Holidays in New England

Where to stay in New England

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 Rhode Island

Although it takes only 45 minutes to traverse, this little wonder packs in over 400 miles of coastline with some of the finest white-sand swimming beaches in the Northeast, deserted coves, rugged seaside cliffs and isolated lighthouses.

Holidays in Connecticut

Full of picturesque views and charming attractions that’ll make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time, Connecticut is a place for all seasons. Home to quintessential New England towns, buzzing cities, soft-sand beaches and snowy mountain ranges; it’s a small state that’s big on fun. 

Holidays in Massachusetts

Though small in size, Massachusetts is big on diversity, and travelers delight in an all-round vacation experience. Enjoy hundreds of miles of coastline with beautiful beaches, rolling vistas from the Berkshire hills in the west, charming small towns, and some Americas best living history museums. 

Hotels in New England

Essential information for New England

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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.


- 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.