Tailor-made New England holidays
Hugging the northeast corner of the USA, New England comprises Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. A rich colonial history plays out over fascinating cities and pretty villages while scenic roads, a delight to drive, bring you away from white-sand beaches and idyllic lighthouses to an interior defined by mountain panoramas, expansive lakes and brilliant autumn foliage.
Rural charms for every season
Despite being one of the oldest settled parts of the USA, much of this six-state huddle, comprising Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, retains the rural charm that greeted pioneers some 400 years ago. Here, you’ll trace the footsteps of the colonists that left their mark on the region’s dramatic twists, turns and folds. Following the blooms of spring, the beaches of Cape Cod beckon with long warm summer days, while winter is a time for snow-bound fun in the region's mountainous interior. Then, come autumn, tourists make their pilgrimage to the undulating hills, which play host to the rich browns and deep reds that have become New England’s signature.
Landscapes to savour
With 5,000 miles of coastline that play host to whale watchers, fishermen, swimmers, sailors, sunbathers and surfers alike, much of New England’s draws can be found outside. From New Hampshire’s jewel-like lakes and the glacier-carved forested interior of Maine to Vermont’s ski slopes and the bays of Massachusetts, New England is best explored by car or on foot. But it’s not just for show; the region’s coastline produces excellent seafood, including Maine lobsters and Wellfleet oysters. Wake up to a stack of pancakes drenched in Vermont’s famous Maple Syrup.
A world leader in culture & the arts
For a dose of culture, head to one of the region’s historic cities. Connecticut, for example, supports Yale University, America’s third-oldest institution where visitors can enjoy its campus and museums, dating back to the early 18th century. Massachusetts also features the educational elite of Harvard and M.I T. Elsewhere, you’ll find museums dedicated to the area’s revolutionary past and towns littered with Gothic churches. For something more up-to-date, look to the bustling music scenes of Boston, Portland and Burlington, which include the world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra. New England is also enjoying something of an art revival with a host of contemporary art galleries springing up.
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Top itineraries in New England
Let included Amtrak rail journeys and luxury hotels bring you to New York's headline-grabbing icons, Boston's harbourside setting and the world-leading museums of Washington, D.C. You'll also call in to Philadelphia to explore its historic neighbourhoods and indulge in its unique gastronomy.
An ultra-scenic road trip that showcases the best of New England, from the natural splendour of its coastlines and mountains to the region's revolutionary past.
With a stay in historic Boston as its prologue, this self-drive winds south, via the Pilgrim settlement of Plymouth, to Cape Cod's dune-fringed idyll. Then, after day trips to Provincetown and the cobblestones of Nantucket, you'll end amid Martha's Vineyard's golden sands and gingerbread houses.
Top places to stay in New England
The Berkshires are renowned for their rural landscapes and thriving arts scene, and The Inn at Stockbridge is ideally situated to explore this diverse New England region.
Having opened its doors in 1926, the hotel is a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America; its redbrick frontage and white columns set the tone for decadent interiors.
This stunning Tudor-style mansion has had pride of place in Berkshire for more than a century and offers, among other superb facilities, an excellent golf course and spa.
Where to go in New England
In the northeastern corner of the United States, the region is made up of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. You'll find a warm welcome here, in a region where neighbourhoods are tight-knit and each state has its own cuisine, architecture, and take on life.
The historical city of Boston is regarded as the unofficial capital of New England. Founded around a large natural harbour at the mouth of the Charles River, it is one of the world's great walking cities, offering travellers plenty of shops ...
Massachusetts has the most varied mix natural and man-made attractions of the New England states. The largest city Boston is the cultural and commercial hub and a major centre of American history and culture.
Mountainous Vermont is all about the great outdoors, its landscapes, particularly stunning in Fall, setting the scene for a full range of year-round adventures. There's everything from summer hikes and self-drives to superb skiing in winter.
What to do in New England
Immerse yourself in colonial history, winding scenic roads, vibrant arts scene, and more – there are endless ways to visit New England.
There’s plenty of local charm to discover in New England, and a road trip lets you get up close to it all, on a schedule and route that works for you.
From the dense, vibrant foliage of the autumn woods to Cape Cod’s idyllic beaches, a holiday in New England isn’t complete without a trip out into the outdoors.
When to go to New England
Talk to anyone and they’ll tell you the best time to go to New England is late September through to early October when the region’s foliage puts on its stunning display. However, with so many outdoor pursuits, summer is also an excellent choice. Cold winters usually bring snowfall, which, while attractive, sometimes escalate to storms.
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With its rolling green hills set around glacial valleys and jewel-like lakes, this six-state huddle retains the rural charm that greeted pioneers some 400 years ago. Here, you’ll trace the footsteps through idyllic townships and picturesque fishing villages.
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