1, 2 & 3: New York, NY

Welcome to “The Big Apple!” New York, a mere rock of an island, is the nation’s largest city and commercial center. From Wall Street’s stock exchange to the galleries of SoHo, the sparkling diamond district and the cobblestone streets in the South Street Seaport, New York has something for everyone. Take the ferry to Ellis Island and view the Statue of Liberty, which welcomed immigrants to the land of freedom. Explore the neighborhoods, take in the bright lights of Broadway, shop on Fifth Avenue and eat your way through Chinatown, Little Italy, or New York’s famous deli’s.

3 nights New York.

4, 5 & 6: Philadelphia, PA (103 mi/164 km)

Ride the train to Philadelphia, the East Coast’s second largest City. Explore this marvelous city, home to Independence National Park, with the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court and Independence Hall. Discover the city’s many museums… from the Franklin Institute, with its Futures Center to the Rodin Museum; and from the unusual Mütter Museum of human anatomy to the world-class Museum of Art; the City of Brotherly Love is endlessly eclectic.

3 nights Philadelphia.

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