New England’s with its own distinct landscape, patchwork of different peoples makes for rich historical sites and a varied cultural legacy. The oldest region of the United States, New England is a multicultural haven with an identity all its own.
Enjoy cultural holidays in New England
From Boston’s colonial-era warren of pedestrian lanes to the French settlements in Maine’s Acadia National Park, there are remnants of Europe all over the region. Indigenous culture is also still alive and well, notable in familiar and not-so-familiar place names: Massachusetts and Connecticut, and then Scituate, Wampanoag and Pachaug. The legacy of these ancient cultures lingers still, infusing your holiday with a proud sense of heritage.
Or, explore the seaside communities of Newport, Bar Harbor, and all the coastal towns and beaches in between. In these places you’ll see architecture unique to the region such as “Cape Cod”-style homes and the welcoming wraparound porches of historic manors and hotels. You’ll see why artists have long found inspiration in sharing the stories of these towns, and have the opportunity to explore local galleries and workshops to meet them yourself.
Visit deeply historic sites
Feel the pull of generations past as you wander the close cobbled lanes of Boston, Salem, and Lexington, all home to decisive moments in New England’s history and the history of the United States.
See the ports where immigrants first landed in the New World, and visit historic battlegrounds from the wars that shaped the fledgling nation hundreds of years ago. Whether you travel by rail, self-drive, or escorted tour, there are countless opportunities to dart off the beaten track and immerse yourself in the many monuments, museums, and landmarks that have shaped New England.
If you have a desire to visit a particular historic or cultural landmark on your New England holiday, our expert travel consultants are here to help with our many tailor-made travel options.