Travel Tuesday: North East

Where in the world has Media Works been?

Many of us at Media Works love to travel both near and far. We also love sharing what we do! So, here is our 1st edition of Media Works’ own Fodor’s/Zagat/Photo Book of the North East. With the summer nearing, we wanted to share our favorite places with you. We wish we could have included all of our favorite cities of the North East, but for now, here are a few!


Number #1 must-visit city on our North East list! Although most of us at Media Works are biased about this city, as it is our hometown, there are a few must-see’s in Bal’more:


Boston is definitely one of those cities that’s off-limits to Baltimore Ravens fans from November through February, although Newbury street is quite beautiful covered in snow!  A great way to tour the city on a beautiful day by street and water is the Duck Tour, or you can do the Freedom Trail to see all the historic places in the city. We know a few great spots that must be checked out when in Baaaaahstan


This island, located in Virginia, is best known for its horses. This family-friendly island offers picturesque views of both the bays and the ocean. Whether you are staying in a quaint bed and breakfast, or their award-winning camping resorts, you are sure to have great and relaxing stay. Our top three must-do’s are:

  • Pony Penning – this is when the hundreds of horses cross the sound from one island to another
  • Woody’s BBQ – be sure to enjoy the pit beef sandwich’s
  • Etta’s – You can dine outside and enjoy the local seafood


Hyde Park, NY

Welcome to Hyde Park, heart of the Hudson Valley, and gateway to the region’s Great Estates including FDR & the Vanderbilt’s . Nature lovers can trek on miles of trails, crisscrossed by ancient stone walls, or simply stroll along the majestic Hudson River. The pastoral beauty here has inspired painters, poets and even politicians.

Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania

Split Rock Resort & Golf Club is a wonderful family fun vacation spot twelve months a year – snow tubing in the winter and boating in the summer.  Located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Lake Harmony is an affordable and fun getaway!

Things that you definitely don’t want your kids to miss while at the resort include:

  • Indoor Water Park located right at the Split Rock facility – plenty to do for a toddler to an adult and open all year round.
  • Bowling, Arcade games as well as a Movie theater – plenty to do on a rainy day.
  • Snow Tubing at the local ski resorts, such as Jack Frost and Big Boulder – inexpensive and tons of fun for the kids!

New York City

The city that does not sleep:  There is so much to do in New York City, from taking in a show, to shopping, to eating at delicious restaurants. We have a few must-eats in NYC.

  • Bobo’s Restaurant in the West Village – For an appetizer, try the Salade “Bobo” of the Gnocchi aux Champignons.  As an entree, the slow cooked Arctic Char was delicious.  Not only was the food delicious, the atmosphere was lively and fun.
  • Gyu Kaku – This Japanese BBQ, in 3 locations across the city, is both exciting and mouthwatering! You cook delicious meat and fish on a BBQ in front of you, and don’t forget to end your visit with the smores!
  • Ellen’s Stardust Diner – With an old fashion diner feel, Ellen’s Stardust Diner is where Broadway hopefuls wait tables; Waiters/Waitresses sing and entertain guests while they enjoy burger and milkshakes.  A truly FUN dining experience for all ages!


Portland, Maine

Portland is a lovely and quaint city to visit in the summer, and a short drive if you happen to be in Boston. There are 3 must do’s in this city:

1)      Eat lunch at Duck Fat – the name sounds appalling, but they have the most delicious fries and panini’s you will ever taste

2)      Visit the Shipyard brewery and taste their seasonal unique ales

3)      Take a Sunset cruise and see all the lighthouses that Portland is known for

Rhinebeck, NY

Located on the banks of the majestic Hudson River, Rhinebeck is a beautiful historic area in Northern Dutchess County, NY and is 100 miles north of New York City. It is a tourism destination boasting 437 National Historic Register Sites, fabulous restaurants, charming boutiques and shops, and numerous B&Bs.

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia has come a long way from the days of Benjamin Franklin and the Liberty Bell. Movies like National Treasure, Philadelphia and Rocky along with shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia have put this city on the map. Here, you can find an amazing combination of American history and modern food, fun and entertainment that make Philadelphia one of the most exciting cities on the East Coast.

Things you should do while you’re in the City of Brotherly Love:

  • Jog up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and relive the famous scene from “Rocky”
  • Grab a Philly Cheesesteak Sub at the Reading Terminal Market
  • Go shopping on South Street
  • Catch a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park



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