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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

Essential information for New England

Local time

Language

USA flag
American English

Currency

US Dollar $
Official currency of the United States

Flight information

7h 40m
Boston (BOS)
Direct flight

Flight schedule

  • Virgin Atlantic fly daily to Boston from Heathrow
are our main partner airline

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.

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.

The allure of America’s rural charm: 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

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