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New England

New England

New England is filled with rich history and outdoor adventures at every turn. Discover charming harbour towns famous for the birth of American liberty and infamous for witch trials, historic cities, white sand beaches, lighthouses, brilliant fall foliage, expansive lakes and panoramic mountain views. And don’t forget the restaurants with delicious seafood chowder, lobster and blueberry pie.



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Massachusetts
Massachusetts

Massachusetts has it all, from the beauty of the forests and mountains in the west to the sandy beaches of Cape Cod and the popular island communities on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. This state is filled with America’s history, with Pilgrims at Plymouth, Witch Trials in Salem and the start of the American Revolution with the Boston Tea Party in Boston. With galleries and museums throughout, there’s plenty of culture to discover in this diverse state.

Maine
Maine

Whether you want to see one of Maine’s 60 plus lighthouses or climb one the majestic mountains, there’s more than plenty of things to do. After enjoying fresh lobster rolls and clam chowder at a picturesque seaside restaurant and staying in a charming cottage or seaside inn, you’ll understand why everything here is ‘quintessentially Maine’. Don’t miss the wildlife (including moose), the national park, breweries, wineries and distilleries throughout the state.

New Hampshire
New Hampshire

New Hampshire has a reputation as an outdoor paradise and is home to lakes, rivers, the sea and Mt. Washington, the highest mountain in the northeast. Enjoy the drive along the 160 kilometre scenic byway in the White Mountains taking you through covered bridges and past tumbling waterfalls. The coastal city of Portsmouth is so English you might forget for a moment that you’re in America, it also has a vibrant culture of dining and history, including the living history Strawbery Banke Museum.

Vermont
Vermont

This state is very diverse. It has a thriving agricultural heritage that means farm-to-table restaurants and artisan cheese-makers are found throughout the state. It is an inspiration for many artists and you’ll find everything from glass-blowing to pottery, perfect for that unique gift. The mountains mean stunning fall foliage, excellent hiking and skiing and if you are there in the spring you can’t miss the fresh maple syrup. Not to mention the photo opportunities at the famed covered bridges.

Connecticut
Connecticut

This state has a vibrant maritime heritage, which includes whaling, shipbuilding and the construction of the world’s first nuclear submarine. Wander through quaint coastal towns along the shoreline, such as the beloved Mystic Seaport, or stroll along the gorgeous beaches. Take in the grounds of famed Yale University in New Haven, tour Mark Twain’s House in Hartford or hit one of the many culinary trails on offer such as the Chocolate Trail or Pizza Trail.

Rhode Island
Rhode Island

The smallest state in the US has it all - beautiful beaches, outdoor adventure and city life in Providence. Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is ideal for whale watching during the summer months and many of the stunning Newport Mansions, the extravagant summer homes of the USA’s wealthiest families, are open for tours. A stroll along the clifftop walk in front of the mansions is another way to take a peek into the lifestyle of the rich and famous.



SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN NEW ENGLAND




Portland PORTLAND, MAINE

With its mixture of artistic and outdoor adventures, the region is stylish and sophisticated, yet remains genuine and unassuming. With nationally-lauded restaurants, pubs tucked away in historic buildings and lobster shacks – there’s all kinds of culinary delights to sample. 

Cape Cod CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTS
 

Check out the quaint seaside villages, visit the memorial to President John F. Kennedy and enjoy a harbour cruise.

Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
 

The third oldest settlement in the US. Discover this quaint city that will have you feeling like you are in Portsmouth, England. Enjoy a visit to Strawbery Banke, an outdoor living history museum.
Acadia National Park ARCADIA NATIONAL PARK, MAINE
 
Discover soaring peaks, dramatic glacier-carved valleys, lakes and the rugged shoreline with the only fjord on the US Atlantic Coast.      
Mount Washington MOUNT WASHINGTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE
 

Drive to the summit for some amazing views. Or take a trip on the Mount Washington Cog Railway – the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway. 

Newport NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

Visit the iconic mansions where some of America’s most prominent families, from the Astors to the Vanderbilts, used to summer.
Covered Bridge VERMONT COVERED BRIDGES
 

With about 104 covered bridges throughout the state, Vermont has the highest density of covered bridges in the USA. From short to long, they all offer amazing photo opportunities.

Mark Twain House MARK TWAIN HOUSE AND MUSEUM, CONNECTICUT
 

Take a tour and explore the twenty-five room Victorian mansion where Mark Twain lived and wrote from 1874-1891.

Mystic Seaport MYSTIC SEAPORT, CONNECTICUT
 
This is the USA’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, Mystic Seaport features a working preservation shipyard, a working waterfront and more. From mid-May to mid-October you can get out on the water and explore the historic Mystic River.



NEW ENGLAND ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotels and resorts in New England.
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Hyannis Harbor Hotel
HYANNIS HARBOR HOTEL
★★★


Set directly on Hyannis Harbor, Cape Cod, this hotel on the water offers quintessential New England charm and hospitality. Across the street you’ll find the ferries ready to take you to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. The nautical themed rooms showcase the area’s rich maritime history.
Best Western Acadia Park Inn
BEST WESTERN ACADIA PARK INN, MAINE
★★★

Located in Bar Harbor within minutes to popular activities such as kayaking, biking, nature cruises, whale watching and hiking in Acadia National Park, the Best Western Acadia Park Inn is the ideal place to stay when visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
Holiday Inn Portland
HOLIDAY INN PORTLAND-BY THE BAY, MAINE
★★★

Set along the beautiful shores of Casco Bay and offering a waterfront view that extends to the Calendar Islands. The hotel’s just steps away from the Old Port with unique shops, diverse restaurants and a vibrant arts district.
Hampton Inn Portsmouth
HAMPTON INN & SUITES PORTSMOUTH DOWNTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE
★★★
Conveniently located in the historic waterfront district of downtown Portsmouth. Enjoy boutique shopping, an array of dining options and downtown Portsmouth attractions like the Strawbery Banke Museum and Prescott Park, just a short walk away.
Courtyard New Haven at Yale
COURTYARD NEW HAVEN AT YALE, CONNECTICUT
★★★
Surrounded by the beautiful Yale University campus, the Courtyard’s prime downtown New Haven location puts you close to all that the city has to offer. Catch a football game at Yale Bowl or tour the Knights of Columbus Museum, both just minutes from the hotel.
Trapp Family Lodge
TRAPP FAMILY LODGE, VERMONT
★★★half star

Enjoy a little bit of Austria in Vermont! Situated in beautiful Stowe, Trapp Family Lodge is a unique mountain resort featuring Austrian-inspired architecture and European-style accommodations. Offering stunning mountain views, old-world comforts, and impeccable service, along with activities for every season.
Omni Mt Washington
OMNI MT WASHINGTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE
★★★★
Enjoy the luxurious and elegant atmosphere at Omni Mount Washington Resort where you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Offering an array of recreational and leisure activities both indoors and out including a Prohibition-era speakeasy, The Cave and acres of wooded National Forest with many walking tracks.
Hotel Providence
HOTEL PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
★★★★
With European flair and New England charm, Hotel Providence is steeped in historic character dating back to the 19th century. Located in the heart of downtown Providence's Performing Arts Centre is just steps away.





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