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Midatlantic Vacation

A mix of beaches, parks and history

When I sat down to plan this state grouping I wasn't overly excited about it. I try to keep all of our vacations to 9 days so we only miss one week of work, but after I started researching I ended up adding an extra day because I found so much I wanted to do and see. This is typical of my planning. Places I forgot exsist or didn't realize were in an area catch my eye. There is so much to see and do in this country I'm not sure I will ever tire of finding new places to visit.

I had originally planned to see Natural Bridge in Virginia but decided to cut that out so we could spend two days in the Historic Triangle, somewhere I didn't even know existed prior to planning this vacation.

If I could have added a few more days I would have routed us through Arlington National Cemetary and spent a day exploring Washington DC. Both Matthew and I have already been to DC, but we are planning to go back at some point in our travel adventures and we will visit Arlington then.

Day 1: Land in Newark, drive to Lewes, DE

Day 2: Visit Lewes, Assateague Island, drive to Virginia Beach

  • WWII Observation Tower

  • Lewes Canalfront

  • Assateague Island

Day 3: Visit Virginia Beach

  • Surf & Rescue Museum

  • Virginia Beach Boardwalk

  • Naval Aviation Monument Park

  • Neptune Park

Day 4: Drive to Jamestowne

  • Historic Jamestowne

  • Jamestowne Settlement

Day 5: Colonial Williamsburg

  • American Revolution Museum

  • Yorktown Battlefield

  • Colonial Williamsburg

Day 6: Shenandoah National Park

  • Skyline Drive

  • Little Stony Man Trail

  • The Dark Hollow Falls Trail

  • Big Meadow

Day 7: Drive to Blackwater Falls, WV

  • Blackwater Falls

  • Elakala Falls

  • Blackwater Falls Lodge

Day 8: Drive to Frederick

  • Mount Olivet Cemetery

  • Monocracy National Battlefield

  • Museum of Civil War Medicine

Day 9: Drive to Atlantic City

  • Boardwalk

  • Atlantic City Beach

  • Steel Pier

Day 10: Fly home

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