Uncover the rich history, cultural attractions, vibrant metropolises, classic seafood, and scenic natural wonders of New England, America’s Northeast. Comprised of six states — Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont — the northeastern United States is a wealth of diverse travel experiences. From The Freedom Trail in Boston, Massachusetts, and The Connecticut Wine Trail to the sandy beaches and iconic lighthouses along Maine’s 3,500-mile coastline and the majestic White Mountains of New Hampshire, New England is an inspiring destination accessible to visitors of all interests, all year long.
View the colorful foliage in the fall, enjoy snow sports atop Mount Washington in the winter, sample freshly tapped Vermont maple syrup in the spring, and enjoy sandy white beaches, hiking, and clam bakes in the summer. With diverse villages, towns, and cities that make up the distinctive region of New England, the Northeast provides scores of unforgettable experiences.
Home to a variety of iconic American brands, New England offers a taste of its best food offerings from their sources. For a low cost or often complimentary admission, factory tours are a great way to sample the favorites. Visit The Cape Cod Potato Chip Company in Hyannis, Massachusetts, the Ben & Jerry factory in Waterbury, Vermont, or Haven’s Candies in Westbrook, Maine.
While New England is beautiful all year, autumn is by far the most popular time to visit for the spectacular fall foliage display.
While some of Boston’s most popular sights can cost a pretty penny, The Freedom Trail is a complimentary journey into history. Visitors can enjoy this two-and-a-half-mile walking tour connecting 16 significant Boston landmarks by following the painted (or bricked) red line.
Maine has about 3,500 miles of coastline, more than California. Visit the seaside towns of Kennebunk and Cape Porpoise, the sandy beaches of Crescent Beach State Park and the Greater Region of York, or the more than 60 lighthouses that line the rocky ridges of Down East.
Known as "New England's West Coast," Vermont's 110-mile long Lake Champlain is a spectacular combination of lake and mountain. Avoid crowded beaches and tourist traps with this local hideaway.