Take the scenic route and explore the hidden wonders of the New South by planning a road trip from New York City to The Restoration Hotel. Start your journey through these amazing places and take fascinating detours to make your adventure unforgettable.
New York City, NY
Museum of Modern Art
One of the most influential museums in the world, The Museum of Modern Art features permanent collections with seminal artworks by Claude Monet, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol, just to name a few. Its selection is so vast that a single visit is not enough to fully absorb it.
Established in 1888 — before NYC’s iconic subways system was built, Katz Delicatessen is famously known for its spectacular corned beef and pastrami, cured for a full 30-days before it reaches its guests’ palates. There’s no better way to kickstart your trip than by savoring its history and traditions.
When asked about where you can find the best cheesesteak in Philly, many locals will point you to Geno’s Steak in South 9th Street. This beloved family business has been providing exceptionally satisfying comfort food to locals and visitors alike for over 50 years. That’s a whole lot of deliciousness.
The Rocky Steps
No road trip is complete without a guilty pleasure stop, and few are as popular as the iconic “Rocky Steps” outside the Philadelphia Art Museum. After you recreate Stalone’s arms-raised salute, stay for a tour of the museum, featuring 240,000 works and interiors by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.
For one night, the 2019 MET Gala brought us a tribute to kitsch — in Baltimore’s Hampden district, this quirky aesthetic is celebrated daily. When you visit, It’s not unusual to spot merchants and residents donning sky-high beehive hairdos and cat-eyed glasses inspired by the campy exuberance of the 60s.
Located in Baltimore’s National Historic District, Fells Point has a rich seafaring past. The neighborhood was established in 1763 and features streets paved with Belgian blocks, classic stone brick storefronts, and all kinds of delectable finds. It’s also the last known sight of Edgar Allan Poe.
This Gilded Age Victorian State is the former home of lawyer and philanthropist James H. Dooley. A Romanesque-style mansion is the centerpiece of the 100-acre property, surrounded by Italian, Japanese, and specialty gardens; and an arboretum showcasing more than 200 species of trees.
Kindred Spirits Brewery
This spacious and relaxed locally-owned taproom and brewery is the perfect place to wind down. Enjoy a moment of introspection by enjoying a smooth Headspace IPA with a touch of citra, or satisfy your sweet touch with a Mochaccino Milkshake complete with coffee, milk chocolate, and vanilla flavors.
Morgan Street Food Hall
Voted one of the country’s Best New Food Halls, Morgan Street Food Hall is a bustling marketplace showcasing a wide array of local eateries and a gin-focused outdoor bar called The Arbor. It’s located in the up-and-coming Warehouse District inside a massive 22,000 sq ft repurposed industrial space.
Hanging Rock State Park
If you’re looking for an All-American outdoor experience, visit Hanging Rock State Park. The preserve features over 20 miles of hiking trails that meander around crystalline streams and waterfalls, and breathtaking mountain top views. Rock climbing opportunities are available to guests with a permit.
The Restoration Hotel
By staying at The Restoration Hotel, guests can be in close proximity to some of the most picturesque sites Charleston has to offer. Enjoy dishes that define Lowcountry cuisine, bask in our soulful musical heritage, take in striking historical sites and lush landscapes, and experience our multifaceted culture. Learn more about our Neighborhood and plan your trip and book your stay today!