New England regional map 01New England is best known as the ‘birthplace of America’ and consists of six states – Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. This pocketed region on America’s Atlantic coast is filled with a rich history, coastal charm, fascinating cities, cultural attractions, and spectacular landscapes.

New England fall tours are popular among travelers who flock to the region to view a stunning display of autumn colours and scenery. Striking hues of gold, red, purple and orange sweep across the landscape providing an unforgettable snapshot of this beautiful region. For adventurers, New England has a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy and historical landmarks and museums to explore. With a temperate climate and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, New England has so much to offer.

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Connecticut

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Connecticut

The southernmost New England state of Connecticut is one of the most easily accessible, and just a short drive from Boston and New York. Here you will find a number of historic attractions and museums which provide a taste of the Revolution, as well as cosy pubs, village greens and antique shops that underpin the true essence of New England while reminding you of the old England you left behind. You can also wander around old whaling towns such as Mystic or Old Saybrook, follow the Connecticut Wine Trail or kayak through the Thimble Islands.

 

Maine

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Acadia National Park

Maine is the largest New England state – nearly the size of the other five put together – and is known for its beautiful coastline and rocky mountain terrain. Outdoor lovers will find great fulfillment from the many activities on offer, such as biking, hiking, rock climbing, and in winter, boarding and skiing. To make the most of the fantastic coastal sights, take a drive down the empty roads that encircle the region – including the All-American Road which loops around Mount Desert Island. Acadia National Park is another must-see on your driving tour of New England, as well as the vibrant seaport of Portland.

Massachusetts 

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Boston Skyline

New England fly drive holidays will often begin and end in Massachusetts where the gateway city of Boston have excellent flight connections from the UK. In Massachusetts you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in the region and rich cultural heritage. Massachusetts happens to be the founding state of the American Revolution – where the first college and the first recordings of American literature were formed. Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are popular tourist attractions, while there is also the opportunity to explore the northern towns of Salem, Gloucester, and Lowell – famous for their witch-hunting (in the 18th century), fishing and industrial history respectively.

Massachusetts is also home to the city of Boston – the ‘Cradle of America’. Fly drive Boston New England tours are popular among travellers keen to see the city’s many historic treasures and cobblestone streets. You can also relive the Revolution by taking a trip down the red-lined route known as the Freedom Trail. If you’re a fan of sports, be sure to book tickets to see the Boston Red Sox baseball team.

New Hampshire

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of New England’s lively towns and take a road trip to New Hampshire. Similarly to the English county it is named after, New Hampshire is a sweeping landscape of rugged countryside. It is loved for its magnificent Mount Washington – which towers 6,288ft – and its majestic white mountains, where adventure and unforgettable scenic views can be found at every turn. On the south-eastern corner, wind-swept sandy beaches await, and you can take a stroll around the pretty port town of Portsmouth. A particular hotspot is New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee, which is one of America’s largest lakes. Boating, swimming, fishing and summer cruises are popular activities for visitors. 

Rhode Island

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Rhode Island

New England coach and self drive tours are available to those who want to take a trip to Rhode Island. This little state is the smallest in the US, but ‘Little Rhody’ has lots to offer, including stunning scenery, fine dining and well preserved heritage. In the town of Newport you can explore stately oceanfront mansions, or take a stroll along the Newport Cliff Walk – a 3.5 mile route offering a glimpse of stunning wildlife and the natural charm of the rugged coastal landscape.

Vermont

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Vermont

With picturesque scenery and numerous museums and historic landmarks, Vermont is the place for exploration and adventure. The home of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream (which started in Vermont in 1978) is a picture of pretty towns, green mountains, country roads and sweeping fields dotted with cows, red barns and covered bridges. The Green Mountains are a popular attraction for visitors keen to hike to the tallest peaks and drive through scenic routes. These include Route 100 which takes you through little villages of Stockbridge and Ludlow. Vermont is also highly regarded for its skiing resorts, and its delicious maple syrup.

 

Top Locations and Attractions in New England

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Acadia National Park Lake

Cape Cod
Boston
New England Aquarium, Boston
The White Mountains of New Hampshire
Acadia National Park
Nantucket
Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream factory, Vermont
Hammonasset State Park, Connecticut
Mystic Seaport, Connecticut
The Breakers, Newport, Rhode Island
Whale watching
Martha’s Vineyard
The fall colours – any New England state.

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