The East Coast is an exciting region of the United States to travel through. This stretch of 14 states bordering the Atlantic Ocean is full of incredible cities with activities and attractions galore. Whether you’re heading from Florida to Maine or New York to Georgia, this five-day East Coast road trip guide is a must-have during your journey. Read on to explore four places to stop along the way so you can make the most of your trip!
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Top Five-Day East Coast Road Trip Stops
Wilmington is a fantastic play to stop on a five-day East Coast road trip. While most drivers venture past Delaware’s largest city without so much as a second glance, this town provides a quiet and relaxing respite in between Baltimore and Philadelphia. The neighborhood of Montchanin offers guests a charming atmosphere in one of the most beautiful areas in the Mid-Atlantic states. Spend the night here before heading to your next destination, whether it be home or your next stop.
Stay: The Inn at Montchanin Village
Eat: Krazy Kat’s at The Inn at Montchanin Village
Experience: Nemours Estate, The Spa at Montchanin Village, Brandywine Creek State Park
The drive between Richmond and Wilmington is only three and a half hours, but traffic in Washington D.C. and Baltimore will likely extend your trip. Both cities are brimming with attractions, but unless you want to enjoy museums or fresh crab at a waterfront restaurant, we recommend driving through these metropolises. Richmond offers an escape in the heart of a charming city. The downtown area is full of restaurants within walking distance of most hotels. If you want big-city charm in a smaller package, make sure this is on your five-day East Coast road trip itinerary.
Stay: The Berkeley Hotel
Eat: The Cobblestone at the Berkeley, Julep’s, Tarrant’s Cafe
Experience: Belle Isle
If you want to experience the ultimate relaxation on your five-day East Coast road trip, our oasis off I-95 is the place to stay. Abingdon Manor sits in the sleepy town of Latta, SC, where you can treat yourself to long walks along the many beautiful avenues lined with late 19th-century mansions, relax on our well-manicured grounds, and experience culinary delights at our fine dining restaurant.
Stay: Abingdon Manor
Eat: The Dining Room at Abingdon Manor
Experience: Antique Shopping, Spa Relaxation
St. Augustine, Florida
St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States, and you can explore its fascinating history around every corner. Whether you want to enjoy the beautiful Spanish-Colonial architecture, a fort overlooking the Matanzas River, or take a stroll through the Colonial Quarter, there is plenty do here. The drive between St. Augustine and Latta, SC, is over five hours, so this beautiful city is a fantastic place to spend the night on your five-day road trip along the East Coast.
Stay: Casa Monica
Eat: Collage Restaurant
Experience: Castillo de San Marcos, Poseiden Spa, Colonial Quarter
Take a look inside of our stately and refined guest rooms in our oasis. Our Inn provides a unique stay that’s minutes from I-95. It’s a beautiful, relaxing, and safe alternative to the drab motels and hotels along the highway. Treat yourself to something different on your next road trip.
Start planning your journey by booking a room today. We look forward to welcoming you to our Inn!