Holidays in New England

Where to stay in New England

Holidays in North Conway

With gracious old buildings, lively bars, shops, and galleries on a backdrop of over 700,000 acres of protected White Mountain Forest and boasting the tallest peak in the East (Mt Washington at 6,288ft); North Conway is close to 5 separate ski resorts and offers some of the finest cross country terrain.

Holidays in Killington

 Sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains, Central Vermont

Holidays in Loon Mountain

A modern, convenient resort, it is perfect for a family or couples’ holiday. With multiple pistes from beginner trails through to advanced, there is plenty of variety.

Holidays in Stowe

This charming resort, historic Stowe is the quintessential New England Village. But don’t let the word ‘charm’ trick you into believing this village has nothing to offer. It is home to some of the most exciting runs in the east.

Holidays in Vermont

Vermont’s natural landscape - which is 75% forest - pulls in the crowds all year round. Especially so during the winter when it becomes a ski-lover’s heaven. For the active traveller, the vast Green Mountain National Forest and stunning Lake Champlain are a dream. 

Holidays in Cape Cod

With historic lighthouses and stunning vistas, Cape Cod joins the USA’s list of best seaside spots. Aside from top seafood and whale watching tours, ferry cruises to Martha's Vineyard and the dune-fringed beaches of Nantucket make for a top-notch coastal escape. 

Holidays in Maine

Home of the world-famous Maine lobster - you can’t visit New England’s largest state without hitting up a seafood shack and enjoying a lobster roll on the craggy coast. Trolley tours take you through the Maine woods and the south is home to a fantastic amusement park.

Holidays in New Hampshire

From powerful waterfalls and scenic valleys to alpine-fringed lakes, New Hampshire offers an unspoilt rural vibe. Restaurants sell sumptuous seafood and come ski season, powder fiends head to its five spectacular peaks to enjoy the pristine slopes.

Holidays in Rockport

Once a shipping centre for granite, Rockport is home to some of the oldest lighthouses and architecture, offering a fascinating peek into its industrial past. With boutiques, seafood restaurants and a thriving arts scene, it offers an idyllic coastal getaway.

Holidays in Salem

With The Salem Witch Museum and other ghostly attractions, there’s no escaping the infamous witch trial past whilst in Salem. Spookiness aside, the city has a rich maritime history and the Peabody Essex Museum and Derby Wharf join its best cultural hotspots.

Holidays in Sturbridge

Home to Old Sturbridge Village - a living history museum - Sturbridge preserves 1830s New England in a fun and fascinating way. With craft farm breweries, flea markets and festivals – not to mention acres of state parkland - this is a rural oasis for Massachusetts.

Holidays in Newport

Filled with colonial history and architecture, idyllic Newport offers a discovery of boat trips, waterfront dining and rustic pubs. From tours of summer cottages built by 18th century robber barons, to folk festivals and upscale yachts, a fabulous coastal holiday awaits.

Holidays in Mystic

A pretty harbour village of clapboard houses and tall ships, Mystic transports you through America’s whaling history. Find quaint cafes and peer into the past at the Mystic Seaport Museum and Schaefer’s Spouter Tavern. The seafood here is naturally, delicious.

Holidays in Lenox

Located in Berkshire County, Lenox is an affluent town full of character and remains a popular destination to visit. 

Holidays in The Berkshires

With rolling countryside and stunning Autumn colours, it’s easy to see why in the 19th Century, the rich and famous built their mansions here. Now transformed into places to stay; summer concerts, impressive peaks and National Trust sites make for a dream country escape.

Holidays in Plymouth

The oldest town in New England, ‘America’s hometown’ is where the Pilgrim Fathers landed in 1620. Seasonal whale watching, deep-sea fishing cruises and dune-buggy excursions to the National Seashore Park of Cape Cod make this a wonderful place to visit.

Hotels in New England

Essential information for New England

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Language

American English

Currency

US Dollar $
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Do I need a VISA?

Yes. You'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme.

Flight information

Boston (BOS)
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Flight schedule

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When to visit

Come in the autumn to witness nature’s spectacular display of iridescent ‘fall foliage’. In the winter, there is skiing in the mountains, and fireside comfort in the inns of Cape Cod. Spring and summer are for hiking and biking around the lakes and mountains, or for heading to the beach.

Highlights of New England

Rolling mountains, charming villages and breathtaking fall colours are just some of the holiday ingredients you will find in New England. Here are its best attractions.

Culture & Attractions

- Explore colonial history in Boston and see the Red Sox baseball team play. Find family-friendly attractions such as The New England Aquarium and Simons IMAX® Theatre.

- Take a New England road trip, taking in coastal towns such as Salem, Cape Ann, Portland and Rockport along the way.

- Explore the vintage aircraft collection at the Air Museum in Connecticut.

- Enjoy the unspoilt beaches and sailing culture in Rhode Island.

Wildlife & Adventure

- Take your skis to new England’s best ski destinations including Killington and Stowe in Vermont or North Conway and Loon Mountain in Hampshire.

-  Take a dolphin or whale-watching cruise in Provincetown on the Cape Cod peninsula.

- Enjoy canoeing, hiking and fishing around the Lakes region of New Hampshire.

Luxury

- Enjoy an oversized hydrotherapy tub when you stay in a spa suite at Chatham Bars Inn.

- Indulge in a Cape Cod Bliss package at the Beach Plum Spa at Dan’l Webster Inn.

Food & Drink

- Visit the New England Distillery in Portland, Maine for tasting sessions and tours.

- Enjoy tea with a historic twist at the Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum.

- Rhode Island is known as the Ocean State, so check out the best clam shacks and seafood restaurants in the USA.

Events & Festivals

- May: The magnificent Waterfire event sees art and 100 bonfires come to New Providence.

- August: The Maine Lobster Festival brings navy ships, art and plenty of lobster to Rockland.