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Explore East Coast USA
Eastern Highlights

The place name 'East Coast' derives from the idea that the contiguous 48 states are defined by two major coastlines, one at the western edge and one on the eastern edge. Other terms for referring to this area include the 'Eastern Seaboard' ('seaboard' being American English for coast), 'Atlantic Coast', and 'Atlantic Seaboard' (because the coastline lies along the Atlantic Ocean).The 14 states that have a shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean are, from north to south, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. In addition, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia border tidal arms of the Atlantic.

'New York' - It is sometimes forgotten that New York is a state as well as a city. A famous city at that, New York City is the urban star where visitors can enjoy the view from the Empire State Building, flex plastic in the fabulous shops of Fifth Avenue and beyond, take in a show on Broadway, get up close to fine art at MOMA and find superb food of every type and every price, everywhere from Hell’s Kitchen to Brooklyn. This is a state of colossal beauty. The Hudson Valley is a scenic sibling of New England; it shelters the Hudson River, as well as the state capital Albany, in leafy fashion. In the north-west of the state lie the Finger Lakes – 11 elongated bodies of water, hugely picturesque, with a fantastic wine region offering. Buffalo, meanwhile, is the gateway to the international icon of Niagara Falls.

'Washington' - ashington D.C. is a fascinating city for tourism – not least along the National Mall. This two-mile grassy strip plays host to some of America’s most notable landmarks: the towering obelisk of the Washington Monument; the splendid carved stone of the Lincoln Memorial; the solemn remembrance of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The National Mall also boasts the Smithsonian Institution – widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest museums – where the likes of the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History and the American Art Museum are not just fascinating but free to visit. Other attractions include Georgetown, a lovely historic district in the north-west of the city, whose redbrick houses dates to the 18th century, and U Street, an avenue of bright lights and people north of the centre, where you can find excellent restaurants and bars.

'Philadelphia' - Philadelphia rings with history – literally in the case of the Liberty Bell, one of the classic symbols of American independence now housed at the Liberty Bell Center. Founded in 1682, America’s fifth most populous city is full of attractions, from the colonial heritage of the Old City, to the bars and restaurants of South Philly – where visitors can try the city’s famous culinary invention, the Philly Cheesesteak (a long steak-and-cheese sandwich). Philadelphia sits in the south-east of the state, but has a rival to the west in Pittsburgh – which also offers an excellent restaurant scene, plus high culture in the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Museum (the Pop Art icon was born in Pittsburgh in 1928).

'Boston' - Boston, ‘America’s Walking City’, is a great place to experience USA city life – particularly college life thanks to its close proximity to Harvard University. Visitors can enjoy a city bike tour, grab a bite to eat at the USA’s oldest restaurant, the Union Oyster House, catch a baseball game at iconic Fenway Park (home to the Boston Red Sox), and head to Lansdowne Street for bars, nightlife and live music.

