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INTERSTATE I-95 TRAVEL GUIDE


Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to Interstate I-95! This guide provides a basic overview of interstate I-95 in each state along with a detailed list of recommended attractions. Millions of travelers drive I-95 each day, most to simply get from Point A to Point B. It's shame when travelers don't get off the interstate to explore. There are so many fantastic sites and attractions that are within easy reach from this interstate. All of the attractions you will read about below are within an hours' drive of the interstate.

Author/Contributor: Greg Parsons

I-95 OVERVIEW



This chart presents an overview of interstate I-95 based on a north-to-south direction of travel:

U.S. STATE
# OF MILES CUMULATIVE # OF
MILES
DRIVING TIME* CUMULATIVE
DRIVING TIME*
MAJOR CITIES & INTERESTING TOWNS/CITIES ALONG THE WAY
(these are listed in order of travel; all cities/towns are less than one hour from the interstate)
MAINE 303 303 4 hrs / 30 min 4 hrs / 30 min Bangor, Bath, Freeport, Portland, Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, York
NEW HAMPSHIRE 16 319 0 hrs / 15 min 4 hrs / 45 min Portsmouth, Hampton Beach
MASSACHUSETTS 92 411 1 hrs / 30 min 6 hrs / 15 min Newburyport, Ipswich/Essex, Gloucester/Rockport, Salem, Boston/Cambridge
RHODE ISLAND 42 453 0 hrs / 45 min 7 hrs / 00 min Providence, Newport, Narragansett, Westerly/Watch Hill
CONNECTICUT 112 565 1 hrs / 45 min 8 hrs / 45 min Mystic, Essex, New Haven
NEW YORK 24 589 0 hrs / 35 min 9 hrs / 20 min New York City
NEW JERSEY 98 687 1 hrs / 20 min 10 hrs / 40 min Newark, Jersey City, Asbury Park, Princeton, Trenton
PENNSYLVANIA 51 738 0 hrs / 55 min 11 hrs / 35 min Philadelphia
DELAWARE 23 761 0 hrs / 25 min 12 hrs / 00 min Wilmington, Dover
MARYLAND 110 871 1 hrs / 55 min 13 hrs / 55 min Havre De Grace, Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington D.C.
VIRGINIA 179 1,050 2 hrs / 50 min 16 hrs / 45 min Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Richmond
NORTH CAROLINA 181 1,231 2 hrs / 40 min 19 hrs / 25 min Raleigh, Fayetteville
SOUTH CAROLINA 199 1,430 2 hrs / 45 min 22 hrs / 10 min Charleston, Beaufort, Hilton Head Island
GEORGIA 112 1,542 1 hrs / 40 min 23 hrs / 50 min Savannah, Tybee Island, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island
FLORIDA 382 1,924 5 hrs / 30 min 29 hrs / 20 min Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami
*Note: the hours listed above assume constant/continuous driving; you should add additional time for breaks/rest stops, traffic, detours, etc.

The section below describes 5-star rated attractions that can be found within an hours' drive of I-95 in each state. Please take note that depending on traffic and your route of travel (e.g. east to west, or west to east), the interstate exit numbers used to reach these destinations could vary from what you see below. In short, you should rely on your GPS more than my exit numbers. My exit numbers are meant to serve as a rough guide only!

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MAINE



I-95 travels for 303 miles in Maine, and without any stops or traffic it takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes to drive through the state. Take note that the exit numbers in this state are based on the mile marker system (starting with mile 0 at the XXXX border and ending with mile XXXX in XXXX).

Exit 264: Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument - a relatively new nature park with a good scenic drive and several trails to hike
Exit 244: Baxter State Park - a remote park with spectacular hiking, camping, and mountain scenery; moose are commonly seen
Exit 244: Penobscot River Trails, Stacyville - bike or cross-country ski some of the finest trails in Maine; hybrid or mtn bikes recommended
Exit 244: Pockwockamus Rock, Millinocket - see the famous mural on a boulder that is en route to the southern entrance of Baxter State Park
Exit 244: Whitewater rafting on the Penobscot River - daily rafting trips are offered in season on this remote and wild river
Exit 193: Maine Forest and Logging Museum, Bradley - an outdoor forestry museum with several historic buildings and 2+ miles of trails
Exit 182: Cole Land Transportation Museum, Bangor - one of several excellent transportation museums in Maine
Exit 182: Paul Bunyan statue, Bangor - one of the largest and best Paul Bunyan statues in the U.S.
Exit XXX: Downtown Freeport - a lively area with tons of shopping and restaurants; home of the L.L. Bean flagship store
Exit XXX: L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Freeport - huge retail store focused on outdoor activities (camping, hunting, fishing, hiking) and clothing
Exit XXX: Maine Beer Company, Freeport - one of the largest and best beer tasting rooms in New England
Exit XXX: Maine Maritime Museum, Bath - the finest maritime museum in northern New England
Exit XXX: Downtown Kennebunkport - small but nice tourist area with many shops and restaurants (including an excellent fried clam shack)
Exit XXX: Downtown Ogunquit - an attractive tourist area with shops, restaurants, and nearby access to Ogunquit Beach and Marginal Way
Exit XXX: Downtown Portland ("Old Port") - the culinary/dining capital of Maine and one of the best mid-sized cities in the U.S.
Exit XXX: Hadlock Field, Portland - a fantastic minor league baseball park
Exit XXX: Long Sands Beach, York - one of Maine's best beaches (tip: visit at low tide since most of the beach disappears at high tide)
Exit XXX: Marginal Way, Ogunquit - a scenic, 1.25 mile family-friendly coastal walk between Ogunquit and Perkins Cove
Exit XXX: Nubble Lighthouse (Cape Neddick Light), York - one of the most scenic lighthouses in the U.S.; photographers love this spot
Exit XXX: Ogunquit Beach/Main Beach, Ogunquit - arguably Maine's best beach
Exit XXX: Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit - Maine's finest theater/playhouse
Exit XXX: Old Orchard Beach - one of Maine's best beaches; has an old-fashioned seaside amusement park with rides and arcades
Exit XXX: Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth - one of the most scenic lighthouses in the U.S.
Exit XXX: Portland Museum of Art, Portland - one of the best art museums in Maine
Exit XXX: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells - features beautiful trails and excellent bird-watching opportunities
Exit XXX: Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport - billed as the "world's first and largest museum of mass transit vehicles"

