My wife, my baby son and I are heading to the US for a little over weeks in August. We're spending 5 nights in New York, 5 nights in Boston and then we have 11-12 days left. At present we're planning on going to Washington D.C. from Boston by train and then staying for say 5 nights but then what?
One idea was to hire a car and drive along the Skyline Drive and stay in the Shenandoah Park. Or perhaps even make it as far as the Great Smoky Mountain NP. Or we could head to the Chesapeake Bay or the coast.
Has anybody got any suggestions? Should we hire a car and go for a road trip or are there alternative places to see without a car?
After two weeks of cities we're probably looking to drop the pace a little and although we like hiking we're not great beach bums.
Any thoughts would be great.