Planning Your Next Road Trip Along the East Coast

If road trips with breathtaking views are on your bucket list, look no further than the East Coast. Full of history, culture, and activities for every age, you could spend an entire month traveling along the East Coast and still not be able to fit everything in.

So, where to begin? We have you covered. We have provided a snapshot of some of our favorite places in each state, including things you don’t want to miss.

The 14 States That Make Up the East Coast:

  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Florida 

See the Sun First in Maine

Bar Harbor / Mount Desert Island, Maine Map

If you are planning your first trip to Maine, knowing where to start is half the battle. Depending on your day, we highly recommend spending the day at Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor. With 47,000 acres of unforgettable views, it is also one of the first places in the United States to see the sunrise each day.

Other recommendations include visiting the L.L. Bean flagship store near Portland and grabbing a lobster roll in Kennebunkport. Maine is widely known for its lobster, and if you are a seafood fan, having a Maine lobster roll should be on your bucket list. If you haven’t found the perfect souvenir during your trip, check out our Maine wood chart in our East Coast map collection.

Our Maine Wood Maps

A Stop in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Coast 3-D Nautical Wood Chart, Large

Lake Winnipesaukee is the perfect destination for all anglers. With a wide array of fish to catch and a diverse area to swim and camp, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy! Soak in the views while soaking up time with each other.

The lake is about 200 acres, can only be accessed by boat, and is perfect for unplugging from your day-to-day. Grab a Lake Winnipesaukee wood chart to remind you of your unforgettable trip.

New Hampshire Wood Maps Include:

East Coast Favorite Massachusetts

Cape Cod, Massachusetts 3-D Nautical Wood Chart, Large

While planning an East Coast road trip, Massachusetts should be on your list. Start by spending a few days on Cape Cod, hitting the beach, browsing antiques, and going on a whale-watching tour. Next, take a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard for good eats and one-of-a-kind shops.

Another ferry option is the ferry ride to Nantucket. Nantucket is filled with flora, fauna, friendly people, and an unforgettable atmosphere. With plenty of food and drink options, lodging accommodations, and places to shop, you won’t want to leave. Finally, Boston Harbor is a must-visit if you can fit it in! Spend the day checking out the New England Aquarium, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and, if you have kiddos in tow, the Boston Children’s Museum!

Commemorate your trip with an East Coast wood map from one or all of your favorite spots during your visit!

Massachusetts Wood Maps:

Why Visit Rhode Island?

Narragansett / Newport, Rhode Island 3-D Nautical Wood Chart, Large

Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it has a lot to offer. You need at least three days to explore everything Block Island has to offer. Spend day one at the beach, the next day hiking and exploring the many lighthouses on the island, and your last day exploring the restaurants and shops.

If you aren’t up for island life, we recommend visiting Narragansett or Newport. Both have exquisite views and unforgettable food. So whether it’s touring the mansions in Newport or spending the day at the beaches in Narragansett, don’t forget to buy a wood chart of your new favorite place.

Wood Maps of Rhode Island

Stunning Views in Connecticut

Long Island Sound, 3-D Nautical Wood Chart, Medium

Connecticut is another state with stunning water views. Noticing a pattern? Spend the day fishing, swimming, or just sitting by the water, soaking up the sun and the views that go with it. The Long Island Sound is Connecticut’s largest and most important natural resource, with more than eight million people living along the Sound. So, if you are planning on visiting a friend who lives along the Sound, our wood chart makes the perfect gift!

Wood Maps of Places in Connecticut:

See it all in New York

Great Lakes 3-D Nautical Wood Chart, Large

While New York City may be known as the city that never sleeps, the entire state is lively and full of places to visit and things to do. Our Great Lakes wood chart is one of our most popular wood maps for a reason. So, if you have a chance to plan a full trip to the Great Lakes or just fit it in, you won’t regret it.

Other activities on every tourist list include visits to Times Square, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Station, and the amazing number of museums throughout the state. If a quieter trip is more your speed, planning a trip to any of the lakes in New York for kayaking, swimming, and canoeing will be the perfect trip.

New York Wood Maps

The Jersey Shore and More in New Jersey

Cape May, New Jersey 3-D Nautical Wood Chart, Small

When talking about the Jersey Shore, we aren’t talking about the TV show. But, for those looking for a new beach house, you’ve found the right spot. Decorate your new summer home with one of our East Coast wood maps and enjoy everything the Shore has to offer.

Another amazing Jersey destination is Cape May. Surrounded by Victorian-style houses, restaurants, and unique shops, Cape May is a popular destination for a reason. It also offers several activities for guests, including bike rentals, air tours, and sky diving. So don’t waste another minute and start planning your next New Jersey adventure today.