For a comprehensive travel guide to Maine, click here.


NEW HAMPSHIRE



I-95 travels for only 16 miles in New Hampshire, and without any stops or traffic it takes about 15 minutes to drive through the state. Take note that the exit numbers in this state are based on the mile marker system (starting with mile 0 at the XXXX border and ending with mile XXXX in XXXX).

Exit XX: Hampton Beach State Park, Hampton - NH's most popular beach; good surfing
Exit XX: Market Square / Downtown Portsmouth - quaint downtown area with excellent shops & restaurants
Exit XX: Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham - nature park with nearly 30 miles of hiking trails and good lake swimming
Exit XX: Strawberry Banke Museum, Portsmouth - outdoor American history museum
Exit XX: USS Albacore Museum, Portsmouth - tour a historic submarine near downtown Portsmouth
Exit XX: Water Country, Portsmouth - the largest water park in New England

For a comprehensive travel guide to New Hampshire, click here.


MASSACHUSETTS



I-95 travels for 92 miles in Massachusetts, and without any stops or traffic it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to drive through the state. Take note that the exit numbers in this state are based on the mile marker system (starting with mile 0 at the XXXX border and ending with mile XXXX in XXXX).

Exit XX: Babson Boulders, Dogtown, Gloucester - take a hike to hunt for large boulders with inscribed words (e.g. "Never Try / Never Win")
Exit XX: Bearskin Neck, Rockport - a tourist area with boutique shops, restaurants, and great seaside/fishing village photo ops
Exit XX: Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery, Salem - a monster-focused museum
Exit XX: Crane Beach / Crane Estate, Ipswich - one of northern Massachusetts' best beaches; parking is limited and may require permits
Exit XX: Downtown Newburyport - a historic waterfront area with many restaurants and shops; the Clipper City Rail Trail is here too
Exit XX: Downtown Salem - a historic area with shops, restaurants, and bars
Exit XX: Encore Boston Harbor, Everett - an upscale casino that is one of the best in the U.S. outside of Las Vegas; easily the best casino in MA
Exit XX: Fishermen's Memorial Monument, Gloucester - a famous fisherman statue along the Gloucester coastline; Stage Fort Park is nearby
Exit XX: Fried clam restaurants of Ipswich and Essex - there are several iconic fried clam shacks/restaurants in this area
Exit XX: Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester - one of northern MA's best beaches has great surfing; parking is limited and may require permits
Exit XX: Halibut Point State Park, Rockport - nice walking paths with ocean and quarry views; parking is limited
Exit XX: Hammond Castle Museum, Gloucester - beautiful castle with guided and self-guided tours
Exit XX: House of Seven Gables, Salem - guided tours of a 1668 colonial mansion made famous by a Nathaniel Hawthorne novel
Exit XX: Ipswich River, Ipswich - rent a canoe or kayak from Foote Brothers and take a one or two day river trip
Exit XX: Jordan's Furniture, Reading - a giant furniture store with several family-friendly attractions (IMAX theater, ropes course, etc.)
Exit XX: Mountain biking the Lynn Woods Reservation - offers some some of the best mountain biking in the state; the hiking is great too
Exit XX: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island - features great bird-watching, walking trails, and miles of undeveloped beaches
Exit XX: Peabody Essex Museum, Salem - an excellent American, Asian, and Maritime art museum
Exit XX: Russell Farm, Ipswich - an excellent apple-picking farm with cider donuts and apple cider
Exit XX: Stage Fort Park, Gloucester - a beautiful seaside park with rock scrambling, open fields, a small beach, and a children's playground
Exit XX: Whale-watching tours from Gloucester - one of the top places on the East Coast to go whale-watching
Exit XX: Wingaersheek Beach, Gloucester - one of northern Massachusetts' best beaches; parking is limited and may require permits
Exit XX: Boston - for a detailed list of attractions in Boston, Charlestown, and/or Cambridge, click here
Exit XX: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln - outdoor sculpture park with hiking trails
Exit XX: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro - home of the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution; also holds various summer concerts
Exit XX: Middlesex Fells Reservation - a huge public park with 100 miles of mixed-use trails (hiking, mtn biking, etc.); good views of Boston
Exit XX: Minuteman Bikeway - a popular paved bike path that leads 10.5 miles from Bedford to the Alewife T station in Cambridge
Exit XX: Minute Man National Historical Park - see various American Revolutionary War historical sites; historic walking trails
Exit XX: Walden Pond State Reservation, Concord - a beautiful kettle hole pond with hiking trails and Henry David Thoreau historical sites
Exit XX: Battleship Cove, Fall River - self-guided tours of several historic military ships; one of the best military ship museums in the U.S.
Exit XX: Blue Hills Reservation, Milton - a large nature park with 125 miles of hiking trails and good views of Boston
Exit XX: Edaville Family Theme Park, Carver - the best young child theme park in Massachusetts; Thomas the Tank is the big star
Exit XX: Mendon Drive-In, Mendon - one of few remaining drive-in movie theaters in New England
Exit XX: New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford - largest whaling-focused museum in the U.S.

