Ultimate Mid-Atlantic Travel Resource Page

I first joined the mid-Atlantic travel bandwagon after realizing that my limited paid time off wasn’t going as far as I needed it to. Like a bolt of lightning, it hit me that I should fill my weekends with lots of weekend travels in between my bigger trips.

I’ve shared the joys of local travel here on Packed Suitcase and have explored the region at length, and definitely consider myself an impassioned mid-Atlantic expert.

If you’re looking to begin your own exploration of the Mid-Atlantic, here’s all you need to get started.

MID-ATLANTIC TRAVEL RESOURCES:

WHAT EXACTLY IS THE MID-ATLANTIC?:

The mid-Atlantic region encompasses a portion of the eastern coast of the U.S., including the states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. (Some people also consider North Carolina and New York as part of the mid-Atlantic)

MID ATLANTIC

 

WHY TRAVEL IN THE MID-ATLANTIC?

The mid-Atlantic is a vibrant place that’s easy to explore with limited time. Within this region you’ll find:

  • Countless independently-owned and luxurious places to stay
  • Inventive restaurants featuring local specialties and produce
  • Regional wineries/ breweries/ mixology hot-spots
  • Unique experiences
  • Many of the nation’s finest historical landmarks
  • Natural wonders galore

 

THE BEST MID-ATLANTIC CITIES FOR A 1-3 DAY GETAWAY:

Virginia:

Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

 

Maryland:

Solomons Island

Solomons Island, Maryland

 

Delaware:

Holidays in the Brandywine Valley- Hagley- Eleutherian mils 3

The Brandywine Valley

 

Pennsylvania:

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hershey, Pennsylvania

 

West Virginia:

Cass Railroad 1

The Cass Railroad in West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands

 

A little further away:

Grove Park Inn- sunset terrace

On the terrace of the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina

 

MID-ATLANTIC TRAVEL BEST-OF LISTS:

 

NOTABLE MID-ATLANTIC EXPERIENCES:

Pat's vs. Geno's: A Philly

Pat’s vs. Geno’s: A Philadelphia Tradition

 

NOTABLE LUXURY MID-ATLANTIC HOTELS AND RESORTS:

The Lodge at Rimland

The Lodge at Rimland

 

NOTABLE MID-ATLANTIC RESTAURANTS: 

The Alley Light in Charlottesville

The Alley Light in Charlottesville

 

OTHER RESOURCES THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL:

Mid-Atlantic Travel Tourism Boards:

 

Local Travel Basics: