Strange Americana: The Best Roadside Attractions in Northeastern States
Like baseball and apple pie, the cross-country road trip feels very American. After all, each region of the country differs so much, even from those they neighbor. By now, we've seen much of what this country has to offer in terms of bizarre pit stops, from the oddities in the Southeast and the Southwest to those on the West Coast and in the Midwest. Today, we're rounding things off and delving into the roadside attractions that make the Northeast a unique place to visit.
While the upper-Mid-Atlantic and New England certainly have a lot of obvious tourist destinations, from New York City to Cape Cod, there are certainly some lesser-known gems tucked into all that foliage. From a house constructed of paper to a grave with a view, we've rounded up the best and weirdest of the Northeast in this edition of Strange Americana.
Editor's Note: For information on the latest pandemic-related travel requirements and advisories, be sure to check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and official local and state websites. Due to the surge in Delta variant-related cases, all travelers should check into destination requirements regarding mask wearing, quarantine, and COVID-19 testing, even when traveling by car.
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