 New Jersey Souvenir Wood Maps

Unforgettable Visit to Delaware

Delaware Bay 3-D Nautical Wood Chart, Large

Delaware Bay is home to the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, a place filled with charming seafood restaurants, unforgettable dessert shops, amusement rides, and events. There is something for everyone on the Boardwalk, and while you can find just about any souvenir there, our Delaware Bay wood map would be a perfect addition to your home décor that will keep you dreaming about your next visit.

Delaware Wood Map

A Stop on the Boardwalk in Maryland

Ocean City is a resort town that has continued to thrive and grow. With miles of beaches and a boardwalk filled with restaurants, hotels, shops, and even theme park attractions, Ocean City is a great place for a family vacation. Check out the tour boats or rent a kayak to have some fun in the water. Our Ocean City wood chart is full of detail and is a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or someone close to you.

Wood Maps of Maryland:

Something for Everyone in Virginia

While Norfolk may not be the first place you think of when someone mentions Virginia, there is plenty to explore when planning your trip. Norfolk is home to historical attractions, museums, restaurants, and retail stores. A walkable city, Norfolk visitors love learning about the locale’s history and experiencing all it has to offer without having to set foot in a vehicle. Norfolk is also home to the world’s largest naval base. Our laser engraved 3D map details each part of this city and can be purchased as a gift, souvenir, or piece of home décor.

Wood Map of Virginia

North Carolina's Islands and More

Lake Norman, North Carolina 3-D Nautical Wood Chart, Large

The Outer Banks are barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina and are home to several tourists year-round. While the most popular season is summer, there is something for everyone, whether it’s families, couples, or adventure seekers. Choose from several homes to rent along the Outer Banks based on your vacation goals.

Whether it’s a private beach and pool all to yourself, an Airbnb in the heart of a town, or a place more secluded in the woods, you can plan your dream vacation for whatever you’re in the mood for. For the adventure seekers, the Outer Banks has it all, from kayaking and jet skiing to parasailing, airplane tours, and more. The Outer Banks wood map highlights the waterways in intricate detail, is etched in Baltic birch, and is a great option to commemorate your trip.

Wood Charts of North Carolina

Popular Destinations in South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina 3-D Nautical Wood Chart, Large

South Carolina is famous for many things, but these three locations are the most popular destinations. Hilton Head is most widely known for its stunning beaches and world-class golf courses and has continued to be voted one of the best vacation destinations in the world. Only housing around 40,000 full-time residents a year, Hilton Head plays host to about 2.5 million visitors each year.

Charleston, South Carolina, is another popular destination for tourism. The city boasts a romantic appeal and has restaurants, shopping, and a level of charm that continues to draw new and old visitors year after year. Book a walking tour, learn about the local history, and soak up everything the culture has to offer.

Myrtle Beach is a vacation resort with a 60-mile string of beaches and celebrity-designed golf courses. It also features a boardwalk with arcades, souvenir stands, and restaurants. The area offers dolphin cruises, deep-sea fishing, and other water sports.

No matter which one of these places you choose, you will not be disappointed. Don’t forget to purchase one of our East Coast wood maps and bring those memories home with you forever.

Wood Souvenir Maps of South Carolina

Historical Trip to Georgia

Savannah, Georgia 3-D Nautical Wood Chart, Large

One of the best things about Savannah is the rich history it offers. Home to one of the largest National Historic Landmarks and the oldest and first-planned city in the U.S., there is so much to learn. Savannah is known as one of the most affordable cities and greatest places to retire, so begin planning your trip today.

Take one of the trolley tours or spend the day at Forsyth Park. Visit the site of the Forrest Gump movie, walk the 19th-century cobblestone streets, and admire the well-preserved architecture. If you haven’t been before, we highly recommend a trip. Don’t forget to purchase our Savannah, Georgia wood chart that brings a bit of the city’s rich history right to your home!

Georgia Coast and Savannah Wood Maps

Florida has Something for Everyone

Florida Keys, Florida 3-D Nautical Wood Chart, Medium

Florida has a little something for everyone, and we have a wood chart for those places, too! Depending on what you are looking to do in Florida, besides soaking up the sun, there is something for every age. Spend your time at the beaches or visiting some of the state parks, or spend a few days in Tampa visiting the zoo, aquarium, and Busch Gardens.

For those who love to golf, we recommend a visit to Naples to play on their high-end golf courses. Naples is also great for shopping, fishing, and dolphin sightseeing! If you are looking for a slower pace, Longboat Key offers everything you could need without the fast-paced environment, traffic, and nightlife.

If we listed all the best parts of Florida, we would be here forever, but trust us that it would be the perfect way to end your East Coast road trip. No matter where you choose to go, don’t forget to purchase your East Coast wood map to hang in your home.   

Lakes of Wood and Souvenirs of Florida

Start planning your road trip today or make a trip once a year as you explore everything the stunning East Coast has to offer. Whether it’s food, adventure, or relaxation you are looking for, every one of these states will not disappoint. Our collection of East Coast maps offers something for everyone.

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