New England has beautiful scenery and a shoreline dotted with lighthouses and clapboard houses. The surrounding waters offer you the opportunity to spot whales and the pleasant roads mean it's particularly well suited to self-drive trips.
New England travel guides
Penned by our US specialists and drawn from their extensive travels around the region, our New England travel guides share our tips, recommendations and honest advice for what to consider, what not to miss and what to avoid when you’re planning your own trip.
We can tell you the best ways to experience New England during fall, when the hillsides, mountains and coastlines of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont are set aflame with the reds and oranges of the turning leaves. Our specialists lend their advice on the best driving routes throughout New England’s six states, and we offer an insider’s guide to exploring Boston, the region’s largest city and one of the oldest in the United States.
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Ideas for how to explore New England
Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for New England. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.
One-time resident Dawn suggests a self-drive route through New England. It allows you to take in the cobbled streets of Boston, the rocky Maine coast, the White Mountains, Vermont’s winding country lanes and the sandy shores of Cape Cod.
Boston offers a host of historical sites and cultural institutions, including the Revolutionary War history of the Freedom Trail and the ivied halls of Harvard University. But its cobblestone streets are compact and walkable, making it one of America’s most accessible cities.
Fall unfurls across New England like a patchwork quilt of scarlet, ochre, russet and gold. Specialist Alice suggests a route that will let you take in the region’s sleepy shore towns, granite mountains, clapboard villages and, of course, the vibrant foliage.
The US is so huge that it can be hard to narrow down your options when you’re planning a trip. We’ve drawn up a guide to helping you decide which regions to visit, depending on your individual interests.