For a comprehensive travel guide to Massachusetts, click here.

RHODE ISLAND



I-95 travels for 42 miles in Rhode Island, and without any stops or traffic it takes about 45 minutes to drive through the state. Take note that the exit numbers in this state are based on the mile marker system (starting with mile 0 at the XXXX border and ending with mile XXXX in XXXX).

Exit XX: Blackstone River Bikeway - one of the best cycling paths in the state; extends into Massachusetts (not continuous)
Exit XX: Lincoln Woods State Park

Exit XX: Providence - for a detailed list of attractions in Providence and its suburbs, click here
Exit XX: Newport - for a detailed list of attractions in Newport and surrounding towns, click here
Exit XX: Arcadia Management Area - RI's largest recreation area with boating, fishing, hiking, and a small but pretty waterfall (Stepstone)
Exit XX: Napatree Point Conservation Area, Westerly - take a long walk on an undeveloped beach; a few local shops/restaurants are in the area
Exit XX: Narragansett Town Beach, Narragansett - one of the best beaches in Rhode Island; popular with surfers
Exit XX: Nordic, The, Charlestown - a famous all-you-can-eat seafood buffet restaurant (e.g. lobster, shrimp, oysters, etc.)
Exit XX: Ocean House, Westerly - 5-star grand hotel overlooking East Beach
Exit XX: Tilted Barn Brewery, Exeter - great farmhouse-style brewery with a food truck often on premises


For a comprehensive travel guide to Rhode Island, click here.

CONNECTICUT



I-95 travels for 112 miles in Connecticut, and without any stops or traffic it takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes to drive through the state. Take note that the exit numbers in this state are based on the mile marker system (starting with mile 0 at the XXXX border and ending with mile XXXX in XXXX).

Exit XX: Downtown Mystic - attractive downtown area with plenty of places to shop and eat
Exit XX: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket - one of the best casinos in New England (for some, it's their favorite)
Exit XX: Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, Mashantucket - the best Native American museum in New England
Exit XX: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville - arguably the best casino in New England (Foxwoods in CT and Encore in MA are also great)
Exit XX: Mystic Aquarium, Mystic - one of two great aquariums in Connecticut
Exit XX: Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic - excellent maritime museum; costumed interpreters
Exit XX: Submarine Force Museum, Groton - lots of submarine history, including seeing the world's first nuclear powered vessel
Exit XX: SuperCharged Indoor Karting, Oakdale - impressive indoor go-karting venue
Exit XX: Tree Trails Adventures Mystic, Mystic - excellent aerial adventure park
Exit XX: Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, Essex - take a combined train ride & riverboat ride through pretty countryside and small towns
Exit XX: Gillette Castle State Park, East Haddam - tour an eccentric medieval-style castle; beautiful views of the Connecticut River Valley
Exit XX: Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam - award-winning musical theatre; an "architectural gem"
Exit XX: Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison - perhaps the best beach in Connecticut
Exit XX: Mountain biking the Rockland Preserve, Madison - some of the best mountain biking in CT
Exit XX: PEZ Visitor Center, Orange - museum of all things PEZ candy; it's awesome to see all the retired PEZ styles; many great photo-ops!
Exit XX: Pizza restaurants in New Haven - there's a pizza war happening here, and we all win (e.g. Sally's Apizza, Frank Pepe, etc.)
Exit XX: Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden - good hiking trails to an abandoned stone building and scenic views
Exit XX: Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, Old Lyme - one of the best outdoor sculpture parks in New England
Exit XX: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven - a museum with many fossils/skeletons and Native American artifacts
Exit XX: Yale University, New Haven - a beautiful gothic Ivy-league university campus
Exit XX: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven - a great medium-sized art museum

Exit XX: Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport - one of the best aerial adventure parks in New England
Exit XX: Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich - an upscale shopping district with several restaurants; the "Rodeo Drive of the East"
Exit XX: Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk - one of two great aquariums in Connecticut
Exit XX: Penuonnock River Trail - one of Connecticut's best rail trails; 13.6 miles one-way
Exit XX: Weir Farm National Historical Park, Wilton - a peaceful, art-focused property with hiking trails; celebrates a famous American painter


For a comprehensive travel guide to Connecticut, click here.

