take a selfie! Take in the dramatic moment when Colonel John Nixon gathered the people of Philadelphia back in 1776 to read the Declaration of Independence. The Independence Hall where the Liberty Bell can be found also has a museum honoring Philadelphia’s own Benjamin Franklin. If you love to shop, you’ll love Philly even more during the winter because holiday shopping here is tax-free! While you’re here, don’t forget to participate in the holiday cheer by watching the light shows and firework displays, which are a treat all to themselves. Philadelphia is also home to the famous Christmas Village where over 1.5 million Christmas lights are used to create a sparkling winter wonderland.
#3: New York
The city that never sleeps—even in winter! Before you hit the hundreds of shops and restaurants in the Big Apple, whether at Fifth Avenue NYC, Rockefeller Center, or Times Square, make sure to go on a Statue of Liberty cruise first to snap a breathtaking photo of the Manhattan skyline. If you’re still hung over from the scenic views, the Niagara Falls should be your next stop, where you can catch the Spirit of the Mist Show. To cap off your memorable trip to New York, take even more selfies with your favorite celebrities and VIPs at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
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