Cities
New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston
Things to do
  • Big Cities
  • National Parks
  • Fabulous Food
  • Architecture
  • Museums
  • Art & Craft
  • Skyline Views
  • History
  • Monuments
  • Religious Buildings
  • Gardens
  • Theme Parks
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Nightlife
  • Shooping
Cuisine
  • Local Famus Food - Cheesecake, Pizza, Burgers, Chikens Wings, Bagel, Pastrami, Corned beef, Baked pretzels, New York-style Italian ice.
Costs
  • Budget: $150–250
  • Room in a midrange hotel: $80–200
  • Lunch from a cafe or food truck: $6–10
  • Travel on public transit: $2–4
  • Dinner in a popular restaurant: $20–40
  • Car hire per day: from $30
Visa
  • The traveler must select their location in India and start their visa application on the official website of the US Consular Electronic Application Centre.
  • They must fill up the DS-160 Visa application form. It is mandatory to answer every query mentioned in the application form.
  • They must sign the application form electronically and submit it after uploading a passport-size picture with it.
  • The applicant is allowed to pay the visa processing fee within 48 hours post submission of the form. They can pay the fee via internet banking.
  • Once the form is submitted, the applicant is advised to take a print of the DS-160 confirmation page that contains the barcode. This document should be kept safely until the traveler reaches the USA.
  • Following the submission, the applicant has to attend two interviews. So, they must book appointments soon after submitting their visa application.
  • The first interview is held to collect the applicant's fingerprints and photograph. This is a brief process that doesn't take more than 10 minutes. Applicants are always advised to reach a little earlier than their scheduled time slots.
  • The second and more important interview is held to get more information about the applicant. During this interview, phones, electronic gadgets, and any kind of bags are not allowed inside the room of the interviewer. The applicant is allowed to step inside only with their forms and documents.
  • During the second interview, the immigration officer enquires about how the applicant is going to fund their trip, about the duration of their trip, and their purpose of visit to the USA. The result of the interview is given out at the spot by the immigration officer.
  • An Indian traveler seeking a Tourist Visa to the USA has to carry the following documents during the second interview:
  • Original valid passport. The applicant must carry all the old and expired passports also to the interview. Also, the current passport must have validation for at least 6 months beyond the applicant's expected date of arrival in the USA.
  • Soft as well as the hard copy of the passport-size photograph taken as per the specification.
  • Visa application DS-160 with a stamp from the Visa Application Centre (VAC) on the confirmation page.
  • Proof of payment of visa fee in the form of a valid receipt.
  • The interviewer would want to confirm that an applicant is a legitimate person who meets all the requirements for the Tourist Visa. Hence, the applicant will have to carry a valid identity proof and must have a valid reason to visit the USA.
  • The applicant will have to present documents proving that they have sufficient funds to pay for their trip to the USA.
  • The applicant will have to prove that they have strong ties back in India that will show that they have a strong reason to come back to their country after the completion of the trip.
  • Proof stating the purpose of the trip and intent to leave the USA after the trip is over.
  • Detailed and complete itinerary with plans and dates.
  • Proof of sufficient funds (copy of passbook and bank statement).
  • A copy of last year's tax payment, PAN card, Aadhaar card, and TAX ID.
  • Business card (if the applicant has one).
  • Invitation letters or cards from relatives inviting the applicant to the USA.
  • If the applicant is employed, they have to get a letter of employment from their employer.
  • If the applicant is a government employee, they will have to submit a NOC.
  • If the applicant is a businessman, they will have to present a proof of the ownership of their business.
  • The visa application fee for an Indian applicant is approximately Rs.10,880. The applicant can pay the visa application fee through bank electronic payment via NEFT, IMPS, or over the counter payment with cash at Axis or Citibank branches. (Note: The visa application fee changes according to the foreign exchange rate. It is non-refundable and non-transferable.)
  • Applicants with no criminal background are preferred to the ones with a history in crimes of any kind.
Season to Visit
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • septemeber
  • October

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 06 Days - 10 Days

Known For
  • New York
  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
  • Central Park
  • Neighborhood Rambling
  • Broadway & Times Square
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • The High Line
  • Empire State Building
  • One World Observatory
  • Buffalo
  • Rochester
  • Niagara Falls
  • Long Island
  • Washington DC
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • National Art Gallery
  • White House
  • Capitol Hill
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Ben’s Chili Bowl
  • National Archives
  • Philadelphia
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Barnes Faoundation
  • Reading Terminal Market
  • Fairmount Park
  • City Hall
  • South 9th Street Italian Market
  • Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Mural Art Program
  • Philadelphia's Magis Garden
  • Boston
  • Feedome Trail
  • Fenway Park
  • Copley Square
  • Harvard Square
  • Charles River Esplanade
  • Museum Of Fine Art
  • North End
  • Boston Harbour Island
  • Beacon Hill
  • Rose Kennedy Greenway
Areas to Visit
  • New York
  • Niagara Falls
  • Philadelphia
  • Washigton Dc
  • Boston

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