Atlantic Rim MapThe Atlantic Rim is a huge region stretching almost 1,000 miles along the east coast of the USA from New York in the north to Georgia in the south, and from the beaches of the mighty Atlantic Ocean to the Appalachian Mountains in the west. The region features a myriad of manmade and natural sights including the White House, Shenandoah National Park, The Blue Ridge Mountains and numerous War of Independence and Civil War sights.

You’ll discover green-forested mountains, long sandy beaches, civil war battlefields, colonial historical sites, pretty country towns and world-class leisure resorts on your tour. This means that the East Coast really does offer something for everyone.

For more information on our available East Coast Tours click one of the links below.

 ATLANTIC RIM/EAST COAST TOURS
Fly Drive & Self Drive Tours Escorted Coach Tours Sightseeing & Excursions
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The Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

The cultural differences are almost as varied as the scenery as you move from the fast-paced lifestyle of New York City to the laid-back hospitality of the southern states. In between you’ll find the cities of Philadelphia, Washington, D.C, Charleston and Savannah to name but a few. The majority of the East Coast has a climate similar to the UK’s with hot summers and cool winters.

So whether it’s cities, countryside, beaches or theme parks you seek, the Atlantic Rim states of the Eastern USA will have something for you. Our fly drive, rail or escorted coach tours are the perfect way to take in all these experiences. Plus, don’t forget that Just America will be pleased to design and prepare a tailor-made holiday to suit your individual requirements. Just get in touch for more information.

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The Statue of Liberty, New York

Top Locations to Visit on the Atlantic Rim/East Coast

  1. Statue of Liberty
  2. Shenandoah National Park
  3. Lincoln Memorial
  4. Mount Vernon
  5. The US Capitol Building
  6. Biltmore Estate
  7. Savannah Historic District
  8. Gettysburg
  9. Thomas Jefferson’s Home at Monticello
  10. Skyline Drive

For more information check out our Washington, D.C. sightseeing and excursions page

Atlantic Rim/East Coast History

Containing twelve of the original thirteen British colonies in America, the East Coast of the United States holds great historical significance. As the birth place of the modern United States the East Coast was the first stop for almost all colonisers from England who made the intrepid journey across the Atlantic Ocean. With the sea providing such an important lifeline for the new explorers they chose to settle as close to bays and river mouths as possible. This gave birth to cities such as New York, Jacksonville and Annapolis.

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Canon, Maryland

The East Coast’s connection to the 1775 – 1783 War of Independence is also deeply engrained with Philadelphia, Baltimore and Williamsburg playing key roles in the revolutionary movement and eventual continental American victory over the British. Historical sites such as Yorktown, are dotted throughout the Atlantic Rim and are yours to explore.

The East Coast also played host to many key events during the American Civil War of 1861 – 1865, with Richmond, as the Confederate Capital, often the target of huge campaigns by Unionist troops. Maryland was also the location of the first bloodshed of the Civil War during the Baltimore riot of 1861,whilst the first shot of the war was fired at Charleston, South Carolina. Of course, the events that took place within the Atlantic Rim across both the War of Independence and American Civil War are plentiful, varied and impossible to list here.

It’s also important to remember that the history of the East Coast isn’t just limited to warfare. With the political history of Washington, D.C, the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia and the development of equal rights based on race in Baltimore there is plenty more to discover on America’s Atlantic Rim. Our East Coast tours are the perfect opportunity to lose yourself in travelling through some of the most monumental moments in US history.

Contact Just America and let us create your Atlantic Rim self-drive holiday – ATOL & ABTA protected.

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