NEW YORK



I-95 travels for only 24 miles in New York, and without any stops or traffic it takes about 35 minutes to drive through the state. Take note that the exit numbers in this state are based on the mile marker system (starting with mile 0 at the XXXX border and ending with mile XXXX in XXXX).

Exit XX: New York City - for a detailed list of attractions in New York City and its suburbs, click here

For a comprehensive travel guide to New York state, click here.

NEW JERSEY



I-95 travels for 98 miles in New Jersey, and without any stops or traffic it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes to drive through the state. Take note that the exit numbers in this state are based on the mile marker system (starting with mile 0 at the XXXX border and ending with mile XXXX in XXXX).

Exit XX: Allaire State Park, Wall Township - features a historic 19-century iron making town, narrow-gauge train ride, fishing, and hiking
Exit XX: American Dream, East Rutherford - one of the largest malls in the U.S.; includes an indoor theme park and indoor skiing
Exit XX: Big Snow American Dream, East Rutherford - fun indoor skiing at the American Dream mall
Exit XX: Colgate Clock, Jersey City - a giant riverfront clock along the Hudson River; a fun photo-op
Exit XX: Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park - 70+ miles of hiking and cycling trails along a historic canal
Exit XX: Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial, Jersey City - a moving 9/11 memorial with great views of NYC
Exit XX: Gateway Nat. Rec. Area-Sandy Hook Unit, Middletown Township - beaches, nature trails, bike paths, and great birding
Exit XX: Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park, Allison Park - fun zip-lining tours
Exit XX: Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton - one of the best outdoor sculpture parks in the U.S.; one of my all-time favorite places
Exit XX: Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, Hoboken - paved cycling and walking path that has great views of NYC
Exit XX: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City - great science museum with a huge planetarium
Exit XX: Liberty State Park, Jersey City - beautiful views of NYC
Exit XX: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford - home of the New York Giants and New York Jets professional football teams
Exit XX: Palisades Interstate Park, Alpine - riverfront park with tall cliffs and 30+ miles of hiking
Exit XX: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton - one of the best university-based art museums in the U.S.
Exit XX: Princeton University, Princeton - beautiful ivy-league campus
Exit XX: Statue of Liberty National Monument - to visit from New Jersey, hop on a ferry at Liberty State Park
Exit XX: Thomas Edison National Historical Park, West Orange - visit Thomas Edison’s home and laboratory
Exit XX: Battleship New Jersey, Camden - tour the "most decorated U.S. Navy battleship"
Exit XX: Jenkinson's Boardwalk / Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant Beach - boardwalk packed with amusement rides & more
Exit XX: Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari, Jackson - the largest amusement park in NJ and a top rollercoaster park in the U.S.

In addition to what's listed above, the southern beaches of New Jersey are only 1-2 hours southeast of I-95. Places like Ocean City, Wildwood, and Cape May are a lot of fun to visit.

For a comprehensive travel guide to New Jersey, click here.

PENNSYLVANIA



I-95 travels for 51 miles in Pennsylvania, and without any stops or traffic it takes about 55 minutes to drive through the state. Take note that the exit numbers in this state are based on the mile marker system (starting with mile 0 at the XXXX border and ending with mile XXXX in XXXX).

Exit XX: Philadelphia - for a detailed list of attractions in Philadelphia, click here
Exit XX: America on Wheels, Allentown - an excellent transportation museum with many types of vehicles on display
Exit XX: American Treasure Tour Museum, Oaks - an eclectic museum offering guided tram tours of an amazing collection of Americana
Exit XX: Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope - catch a Broadway shown at "America's most famous summer theater"
Exit XX: Chanticleer, Wayne - walk the grounds of a 48-acre estate and its botanical gardens
Exit XX: Coca-Cola Park, Allentown - an excellent minor-league baseball park; home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Exit XX: Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Allentown - a large amusement park and water park with more than 60 rides and attractions
Exit XX: Fronthill Castle, Doylestown - 60-minute guided tours of a huge 44-room castle; located one mile from the Mercer Museum
Exit XX: Herr's Snack Factory, Nottingham - fun tours of a potato chip factory
Exit XX: King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia - the 3rd largest mall in the U.S. as of 2023 (the largest is the Mall of America in Minnesota)
Exit XX: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square - one of the largest and best gardens in the U.S.
Exit XX: Mercer Museum, Doylestown - self-guided tours of a castle and industrial tool museum; located one mile from the Fronthill Castle
Exit XX: Ringing Rocks Park, Upper Black Eddy - bring a hammer and hit rocks to try to try to hear the famous ringing sounds that emit
Exit XX: Sesame Place, Langhorne - a fun and very popular Sesame Street-focused children's theme park and water park
Exit XX: SteelStacks, Bethlehem - a public park with many attractions and events, plus views of the former Bethlehem Steel structures
Exit XX: Valley Forge National Historic Park, King of Prussia - visit the famous winter camp of George Washington's troops

In addition to what's listed above, the Amish/Dutch Country of Pennsylvania is only about 60-75 minutes northwest of I-95. This is a spectacular area that you could easily spend several days exploring. Hersheypark is also about 2 hours northwest of I-95.

For a comprehensive travel guide to Pennsylvania, click here.

