The US is a nation full of varied landscapes, environments and atmospheres. At Select Registry, we’re lucky enough to get to experience much of the country through our many member properties. Each state you visit seems to have its own personality. One of the best ways to explore the US is to take a road trip. To get the most out of such a journey, it is a good idea to pick out a certain region to explore so you can soak in the feeling of that particular area and get the complete experience. If you want to get to know part of the country while being exposed to beautiful places along the way, then you should consider taking an East Coast road trip. Depending which part of the Atlantic coast you want to see, there are several highways, byways, and scenic roads to travel. Here are three great East Coast road trips to get your imagination going!
Depoe Bay, Oregon is known as the whale watching capital of the world. People from all over the west coast flock to the area during migration season to peer on as nearly 18,000 animals move from north to south and back again. Most of the whales that move through the area are gray whales, weighing in at 36 tonnes with a length of nearly 50 feet.
These colossal prehistoric mammals of the sea leave their feeding waters in Alaska for the warmer waters of Baja for breeding. Their epic migration south is over 5,000 miles and takes two or three months of travel, with most whales covering about 75 miles per day. This is the longest known migration of any mammal.
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The Rocky Mountains are a majestic sight that everyone should see at least once in their life. With so much ground to cover, it can be difficult to decide how to start exploring. To get the complete experience of this beautiful part of the US, you might consider taking one of several Rocky Mountain National Park tours. You can have the guidance and knowledge of an expert on the area and make sure you see all the features of the park you want to. Estes Park, Colorado is a great place to stay during your adventures and many tours are based in the town. And with a fantastic Select Registry property in Estes Park, you can’t go wrong with taking one of these Rocky Mountain National Park tours.
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Rocky Mountain National Park Tours from Estes Park
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If you’re someone who likes traveling to historic sites throughout the US, or just taking some time on a vacation to see local landmarks, then you should put a visit to Antietam National Battlefield on your list of must-see destinations. This historic site is located along Antietam Creek in Washington County, Maryland on the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The beauty of the battlefield’s surroundings belies the location’s past. Read on to find out more about Antietam National Battlefield and what you can see and do during your visit.
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History Buffs Should Visit Antietam National Battlefield
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The city of Atlanta, Georgia has so many charms. Residents and visitors to the city get the experience of a large metropolitan area without sacrificing friendly faces and southern charm. One of the most popular parts of the city is Midtown Atlanta. This district is located between Buckhead to the north and Downtown to the south. For cultural attractions in Atlanta, people flock to Midtown to see art galleries, museums, theatrical performances, and live music. The food in this part of the city is also noteworthy. When you’re in Midtown, take a trip to The Varsity for delicious treat and an authentic drive-in experience, because you’re sure to work up an appetite with these 4 fun things to do in Midtown Atlanta this spring.
If you’re looking to take a trip to Maine’s coast, then Kennebunkport should be near the top of your list of possible destinations. Scenic New England Beaches with rocky shorelines, historic sites, and charming town streets await those who visit Kennebunkport. During your getaway to the area you’ll also have the opportunity to experience one of the 5 best places to stay in Kennebunkport, Maine.
The historic town of Norman, OK is known for having been the headquarters of the Santa Fe Railroad after the town expanded exponentially around both the passenger depot and freight station. Norman grew to be one of the largest cities in the entire state and was instrumental in the nationwide expansion of the railroad. The old depot is now a registered historic site and central in the Norman, OK experience.
Being a large destination within the state, and home to the University of Oklahoma, and a great place to stop if driving through the state, there are also numerous restaurants in Norman, OK worth checking out. Here’s a list of some of the most upscale establishments around town:
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Upscale Restaurants in Norman, OK for the Distinguished Palate
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The Alamo in San Antonio
If you’re looking for a new vacation destination, why not head out to the Lonestar State and explore a bit? They say everything is bigger in Texas, so why shouldn’t it follow that the fun is bigger as well? There are so many towns and cities in Texas to visit, so we’re going to explore just a handful to make planning your next getaway a little bit easier. Texas is a state full of adventure, wonderful culture, delicious food, and friendly faces. You’re sure to find all of the above in these cities in Texas.
The beach is undoubtedly one of the top vacation destinations in North America. For generations, families, friends, and solo travelers have headed to the beach for rest, relaxation and recreation. During the cold months of winter, people flock to the coasts to find some respite in the warm sands and sunshine of places such as California or Florida. In the summer heat, a cool dip in the Atlantic or Pacific can be the perfect way soothe yourself. While there are great beaches on both sides of the country (and of course in other countries), but there is something special about the west coast’s beaches. The best west coast beaches often boast rocky shorelines and panoramic views of the Pacific ocean, and long stretches of sand perfect to lay your beach chair on. From the long coast of golden California, up to the rugged shores of Oregon, the best west coast beaches have something to offer everyone.
The northeastern states that make up New England are picturesque no matter the time of year. Whether you’re heading there to breathe in the oranges, reds and yellows of autumn, the white blankets of winter, the thunderstorms of summer or the great spring bloom, you’re sure to find breathtaking pastoral landscapes, charming country villages, and numerous places worth coming back to. As we move into February and the winter begins to feel as though it might be dragging on a little longer than usual, it’s the opportune time to look ahead to what spring in New England holds.