f you’re looking for interesting ideas for your summer holiday, then why not head to the East Coast of America? It’s steeped in natural beauty, history, and culture, with multiple cool and unique things to see and do, but those are only some of the great reasons to visit.
In fact, here are our top three practical reasons to visit the American East Coast:
Shorter flight times: The majority of people reading this will live closer to the East Coast of the US than the West Coast, which means that flights are significantly shorter. Based on a very quick internet search, flights from London to New York are only 8 hours, compared with 11-and-a-half hours for London to Los Angeles. It also means that flights are significantly cheaper and less environmentally harmful.
Nearer time zone: The East Coast of the US is just five hours ahead of London, which means that you are less likely to get jet lag and much more likely to be able to enjoy all of your holiday without the need to nap for several hours upon landing.
No need for a visa: That’s right, unlike many countries in the world, Brits (and citizens of 37 other countries) don’t need a visa for the US. Instead, all you need is an ESTA, which is cheaper and faster to get. Read more here.
Things to see on the East Coast
- Walt Disney World, Florida: It’s a classic vacation spot that everyone should visit at least once in their lives.
- Atlantic City, New Jersey: This is a mini Las Vegas, but it’s on the waterfront, so when you’re finished playing poker, you can enjoy a dip in the ocean or a stroll along their famous boardwalk.
- Niagara Falls, New York: This is one of the most famous waterfalls in the world and you’ll never feel more immersed in nature than when you’re sailing behind the water or climbing through its caves.