DELAWARE



I-95 travels for about 23 miles in Delaware, and without any stops or traffic it takes about 25 minutes to drive through the state. Take note that the exit numbers in this state are based on the mile marker system (starting with mile 0 at the XXXX border and ending with mile XXXX in XXXX).

Exit XX: Air Mobility Command Museum, Dover - features more than 30 military aircraft on display (most of which are are outdoors)
Exit XX: Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Smyrna - one of the best bird-watching spots in the mid-Atlantic
Exit XX: Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington - a good art museum with outdoor sculpture garden
Exit XX: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Dover - the best casino in Delaware
Exit XX: Dover International Speedway, Dover - a famous NASCAR speedway
Exit XX: Fort Delaware State Park, Delaware City - tour an 1859 Union fort; a 1/2 mile boat ferry is required
Exit XX: Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure, Bear - an excellent aerial adventure / zip-line park
Exit XX: Grand Opera House, Wilmington - the best performing arts theatre in Delaware
Exit XX: Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington - tour a 235-acre estate with historic buildings, gardens, and many events during the year
Exit XX: John Dickinson Plantation, Dover - see costumed re-enactors of colonial residents
Exit XX: Miles The Monster, Dover - a giant roadside attraction of a monster mascot at Dover International Speedway
Exit XX: Nemours Estate / Nemours Mansion, Wilmington - tour a 300-acre estate with French-style gardens
Exit XX: Stainless Steel Mary, New Castle - a shiny and impressive 34-foot tall Virgin Mary statue
Exit XX: White Clay Creek State Park, Newark - features 37 miles of hiking and biking trails to historic sites and scenic views
Exit XX: Wilmington & Western Railroad, Wilmington - one of the East Coast's best railroad journeys
Exit XX: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur - a spectacular 175-room mansion famous for its furniture; small guided tours

For a comprehensive travel guide to Delaware, click here.

MARYLAND & WASHINGTON D.C.



I-95 travels for about 110 miles in Maryland, and without any stops or traffic it takes about 1 hour and 55 minutes to drive through the state. Take note that the exit numbers in this state are based on the mile marker system (starting with mile 0 at the XXXX border and ending with mile XXXX in XXXX).

Exit XX: Autobahn Indoor Speedway, Essex - an excellent indoor electric go-kart racing venue
Exit XX: Elk Neck State Park, North East - a large state park with forests, cliffs, shorelines, marshlands, a lighthouse, and several hiking trails
Exit XX: Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton - see more than 100 topiary sculptures (ornamental shrubs or tree shapes)
Exit XX: Milburn Orchards, Elkton - a popular pick-your-own farm with other agricultural attractions
Exit XX: Rocks State Park, Jarrettsville - a rocky forest with hiking trails, scenic views, and one of Maryland's best waterfalls (Kilgore Falls)
Exit XX: Susquehanna State Park, Havre De Grace - a nature park with a working gristmill, hiking and biking trails, and other historic sites
Exit XX: Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail - an excellent 20-mile unpaved rail trail that travels from Cockeyswille, MD to New Freedom, PA
Exit XX: Baltimore - for a detailed list of attractions in Baltimore, click here
Exit XX: Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, Ashton-Sandy Spring - excellent aerial adventure park and zip-lining tours
Exit XX: Autobahn Indoor Speedway, Jessup - excellent indoor electric go-kart racing venue
Exit XX: Awakening Sculpture, Oxon Hill - a large sculpture of a giant trying to rise up from the ground; a popular tourist/roadside attraction
Exit XX: Boat tours from Annapolis - e.g. sailing tours, fishing charters, etc.
Exit XX: Calvert Cliffs State Park, Lusby - scenic park on Chesapeake Bay with large cliffs, a sandy beach, and good fossil hunting
Exit XX: Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, Solomons - visit a screwpile, cottage-type lighthouse
Exit XX: Historic District, Annapolis - lively area with Colonial-era buildings; a very walkable area with many shops and restaurants
Exit XX: Great Falls Of The Potomac, Potomac - see a powerful waterfall on the border of Maryland and Virginia
Exit XX: Rocks State Park, Jarrettsville - rocky forest with hiking trails, scenic views, and one of Maryland's best waterfalls (Kilgore Falls)
Exit XX: U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis - take a guided walking tour of this elite military academy
Exit XX: Vanadu Art House, Hyattsville - a roadside attraction of a house and several vehicles covered with eclectic steampunk materials
Exit XX: Whitewater rafting the Potomac River-Mather Gorge - one of several rivers in Maryland that offer whitewater rafting
Exit XX: Washington D.C. - for a detailed list of attractions in Washington D.C., click here

For a comprehensive travel guide to Maryland, click here.
For a comprehensive travel guide to Washington D.C, click here.

VIRGINIA



I-95 travels for 179 miles in Virginia, and without any stops or traffic it takes about 2 hours and 50 minutes to drive through the state. Take note that the exit numbers in this state are based on the mile marker system (starting with mile 0 at the XXXX border and ending with mile XXXX in XXXX).

