Vacation Stories

East Coast

Famous landmarks, beautiful drives and rich history come standard on an East Coast vacation. Explore must-see places (like the U.S. Capitol), unforgettable things to do (see NYC from Lady Liberty's crown) and the best food to eat (lobster ice cream — yes, it's a thing).

  • Philadelphia Vacations for Families, Couples and Friends

    A Philadelphia vacation is a great option for any occasion. Learn about visiting Philadelphia with kids, fun things for couples to do, and other info from Alamo. Read More...

  • Explore Buffalo, New York: What to See and Do

    Buffalo may not be the first place you think of when planning a vacation to New York, but it soon could be. Read More...

  • Vacation Activity Sheets: Washington, D.C.

    Print or download these three activity sheets to your mobile device to keep kids of all ages engaged and informed throughout your family’s upcoming D.C. adventure. Read More...

  • 7 Things for Families to See and Do in New York City

    If you’ve ever Googled “things for families to do in New York City,” the results probably overwhelmed you. Read More...

  • Top 5 Attractions in Charlotte, NC

    Whether you love NASCAR or finding your thrills at the amusement park, Charlotte, North Carolina has plenty of destinations that will get you revved up. Read More...

  • Amazing Mid-Atlantic Drives and Day Trips

    The mid-Atlantic region of the United States encompasses beautiful drives along the coast and through hills that will connect you to the nation’s history in many memorable ways. Read More...

  • Planning the Ultimate Washington, DC Family Vacation

    For many American families, a trip to our nation’s capital ranks near the top of the “travel” bucket list. Read More...

  • Don't Get (Tourist) Trapped: How Your Family Can Visit New York Like a Local

    Those who live in NYC know that the real sign of spring isn't blooming flowers, it's sidewalks sprouting with kids. Read More...

  • More than the Falls: How a Family Vacations In and Around Niagara Falls

    When you think of the “classic” family vacation, you maybe think of loading the kids into the station wagon for a week-long road trip to Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon. Read More...

  • Explore History: 5 Driving Tours of Civil War Battlefields

    The farms and pastures of rural Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania may look peaceful today, but 150 years ago they bore witness to the American Civil War. Read More...

  • 5 Beach Destinations Near Washington, D.C.

    Looking to escape the heat of the nation’s capital? Cool down at one of these beaches near DC, an easy and driveable summer weekend getaway! Read More...

  • Driving from Boston to D.C.: Your One-Way Guide

    For an unforgettable vacation full of history, culture, winding roads and lovely scenery, begin driving from Boston on your one-way trip to our nation’s capital. Read More...

  • An Insider’s Guide to Visiting Washington, D.C.

    Washington, D.C. is filled with tons of things to see and do, including world-class museums, architecture and restaurants. But as every good politician knows, it’s helpful to have a Plan B in case Plan A doesn’t pan out. So, we’ve created A and B suggestions for each leg of your trip. Read More...

  • What to See and Do in Boston and Cape Cod

    Make the most of a Massachusetts vacation with this guide to both the historical charms of Boston and the relaxing coastal vibes of Cape Cod. Read More...