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Guide to I-95 Rest Areas, Service Areas and Welcome Centers

I-95 is approximately 1850 miles in length and for anyone driving long sections of the Interstate might need to take a break, fill up with Gas or grab something to eat.

I-95 like many Interstates has a good selection of rest areas, Service areas and Welcome centers along the way at regular intervals and below we will try and highlight the majority both north to south and vice versa.

Rest Areas – These are commonly directly at the side of the interstate and include picnic areas and Toilets. Some also have BBQ pits available, sheltered seating areas, dog walking zones and vending facilities.

Service Areas – Often located at major junctions or in the center of the highway these commonly include Gas stations and restaurants like McDonald’s etc.

Welcome Centers – With similar facilities as rest areas these are slightly larger, located just after entering a state and include often staffed tourism offices.

Format: Mile Marker – RA = Rest Area,  SA = Service Area

Remember : Mile Markers always start from the southern state border and start over in each state.

Rest Areas, Services and Welcome Centers travelling South:

    • Maine I95 Rest Area Locations:
      • 237 – RA
      • 176 – RA
      • 117 – RA
      • 102 – SA
      • 83 – SA
      • 58 – SA
    • Massachusetts I95 Rest Area Locations:
      • 90 – Welcome Center
      • 38 – SA
      • 27 – RA
      • 9 – RA
    • Connecticut I95 Rest Area Locations:
      • 106 – Welcome Center
      • 74 – RA
      • 66 – SA
      • 52 – SA
      • 41 – SA
      • 23 – SA
      • 10 – SA
    • New Jersey I95 Rest Area Locations:
      • 113 – SA
      • 94 – SA
      • 72 – SA
      • 59 – SA
      • 29 – SA
      • 8 – SA
    • Delaware I95 Rest Area Locations:
      • 5 – SA
    • Maryland I95 Rest Area Locations:
      • 98 – SA
      • 83 – SA
      • 36 – RA
    • Virginia I95 Rest Area Locations:
      • 155 – RA
      • 132 – RA
      • 108 – RA
    • North Carolina I95 Rest Area Locations:
      • 181 – Welcome Center
      • 142 – RA
      • 99 – RA
      • 48 – RA
    • South Carolina I95 Rest Area Locations:
      • 195 – Welcome Center
      • 172 – RA
      • 139 – RA
      • 99 – RA
      • 47 – RA
      • 17 – RA
    • Georgia I95 Rest Area Locations:
      • 111 – Welcome Center
      • 40 – RA
    • Florida I95 Rest Area Locations:
      • 375 – Welcome Center
      • 331 – RA
      • 302 – RA
      • 255 – RA
      • 227 – RA
      • 209 – RA
      • 189 – RA
      • 169 – RA
      • 133 – RA
      • 106 – RA

Rest Areas, Services and Welcome Centers on I95, South to North:

    • Florida I95 Rest Areas Heading North:
      • 106 – RA
      • 133 – RA
      • 168 – RA
      • 189 – RA
      • 209 – RA
      • 225 – RA
      • 254 – RA
      • 303 – RA
      • 331 – RA
    • Georgia I95 Rest Areas Heading North:
      • 1 – Welcome Center
    • South Carolina I95 Rest Areas Heading North:
      • 5 – Welcome Center
      • 17 – RA
      • 47 – RA
      • 99 – RA
      • 139 – RA
      • 172 – RA
    • North Carolina I95 Rest Areas Heading North:
      • 5 – Welcome Center
      • 48 – RA
      • 99 – RA
      • 142 – RA

 