Exit XX: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington - the most famous military cemetery in the U.S.; the home of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Exit XX: Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania - visit the sites of four Civil War battlefields
Exit XX: George Washington's Mount Vernon, Alexandria - visit the 40-year home of George Washington
Exit XX: Great Falls Park, McLean - a huge and wide waterfall on the border of Maryland and Virginia
Exit XX: Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas - visit the site of two Civil War battles
Exit XX: National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle - arguably the finest museum in the country covering the history of the U.S. Marines
Exit XX: National Firearms Museum, Fairfax - a firearms museum with more than 2,500 guns on display; located at the NRA headquarters
Exit XX: Old Town District, Alexandria - a lively historic district with tons of shops and restaurants; one of the most popular tourist areas in VA
Exit XX: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian), Chantilly - has 2 hangers' worth of aviation and space history; sister to the D.C. museum
Exit XX: U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial / Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington - see the famous statue of 6 U.S. Marines raising the U.S. flag
Exit XX: Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail (W&OD) - a great 45-mile, partially paved rail trail from Arlington to Purcellville
Exit XX: Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Vienna - visit the only performing arts center run by the U.S. National Park Service
Exit XX: Byrd Theatre, Richmond - a historic cinema and performing arts theater in the lively Carytown area of Richmond
Exit XX: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond - a beautiful cemetery with scenic views and the resting place of two U.S. presidents
Exit XX: Kings Dominion & Soak City, Doswell - one of the top rollercoaster parks in the U.S.; includes more than 60 rides/attractions
Exit XX: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond - often rated one of the best botanical gardens in the U.S.
Exit XX: Maymont, Richmond - tours of a grand Gilded Age (19th century) estate; features gardens, a farm, a nature center, and mansion tours
Exit XX: Museum and White House of the Confederacy, Richmond - guided tours of a national historic landmark
Exit XX: Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond - a large and highly-rated scenic museum
Exit XX: Virginia Capital Trail - an excellent, mostly paved, 51.7 mile rail trail from Richmond to Jamestown
Exit XX: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond - the best art museum in Virginia
Exit XX: Virginia State Capitol / Virginia Capital Building, Richmond - take a guided tour of the Virginia state capitol building

In addition to what's listed above, Shenandoah National Park is only about 90 minutes west of I-95. Southeastern Virginia is also only 60-90 minutes east of I-95, and that area has many outstanding attractions (e.g. Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, Virginia Beach, Chincoteague Island, etc.).

For a comprehensive travel guide to Virginia, click here.

NORTH CAROLINA



I-95 travels for about 181 miles in North Carolina, and without any stops or traffic it takes about 2 hours and 40 minutes to drive through the state. Take note that the exit numbers in this state are based on the mile marker system (starting with mile 0 at the XXXX border and ending with mile XXXX in XXXX).

Exit XX: Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Scotland Neck - an excellent wildlife park with many birds plus gardens and nature trails
Exit XX: JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh - a small but lovely arboretum and botanical garden
Exit XX: Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh - an exceptional children's museum (one of the best in the U.S.)
Exit XX: North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh - one of the best art museums in the southern U.S.
Exit XX: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh - the largest natural history museum in the Southeast
Exit XX: Pullen Park, Raleigh - a public park with walking trails, a carousel, children's rides and play areas, pedal boat rentals, and more
Exit XX: Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, Wilson - a small art park with unique windmills and other "whirligigs"; a top NC roadside attraction
Exit XX: 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, Fort Bragg - indoor and outdoor museum exhibits on the 82nd Airborne Division
Exit XX: Airborne & Special Operations Museum, Fayetteville - features, exhibits, dioramas, and artifacts of elite members of the U.S. military
Exit XX: ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure, Fayetteville - a fun aerial adventure park with zip-lining

In addition to what's listed above, the coastal areas of North Carolina aren't too far from I-95. The northern coastal areas (e.g. Nags Head, Corolla, Cape Hatteras) are about 3 hours east of I-95, and the southern coastal areas (e.g. Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Beach, etc.) are about 1.5-2 hours southeast of I-95.

For a comprehensive travel guide to North Carolina, click here.

SOUTH CAROLINA



I-95 travels for about 199 miles in South Carolina, and without any stops or traffic it takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes to drive through the state. Take note that the exit numbers in this state are based on the mile marker system (starting with mile 0 at the XXXX border and ending with mile XXXX in XXXX).

Exit XX: South of the Border, Hamer - one of the largest and most famous roadside attractions in the U.S.; gift shop and photo op insanity!
Exit XX: Congaree National Park, Hopkins - visit the largest old-growth floodplain forest in North America; excellent paddling opportunities
Exit XX: Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden, Bishopville - it only takes a few minutes to walk around this interesting 3-acre topiary garden
Exit XX: Charleston. - for a detailed list of attractions in Charleston, click here
Exit XX: Adventure Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island - a fun aerial adventure park with zip-lining canopy tours
Exit XX: Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Island - includes a museum, a nature preserve with trails, and several outdoor art sculptures
Exit XX: Comedy Magic Cabaret, Hilton Head Island - highly-rated comedy and magic shows
Exit XX: Cycling around Hilton Head Island - there are more than 64 miles of pathways and nature trails for walking and cycling on this island
Exit XX: Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort - a highly-rated Disney resort experience
Exit XX: Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort - a charming park next to Beaufort's charming historic downtown district
Exit XX: Hilton Head Island beaches - this island has more than 12 miles of uninterrupted sand beaches; Coligny Beach is the most popular
Exit XX: Hunting Island Lighthouse, Beaufort - one of the most famous lighthouses on the East Coast
Exit XX: Hunting Island State Park, Beaufort - highlights include maritime forests, tidal lagoons, and white-sand beaches
Exit XX: Kazoo Factory, Beaufort - museum and factory tours of the famous Kazoo instruments
Exit XX: Old Sheldon Church Ruins, Yemassee - see the historic ruins of a 1700s-era church
Exit XX: Pirates of Hilton Head, Hilton Head - highly-rated pirate-themed boat cruises
Exit XX: Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head - features hiking trails that visit a maritime forest and marshland

