An East Coast Family Road Trip
Picture of family of four walking with skyscrapers

Road trips are a nostalgic way to see America — take a tour of the United States’ historic East Coast (with kids in tow!) for a vacation to remember.

Stop 1: Boston

Kick off your road-trip experience in one of America’s oldest cities. Located across the street from Boston Common, a 50-acre park that marks the start of the Freedom Trail, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston is within walking distance of many must-see sites. Saunter down the city’s charming cobblestone streets or stay put and enjoy the adjoining Equinox Sports Club or Artisan Bistro, which puts a fresh twist on local ingredients. Upgrade to Club Level, which offers a light breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dessert to keep your family fueled throughout the day.

Photo of monument in park.
Stop 2: New York City

There is no shortage of things to do in The City That Never Sleeps. Positioned in a prime location steps away from Fifth Avenue and across the street from Central Park, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is the perfect balance of class and convenience, making it easy to take advantage of all Manhattan has to offer. If you need a break from the hustle and bustle, visit the La Prairie Spa or simply take a stroll through the park.

Central Park and surrounding buildings.
Stop 3: Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love is rooted in history — it’s where the Declaration of Independence was drafted and adopted in 1776; where the Continental Congress made its capital throughout most of the Revolutionary War; home of Benjamin Franklin; and much more. That history continues at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, which was built over 100 years ago as the home of The Girard Trust Company. The hotel lobby still boasts the building’s magnificent marble rotunda, and its former vault can even be used for meetings and special events. Make a reservation at Aqimero to enjoy the exquisite ambiance and delectable dishes prepared on an open-fire grill. 

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Stop 4: Washington, D.C.

It’ll feel like a history lesson at every turn as you explore the seat of the U.S. national government, from wandering Smithsonian museums to touring the iconic monuments on the National Mall. Stay at The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington D.C. to see a different side of the city — instead of federal government buildings, you’ll be surrounded by charming cobblestone streets and historic homes. Cap off the day and toast to a successful family road trip in The Living Room, a cozy lounge, or Degrees Bistro for artisanal dishes and hand-crafted cocktails.

Couple outdoors in courtyard with Georgetown view
Child using telescope to look out of window
a family sitting on the grass in Central Park.
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