A view of Augusta, Maine
New England
New Hampshire in the autumn
Boston skyline
Portsmouth harbour, New Hampshire
Mount Katahdin, Maine
Vermont in the autumn
Portland Maine at night
Gorgeous views of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire

New England holidays - Exuberant, classic and historical

A truly beautiful region in the north-east of the US, New England comprises six states: stunningly verdant Maine, vibrant and academic Connecticut, the undulating leafy countryside of Vermont, mountainous New Hampshire, tiny, charming and wealthy Rhode Island and finally Massachusetts, home to Boston and the spectacular coastine of Cape Cod. Whilst famous for the gorgeous ‘Fall’ scenery in September and October, this region is also a fantastic year-round destination with myriad places to explore and activities to enjoy.

If you would like to explore the open road, consider our New England Fly Drive holidays. Or if you would like a hassle-free way to discover all the highlights then take a look at our range of New England Escorted Tours.

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A stunning region boasting natural beauty, sumptuous food and unbeatable style

The US states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maine and New Hampshire make up New England. Holidays to New England are popular in autumn when the forests across the state come alive with a blaze of colour.

Focused on romantic getaways and family holidays, New England holidays have something for everyone from deserted and wild beaches and amazing seafood of the seaside towns, to the mountains of the Berkshires and the forests of Vermont.

Things to do in New England

Popular in winter for its skiing and snow sports, holidays to New England are possible all year round. In summer, holidays in New England cannot help but appreciate the impressive outdoors lifestyle that is so enjoyed here. The collective states really come into their own in autumn, when many visitors or ‘leaf-peepers’ come to enjoy the beautiful golden and burning reds that the foliage turns to.

When to go to New England

Climates can vary between the states but in general average highs of around 29°C in July and lows of -9°C in January. As you might expect, Vermont and some of the White Mountains region sees heavier snowfall than the coastal regions.

Holiday highlights:

  • Six Flags New England, Springfield.
  • White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire
  • Whale-watching tours
  • Boston
  • Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Portsmouth
  • Great North Woods
  • Lake Champlain
  • Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory tour
  • Newport’s cliff walks and mansion tours
New England Inspiration
Seasoned baked lobster tails, Maine

A true taste of New England

New England cuisine is primarily influenced by English fare, but thanks to the influx of European immigrants and Caribbean trading routes, there’s a lot more to the regional gastronomy than than first meets the eye.

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Kennebunkport, Maine

Road tripping New England

With spectacular fall foliage, charming cities, vibrant botanic gardens and stunning coastlines, New England is fast becoming on of the USA’s most visually exciting road trip destinations.

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Oak Bluffs on the island of Martha's Vineyard

Top 10 coastal towns in New England

Picture-perfect shorelines, quaint lighthouses, freshly caught seafood, characterful shops and enticing cafes…New England’s coastal towns truly evoke a wonderful charm. Here’s our top 10 to visit.

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Boston Neighbourhood in the Fall

Top 10 things to do in New England

One of the most iconic stamping grounds for seasonal photographers and lovers of scenic strolls has to be the region of New England, which can be found squirreled away on the northeast coast of America on the border with Canada.

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Maine in the fall

A beginner's guide to New England's fall colours

From the White Mountains to Acadia National Park, New England’s autumn colours transform the landscape into a wonderland of vibrant confetti, a sight not to be missed.

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