In addition to what's listed above, the coastal areas of South Carolina aren't too far from I-95. The northern coastal areas (e.g. Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, etc.) are about XXXXXXX hours east of I-95, and the southern coastal areas near Charleston (e.g. Folly Beach, Kiawah Island, Sullivan Island, etc.) are about XXXX hours east of I-95.

The city of Columbia, SC is also about 60-75 minutes west of I-95, and there are many great attractions in that major city. For a list of attractions in Columbia, click here and scroll down to the section about Columbia.

For a comprehensive travel guide to South Carolina, click here.

GEORGIA



I-95 travels for about 112 miles in Georgia, and without any stops or traffic it takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes to drive through the state. Take note that the exit numbers in this state are based on the mile marker system (starting with mile 0 at the XXXX border and ending with mile XXXX in XXXX).

Exit XX: Boat tours from Jekyll Island - several different types of tours are offered
Exit XX: Boat tours from Tybee Island - several different types of tours are offered
Exit XX: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah - this is widely considered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the U.S.; full of beautiful oak trees
Exit XX: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah - religious attraction often called "Savannah's pride and joy"
Exit XX: Cooking classes in Savannah - there are several outstanding cooking/culinary classes/workshops you can take while in Savannah
Exit XX: Cumberland Island National Seashore, St. Marys - arguably the most pristine beaches in GA; wild horses and good sea-shell hunting
Exit XX: Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island - scenic beach at the north end of Jekyll Island that has lots of driftwood; a very fun photography spot
Exit XX: Dungeness Ruins, St. Marys, Cumberland Island - visit the large ruins of a mansion; part of the Cumberland Island National Seashore
Exit XX: Forsyth Park, Savannah - "the Central Park of Savannah"
Exit XX: Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Island - guided and self-guided tours of a large British fort
Exit XX: Fort Pulaski National Monument, Tybee Island - marshes, trails, and guided and self-guided tours of a historic Civil War fort
Exit XX: Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island - sea turtle rehab, research & education programs
Exit XX: Guided food tours in Savannah - several companies offer great food tours in Savannah
Exit XX: Historic Savannah Theatre, Savannah - one of the U.S.'s oldest continually-operating theaters
Exit XX: Jekyll Island - a small town with 10 miles of beaches (including Driftwood Beach); popular for water sports and cycling
Exit XX: National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Pooler - exhibits on the "greatest air armada of all time"
Exit XX: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Folkston - offers excellent bird-watching, paddling, boat tours, canoe camping, and fishing
Exit XX: Old Fort Jackson, Savannah - visit a restored nineteenth-century fort on the edge of the Savannah River
Exit XX: Paranormal/ghost tours in Savannah - several companies offer these spooky tours
Exit XX: Savannah - a medium-sized city with lots of historic and southern charm; one of America's best and most beautiful mid-sized cities
Exit XX: Savannah's Historic District, Savannah - walk around the best part of "America's best walking city"; my favorite area in GA
Exit XX: St. Simons Island - a small town with beaches, a fort, and a lighthouse on a barrier island; popular for golfing and water sports
Exit XX: St. Simons Lighthouse & Museum, St. Simons Island - one of 5 remaining lighthouses in GA; at the southern tip of St. Simons Island
Exit XX: Trolley tours in Savannah - companies like Old Savannah Trolley Tours offer various guided trolley tours of Savannah
Exit XX: Tybee Island - a small town with beaches on a barrier island; popular for boating, fishing, and water sports; has a famous lighthouse
Exit XX: Tybee Island Lighthouse & Museum, Tybee Island - one of five remaining lighthouses in Georgia

For a comprehensive travel guide to Georgia, click here.

FLORIDA



I-95 travels for about 382 miles in Florida, and without any stops or traffic it takes about 5 hours and 30 minutes to drive through the state. Take note that the exit numbers in this state are based on the mile marker system (starting with mile 0 at the XXXX border and ending with mile XXXX in XXXX).

