You are thinking of traveling to New York and spending several days in the Big Apple, the best thing you can do is to get out of the city for 1 or 2 days and visit its surroundings, and when we talk about surroundings is to visit great cities like Washington DC, Philadelphia and Boston, three cities close to New York that are only a few hours away from New York.

So, we recommend you take advantage of the time and launch yourself to live an adventure outside New York, so, here below we share with you some reasons why you should visit cities like Boston, Philadelphia and Washington DC.

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Exploring Washington DC

Escape from New York to visit Washington DC is one of the most exceptional adventures you can live, the capital of the United States is a super impressive city, there, you will see how this city is the perfect mix between science, history and architecture.

Taking a tour to Washington DC will offer you the opportunity to visit unique places like the Washington Monument, better known as the Obelisk, you will also visit the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Monument, you will visit the National Mall, you will see the Reflecting Pool. In addition to the above places, you will also have the opportunity to see the White House and the Capitol, one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, up close.

Something impressive of this tour is the visit to the Arlington Cemetery, a solemn place that pays tribute to the soldiers who fell in different wars, there, is the tomb of John F. Kennedy and the Flame that Never Dies.

The excursion in Washington DC ends in a spectacular way, visiting the Air and Space Museum, one of the most impressive places in the world, this museum has a great collection of airplanes, aircraft and space objects, you will be surprised with everything you will see in this museum.

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Exploring Boston

One of the most spectacular cities you can find in the United States is Boston, the capital of Massachusetts. This city, one of the oldest in the USA, played a very important role in the Independence of the United States, so, it has dozens of historical places to visit, tourist attractions where you will learn a lot of history and that will give you the feeling that you are traveling in time.

Among the places you would visit on a tour of Boston is the Freedom Trail, a long road with several historical sites in the city such as the Paul Revere House, Massachusetts State House, King’s Chapel, Old State House and the famous Faneuil Hall.

The Boston Library

The Boston Library – Source Take New York Tours

On the other hand, taking a tour to Boston offers you the opportunity to enjoy the great gastronomy that exists in the city, its most traditional dishes such as clam chowder or Lobster Roll are some of the dishes you can enjoy.

Did you know that Boston was the first city in the United States to have a subway? The Boston Metro opened in 1897.  Boston is also a student city, as it is home to two of the world’s leading educational institutions, Harvard University and MIT, places you can visit on a trip to Boston.

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Exploring Philadelphia and the Amish Community

Another city just a few hours from New York is Philadelphia, a beautiful metropolis full of history and colonial architecture that will captivate you. Taking a tour to Philadelphia is spectacular, visiting historic sites such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

Philadelphia is popular for its architecture, neighborhoods like Old Town today preserve houses over 100 years, is in this neighborhood where Elfreth’s Alley is the oldest residential street in the United States, a beautiful place and which is historical heritage of the nation.

Tour Washington and Philadelphia

Tour Washington and Philadelphia

Another place to visit on a tour of Philadelphia is the Philadelphia Museum of Art, there are the famous stairs where the film Rocky was filmed, this is one of the most popular places in the city, a must see if you are in the City of Brotherly Love.

Finally, after visiting Philadelphia the road will take you to the Lancaster region, home to one of the largest Amish communities in North America and a place where you can see up close how the Amish live away from modern technology. Visiting this region is wonderful, you will board an authentic Amish carriage for a ride through the county’s vast green fields and also visit an Amish Market where you can taste different dishes of their cuisine.

Now, that you know a little more about the cities that are close to New York and which you can go visit, tell us, which one would you visit first?