    • Virginia I95 Rest Areas Heading North:
      • 1 – Welcome Center
      • 35 – RA
      • 108 – RA
      • 155 – RA
    • Maryland I95 Rest Areas Heading North:
      • 36 – RA
      • 83 – SA
      • 98 – SA
    • Delaware I95 Rest Areas Heading North:
      • 5 – SA
    • New Jersey I95 Rest Areas Heading North:
      • 8 – SA
      • 39 – SA
      • 59 – SA
      • 79 – SA
      • 94 – SA
      • 102 – SA
      • 111 – SA
    • Connecticut I95 Rest Areas Heading North:
      • 12 – SA
      • 23 – SA
      • 41 – SA
      • 52 – SA
      • 66 – SA
      • 74 – RA
    • Rhode Island I95 Rest Areas Heading North:
      • 8 – Welcome Center
    • Massachusetts I95 Rest Areas Heading North:
      • 10 – Welcome Center
      • 46 – SA
    • New Hampshire I95 Rest Areas Heading North:
      • 1 – Welcome Center
    • Maine I95 Rest Areas Heading North:
      • 3 – Welcome Center
      • 25 – SA
      • 59 – SA
      • 98 – SA
      • 102 – SA
      • 141 – RA
      • 176 – RA
      • 237 – RA
      • 245 – RA

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Take in the east coast of the USA – Drive I-95

When holiday makers dream of a road trip in america, route 66 is usually the first hing that comes to mind. Although of course this is one of the most famous tourist drives in the United States, holidays makers planning a trip to North America would be wise to consider the alternatives such as driving I-95.

Palm Lined I95 TravelammoWhilst there is nothing wrong with traveling the length of Route 66, it is certainly a worthwhile adventure, Interstate 95 has just as much to offer. What other road trip could honestly offer the beauty of the Maine’s green and lush countryside, Cities like New York and Washington DC, the southern states with their rich culture and of course the glorious sunshine state of Florida. Driving from north to south though several climate zones, temperatures will warm with everyday and the scenery will transform from green pastures, though dense pine forests on to the tropical surroundings and palms of the everglades and Florida Keys.

Boston Massachusetts - TravelammoOur Favored direction would be north to south and to allow as many days as your trip allows to rest and relax in the warmth and sunshine of Florida before your long flight home, this is especially relevant if only driving the one way. Allowing a good few days in your final destination also gives flexibility should you find extra stop offs and places of interest along your drive, the need for an extra over night on route wont be a problem knowing you have flexible nights at the end of your stay.

What states does the I-95 take you through?

Beginning in Maine right on the border with Canada, I-95 continues on through the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and finally Florida.

River Street Savannah TravelammoThe I-95, being a major trunk road for traffic heading north and south on the east coast of the United States, there is certainly no shortage of places to get your head down for the night. With many major cities dotted along the route accommodation options are plentiful form metropolitan hotels in the heart of the cities to easy and cheap motels alongside the Interstate.

Florida Sign - TravelammoThroughout the journey along I-95, like many interstates there is plenty of rest areas, virtually all of which are extremely well maintained and provide picnic areas, vending machines, toilets and tourist information services. On the border of each state you will find Welcome centers, we thoroughly recommend these as stop off points as they include all the rest area services along with usually manned tourist information offices packed with knowledgeable staff, Info leaflets and vouchers. Handy state maps are unusually on offer for free also.

Of course with any road trip a little planning is wise although not necessary, as long as you arrive at your final destination on time and you’ve packed plenty in then you will have for filled your goal. That is the great thing about driving a single interstate, you have your plan, its already printed on a map, the adventure is discovering whats along the way. Booking hotels is not even essential as almost all will accept walk ins, although costs will always be higher. We do however recommend that you choose the places you wish to spend some time in and make these you key objectives which will dictate your driving needs.

Route highlights:

    • Explore the historic Coast of Rhode Island.
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • New York, New York.
    • Boston, Massachusetts.
    • Washington DC.
    • Savannah, Georgia.
    • Daytona Beach, Florida.
    • Cocoa Beach, Florida.
    • Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
    • Miami, Florida.

If your looking to explore further afield from the interstate then there is even more on offer including Kill devil Hills and the Wright Brothers museum on the outer banks of north Carolina, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

Top Tips:

  • Plan your driving distance each day so you don’t spend endless hours on the road.
  • Get off the interstate and plan time for unexpected finds.
  • Do stop in all the Welcome centers and browse the information of offer.
  • Don`t rush and take in the view.
  • Mix your accommodation types, Plush hotels are great but nothing beats the ease of a Motel just of the route.
  • Personally we have found a long drive like this is more pleasurably in a large SUV rental, it affords the comfort and extra space that will make the journey much more comfortable when spending lengthy times in the car. Remember it will also be your daytime home.

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