Exit XX: Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine - known for its pristine white-sand beaches, maritime hammocks, sand dunes, and tidal marshes
Exit XX: Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, St. Augustine - visit the oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S. (built in 1627)
Exit XX: Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, Jacksonville Beach - a top-rated animal rescue sanctuary for big cats
Exit XX: Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville - claims to be the largest art museum in northeastern Florida
Exit XX: Daytona Beach - a medium-sized city famous for its drivable beach and motor racing events
Exit XX: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach - one of the most iconic NASCAR racing tracks in the country
Exit XX: Flagler College, St. Augustine - take a guided tour of the beautiful architecture found at this college
Exit XX: Friendship Fountain, Jacksonville - see one of the largest water fountains in the U.S.
Exit XX: Fort Clinch State Park, Fernandina Beach - features a historic and oceanside Civil War fort, beaches, and hiking and cycling trails
Exit XX: Guided sightseeing tours in St. Augustine - there are several operators that offer great guided tours in this city (e.g. Old Town Trolley)
Exit XX: Jacksonville beaches - there are several public beaches in Jacksonville, including Neptune Beach, Mayport Beach, and Atlantic Beach
Exit XX: Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, Jacksonville - a good, medium-sized zoo with 2,000-plus animals and a garden with 1,000 plant species
Exit XX: Lightner Museum, St. Augustine - an art and antique museum housed within a stunning and historic late 1800s-era hotel
Exit XX: Ormond Beach, Ormond Beach - described as a "long, laid-back beach that is not terribly crowded"
Exit XX: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Ponce Inlet - visit the tallest lighthouse in Florida (and one of the tallest in the U.S.)
Exit XX: Southbank Riverwalk, Jacksonville - an attractive 1.25-mile paved promenade with great views of Jacksonville
Exit XX: St. Augustine - a small historic city with Spanish colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, and beaches
Exit XX: St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, St. Augustine - see hundreds of alligators and every living species of crocodiles
Exit XX: St. Augustine beaches - there are many miles of beaches in this area, including St. Augustine Beach (which is 2 miles long)
Exit XX: St. Augustine Distillery, St. Augustine - visit one of the highest-rated distilleries in the Southeast
Exit XX: St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, St. Augustine - see a 165-foot black-and-white striped lighthouse from the late 1800s
Exit XX: St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, St. Augustine - one of the best museums of its kind in the U.S.
Exit XX: St. Augustine Wild Reserve, St. Augustine - offers excellent guided tours and animal encounters, but only on select days of the week
Exit XX: St. George Street, St. Augustine - this historic street is the tourist hub of St. Augustine; has the U.S.'s oldest wooden schoolhouse
Exit XX: World Golf Hall of Fame, St. Augustine - a golf museum that honors both men and women female golfers
Exit XX: Canaveral National Seashore - a "recreational paradise" with 24 miles of beaches, dunes, lagoons, and mangrove wetlands
Exit XX: Cocoa Beach, Cocoa Beach - a lively beach and beach town known as "the surfing capital of the East Coast"
Exit XX: NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Merritt Island - one of the best space/NASA museums in the U.S.
Exit XX: Navy SEAL Museum, Fort Pierce - visit the only museum dedicated to the U.S. Navy SEALS
Exit XX: Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, Titusville - features nearly 50 combat aircraft on display
Exit XX: Airboat tours in/near Everglades National Park - there are several operators in/around the Everglades that offer these awesome tours
Exit XX: Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne - features a lighthouse, paddling, one of the best beaches in FL and several trails
Exit XX: Biscayne National Park - take a ferry to visit long reefs and islands; one of the best places for snorkeling and scuba diving in the U.S.
Exit XX: Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, Jupiter - walk the trails of a small wildlife sanctuary; it's free but donations support their wildlife hospital
Exit XX: Butterfly World, Coconut Creek - home of more than 20,000 butterflies plus a botanical garden
Exit XX: Coral Castle Museum, Homestead - visit a castle made out of coral rock; not everyone will appreciate this roadside attraction
Exit XX: Everglades National Park - an enormous subtropical wilderness area with top-notch paddling and excellent wildlife/bird-watching
Exit XX: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables - a great 83-acre botanical garden
Exit XX: Flamingo Gardens, Davie - a 60-acre botanical garden with a variety of animals (and not just flamingos)
Exit XX: Fort Lauderdale beaches - this city just north of Miami offers seven miles of lively beaches
Exit XX: Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, Hallandale Beach - a large horse-racing park with a casino
Exit XX: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton - features an indoor nature center, small aquarium, and a sea turtle rehabilitation facility
Exit XX: Henry Morrison Flagler Museum / Whitehall, Palm Beach - explore a grand, 75-room Gilded Age mansion
Exit XX: Hollywood Beach, Hollywood - popular beaches located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale
Exit XX: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Jupiter - climb 105 steps up to the top of a lighthouse built in 1860
Exit XX: McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary, West Palm Beach - one of the best animal sanctuaries in the U.S.; offers hands-on experiences for kids
Exit XX: Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach - a beautiful Japanese garden and cultural center
Exit XX: Shark Valley, Everglades National Park - take a tram tour or cycle this 15-mile long paved route; I saw 15+ alligators on my last visit
Exit XX: Square, The, West Palm Beach - a lively indoor and outdoor shopping and dining area
Exit XX: Venetian Pool - a tourist attraction featuring a giant pool that is fed by a natural underground spring
Exit XX: Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach - a nature preserve with great birdwatching and wildlife (alligators are commonly seen)
Exit XX: Miami & Miami Beach - for a detailed list of attractions in Miami and Miami Beach, click here

Take note that I-95 ends in Miami. You can continue driving south on US-1 all the way to Key West in the Florida Keys.

For a comprehensive travel guide to Florida, click here.

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