Small, but mighty. The Northeast is the nation’s most economically developed, densely populated region, with 85 percent of people living in an urban area. In other words, if you’re looking for big cities and bright lights, this is the place for you. New York City. Boston. Washington DC. Go see the museums, the shows and the Capitol. Then, slow things down with a trip up the coast of Maine and into New Hampshire and Vermont. Taking the kids? How about Hershey Park or Sesame Place in Pennsylvania? Everywhere is close in the Northeast, so spend less time driving and more time doing!