Interstate-95 stretches along the East Coast, connecting New England with Florida. Travelers heading from New York City to the southern region of the country can find plenty of stops along the way, including great destinations worth an overnight stay. Whether you just need somewhere to pause during a long drive or you're looking for a vacation destination, I-95 is full of interesting places to bunk up.

Baltimore, Maryland

Located only a few hours south of New York and Philadelphia, Baltimore is a thriving coastal city that has recently seen a surge in cultural attractions and cool eateries. Book into the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, which offers waterfront views of the city's Inner Harbor, or try the hip Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor, located downtown in a classic Beaux-Arts building. Don't forget to indulge in some local crab dishes while in town. Faidley's Seafood & Fresh Fish Market is an especially popular spot for a jumbo-lump crab cake.

Richmond, Virginia

Richmond is a notably historic destination, offering a taste of the south. Select a hotel downtown for easy access to art galleries, restaurants and bars. Quirk Hotel has a chic boutique vibe, while The Jefferson Hotel is a five-star property that's been open since 1895. Those on a budget should look into a room at the Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond Downtown, which is situated near the Virginia State Capitol. Travelers with extra time can visit the American Civil War Museum or the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, both of which feature engaging exhibitions and events.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

While Fayetteville may not be the most exotic destination, it's a great place to pull off I-95 for a pit stop. The North Carolina city has numerous budget hotels, including the DoubleTree Hotel Fayetteville, located off Exit 49, and Holiday Inn Fayetteville-I-95 South. Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a popular local attraction, open daily, and families will enjoy the Fantasy Lake Water Park in the warmer months of the year. While in North Carolina it's highly recommend to grab some barbecue. Mission BBQ, a casual eatery that honors soldiers and first responders, serves up brisket, pulled pork and sausages.

Savannah, Georgia

Enjoy the history and ornate architecture of Savannah, a southern city filled with charm. Skip the big hotel chains for a local B&B, many of which have their own ghosts (supposedly). The Historic Gastonian is a luxury property built into an old mansion and located near Forsyth Park, and Kehoe House is a romantic choice situated in a 1892 Renaissance Revival mansion. Both are easily accessible from I-95 and offer a good base from which to explore Savannah. While in town be sure to embark on a historical walking tour to learn more about the area.

Jacksonville, Florida

Once you've made it to Florida, Jacksonville makes for a great stopping point. Reserve a book at the Best Western Oceanfront for easy beach access, or relax at the One Ocean Resort & Spa, a perfect getaway after a long car journey down I-95. Swimming and surfing are obviously some of the most popular activities in Jacksonville, but the city is also home to several museums and cultural attractions, including the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.