New England holidays

Holidays in New England

The allure of America’s rural charm

With charming villages, spectacular summits and beautiful scenery, you can spend weeks hiking, biking or exploring New England by coach or car. Find sumptuous seafood, fantastic winter ski, and a ‘fall foliage’ where leaves turn the most glorious shades of gold.

Where to stay in New England

Boston Common


A city that will knock your 'sox' off

As well as quaint cobbled streets, historic brownstone houses and colonial history, this waterfront city also has a modern edge where you'll find glass-enclosed shopping galleries, eclectic eateries and a distinct European vibe.

Whether you're a sports fan or not, no trip to Boston is complete without a Red Sox game. As one of the oldest cities in America, you'll find a wealth of significant historic sites and buildings. And did you know you can even go whale watching? Visit May-October for an experience of a lifetime.

New York and Cape Cod multi-destination

Fly, Drive and Explore the East Coast

Why visit just one place when you can fit two, or even three, into one trip?!

Take a New England road trip, taking in coastal towns such as Salem, Cape Ann, Portland and Rockport along the way. There's so much to explore, so why not book a fly-drive to Boston, pick up the car and stop where you want, when you want?!

Hotels in New England

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Enjoying the best of New England

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

Couple by the river in Boston

Visit the iconic city of Boston


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.

Retro aircraft

Discover the possibilities of flight

Explore the vintage aircraft collection at the Air Museum in Connecticut. Stories of aircraft restorations, open cockpits, and even a rogue tornado help you to enjoy the genius that made flying possible.

Rhode Island lighthouse

Visit Rhode Island


Enjoy the unspoilt beaches and sailing culture in this colonial American State. It's also home to cute coastal towns such as Newport, and therefore some delicious seafood. 

Whale Watching Boston

Marvel at the oceans wildlife

Take a dolphin or whale-watching cruise in Provincetown on the Cape Cod peninsula. In our opinion it's the best place for it, and it really is an experience of a lifetime.

Man skiing

Fly down the slopes

Take your skis to new England’s best ski destinations such as Killington and Stowe in Vermont, or you could try North Conway and Loon Mountain in Hampshire.

Canoeing New England

All of the activities

Whatever time of year you plan to go, there's something to get your heart rates up. Enjoy canoeing, hiking and fishing around the Lakes region of New Hampshire.

Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod

Chatham Bars Inn

Overlooking a private stretch of golden beach, Chatham Bars Inn is a world-famous turn-of-the-century Cape Cod landmark. We highly recomment upgrading to a spa suite and enjoying the oversized hydrotherapy tub.

Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel, Boston

Fairmont Copley Plaza

Step through the grand front doors and prepared to be wowed by the beautifully elegant hotel that is a historic Boston landmark in itself. When you're not exploring the city, indulge in award-winning cuisine and relax on the rooftop deck.

Distillery barrels

Tantalise the tastebuds

Visit the New England Distillery in Portland, Maine for tasting sessions and tours. Offering premium rye whiskey, bourbon, gin & rum, you'll learn about the entire production process and enjoy a sample of each spirit too.

Fresh clams

Savor the taste of the sea

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


Enjoy a good cuppa

Experience tea with a historic twist at the Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum.A multi-sensory experience that involves live reenactments, multimedia exhibits & a tearoom, all aboard a floating ship.

WaterFire Event in Waterplace Park of Providence

WaterFire Providence

From May to November, the Waterfire event sees art and 100 bonfires come to New Providence and quite literally illuminates Rhode Island. It's a free event that's been taking place for nearly 3 decades.

Two freshly grilled lobsters

Maine Lobster Festival

Five days of fun and feasting on freshly grilled lobster awaits. The annual festival takes place during the first weekend of August, and if you're into your seafood - it's a must do!

Enjoy charming villages and scenery with Virgin Atlantic Holidays' range of New England holidays. Visit us now to book New England hotels and holiday packages, tours and fly-drives.


Essential information for New England

Local time
+ 19hrs
USA flag
American English
US Dollar $
Official currency of the United States
Flight information
Boston (BOS)
7h 40m
Direct flight
Flight schedule
Virgin Atlantic fly daily to Boston from London Heathrow.
our main partner airline

Do I need a visa?

To travel to the USA, you will need an ESTA visa. Please make sure that you have this approved at least 3 days before you head off on holiday.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

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.

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