The six states of New England, in the northeast of the United States, are renowned for their stunning Atlantic coastline, historic sites, and for being one of the best places in the world to experience fall in all of its glory. If you’re stuck for where to visit in New England, here are some of the best locations you can enjoy a trip to.
If you’re a foodie then you’re going to love all that Portland in Maine has to offer. Renowned for some of the best seafood restaurants in the whole of America, this marine city is the perfect place to fill up your belly with lobster. The Old Port is where everything happens in Portland, particularly if you’re a night owl. During the day, you can make your way to one of the many museums or lighthouses which are popular tourist attractions.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
This is quite possibly the most popular summertime destination in the whole of New England – and for good reason, too. Head on the Kennedy Legacy Trail, with the first stop being the JFK Museum, and visit all of the quaint seaside villages on offer in Cape Cod. You can also hop on a ferry to explore Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Cape Cod is a dreamy destination if you want to experience a summertime beach vacation.
Providence, Rhode Island
The capital of Rhode Island is one of the oldest cities in the whole of the U.S., and so history lovers will adore all that Providence has to offer. This cultural hub is packed full of artists, writers, musicians, designers, and pretty much every other creative you could possibly think of. You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to the many museums and galleries, along with theaters for a spot of evening entertainment.
Back to Massachusetts, but this time we’re looking at the capital. This is a true walkers’ paradise, especially if you love learning all about American history. Take part in the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail to learn all about the founding of the nation, and stop off at Faneuil Hall; this used to be a meeting house, but is now a popular marketplace. If you’re heading to New England then you’d be crazy to miss out on Boston.
This adorable coastal town is home to the long stretch of sandy beach known as Goose Rocks. However, it’s not just the beaches that you’ll want to visit when you’re in Kennebunkport! Here you will also find plenty of historical sites, including St Ann’s Episcopal Church which is thought to date back to 1887. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Seashore Trolley Museum, which is home to a massive collection of interesting streetcars.
New England is surely packed full of things to do and see, it can be hard to pick just one place to visit. You may want to take a couple of months of work and explore all this stunning part of America has to offer.