The beauty of the Fall in New England will always hold a powerful attraction for visitors. But the warmth and hospitality of its people, the temperate climate, the immensely varied landscapes of the six states, the charming accommodation, fine gastronomy and vast range of activities - cultural, sporting, shopping - can be enjoyed year-round. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont - the most easily accessible regions of the United States from the UK - will capture the imagination of every visitor.
The six states and attractions of New England:
Connecticut: wander round old whaling towns such as Mystic or Old Saybrook and take time to enjoy some memorable seafood - both lobsters and clams are a local delicacy.
Maine: famous for its craggy coastline and cliff-top lighthouses, and also the perfect shopping destination - designer goods are sold at huge discounts in outlet stores throughout the state.
Massachusetts: take a whale-watching trip, with many boats offering guaranteed sightings or your money back! Explore Boston, steeped in history and rich in culture, or relax and enjoy a drink in the famous Cheers Bar.
New Hampshire: rugged countryside makes it the ideal destination for hikers and bikers, rafters and fishermen, and those who want a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle.
Rhode Island: America's smallest state, but big on attractions. Explore the stately mansions in Newport, or the state capital, Providence, famous for its fine restaurants and clapboard houses.
Vermont: the ultimate skiing destination and popular all year round for its quaint villages, white-steepled churches and covered bridges - not to mention Ben & Jerry's ice cream!