New England Holidays 2024 & 2025
New England offers a unique richness; in its landscapes, history and welcome. Picturesque towns and villages dot rolling hillsides that transform into a mosaic of earthly colours each autumn. Wooden lighthouses overlook a spectacular coastline of craggy bays and forested islets, drenched in the purest sea air. For a soul soothing holiday, surrounded by natural beauty, look no further.
Where is New England?
New England comprises the six states in the far north east of America; Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Maine is the largest, sharing a 611 mile border with the Eastern Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, and a stunning 3,500 mile coastline of rocky headlands and intricate islands with the Atlantic Ocean – which you can explore on a New England cruise.
Boston is the main gateway to New England. It is just under an 8 hour flight from the UK, and a 3 hours 30 minutes train journey from New York.
Things to do in New England
Here are five of our North America Experts’ favourites:
- Admire the autumn colours – visit New England in the fall to witness the hillsides transform into a patchwork of earthy reds and golden yellows
- Eat lobster in Cape Cod – where only the freshest seafood will do, then walk it off along miles of deserted beach, lapped by the Atlantic Ocean
- Go hiking in Acadia National Park – 65 square miles of breathtaking scenery on Mount Desert Island, just off the coast of Maine
- Go lighthouse spotting – New England is famous for them, with Portland Head, Nubble Point and New London Ledge three of the best!
- Catch a game at Fenway Park – home to the Boston Red Sox. While in the city, make sure to walk the Freedom Trail; a journey through American history
You could also ride the cog railway up Mount Washington, go whale watching from Boston, explore the Green Mountains, visit the cranberry bogs during harvesting… there is so much to do on holiday in New England!
When to Visit New England?
Famous for its fall foliage, New England offers something at all times of the year.
Summer temperatures reach the mid to high 20’s, ideal for outdoor activities. September and October tend to be nearer 20°C, perfect to enjoy a tour of the autumn colours. Boston is popular for a winter city break, wonderfully festive, but not usually below zero during the day, due its coastal location.
Planning a New England Holiday
Whether you would like to book one of our New England self drives or just have a few questions on where best to visit, please get in touch, our North America Experts will be pleased to help.
Please note, fall foliage escorted tours sell out quickly, so advance booking is highly recommended.
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