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Old 04-09-2008, 11:50 AM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Depends of course if you're more interested in natural or man-made sights.

If you like museums/history I'd spend a few days in DC, The Smithsonian, Air & Space Museum, art museums, all conveniently located on The Mall.
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Being an East Coast girl, and now also in NM, I'd recommend heading along the Jersey shore for part of your trip north. Cape May is beautiful, and has wonderful architecture, great B&B's to stay in and since you're by the beach, seafood and other places to eat. You can always go up the coast, (Ventnor is also beautiful, as is Long Beach Island) and Atlantic City is fun, if for no other reason than that kitsch (sp?) factor. You can get back to the Jersey Turnpike and points north via the Garden State Parkway.

If you find yourself in Rhode Island, take a detour to go to Block Island. You have to take a ferry over, but it's a wonderful place to visit. No (or very few) cars are allowed. Small B&B's, again great food and beautiful beaches to walk along.

I don't know if you'll be giving yourself enough time. There are just so many places to see.
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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I think that will be a nice road trip for you. I liked Hilton Head Island quite a bit although the last time i went in 2000, it was very busy. Ive always wanted to do those Outer Islands of North Carolina as i hear its beautiful and historic . Bar Harbor sounds good and i know some people who loved it. You can take the Ferry over to Nova Scotia from Bar Harbour and tour it. Youll have some nice lobster in Maine. Enjoy and post your results.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:13 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Some must-see places in New England:

Rhode Island
Newport (if you're coming from the west, it's nice to drive through Narragansett and then cross the bridge to Jamestown (which is a lovely place to explore) and then cross the next bridge to Newport)
Wickford

Massachusetts
Boston
Salem
Ipswich
Newburyport

New Hampshire
Portsmouth
The Lakes Region (if you can, check out Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough as well as Meredith and Sandwich)
White Mountains (especially route 112 between Lincoln and Conway, and the Mt. Washington auto road)

Maine
Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth
Wiscasset
Damariscotta
Pemaquid Point
Camden (drive up Mt. Battie for an incredible view)
Acadia
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