Our latest road trip suggestion is a 4-night itinerary along the Atlantic Coast. This trip is recommended for travelers who want to enjoy short driving time, ocean breezes, local stores and eateries, and sand between their toes.

Get ready for a fun beach road trip that will get you away from it all!

1. Annapolis, Maryland (1 Day/Night)Waterfront in Annapolis, MD With Boats

To truly experience Annapolis, you should visit the Naval Museum and walk the beautiful grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy. This road trip stop also provides the opportunity to enjoy historic sights like ornate homes, downtown Annapolis (the old U.S. capital), or stroll the beautiful waterfront as sailboats pass by. If you’re looking for more beautiful Maryland scenery, head to Quiet Waters Park, overlooking the South River.

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2. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware (1 Day/Night)Visitors Enjoying a Typical Day at Rehoboth Beach, DE

The next stop on the Mid-Atlantic Coast Itinerary is Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, about two hours from Annapolis. For a good old-fashioned day at the shore, Rehoboth Beach offers the perfect road trip destination! Complete with an oceanfront boardwalk, fun shops and local restaurants, this is a great place to escape the big city.

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3. Ocean City, Maryland (1 Day/Night)Beach Boardwalk in Ocean City, MD

Get ready, because Ocean City, Maryland is the ultimate Mid-Atlantic beach town just 45 minutes from Rehoboth! Not only will you enjoy miles of beach and boardwalk, but you’ll also find great shopping and dining, golf courses, amusement rides, water sports and more.

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4. Virginia Beach (1 Day/Night)
Lighthouses and Navy Ship in Virginia Beach

The less-than-three-hour drive to Virginia Beach will take you past Chicoteague Bay, so you may want to take a detour to see the wild horses of Assateague Island. Next, you’ll cross the water using the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel that will have you amazed by modern engineering!

Once you arrive in Virginia Beach, you can enjoy beaches and parks, an aquarium, an old lighthouse and more. Learn about Virginia Beach attractions including free things to do and good but cheap restaurants.

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