It is a mosaic of scenes that will warm the heart. Put it in your photograph album when you book New England holidays...
New England is known as the historic heart of the United States of America. Geographically, New England sits in the northeast corner of the US, made up of the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Spiritually, New England is the birthplace of modern America; a place where early settlers created new lives and a new world.
When you arrive for your holidays, New England throws open its arms to give you a warm welcome. It doesn’t matter whether you base your break in the city, by the sea, or on the snow-covered slopes of the mountains, whatever the weather, the folk of New England will greet you as one of their own.
The city of Boston is a popular choice for visitors to New England. Historic and sports-mad, you might feel like you are at home in this rather British US city. The nearby beaches of beautiful Cape Cod are perfect for a sun-filled weekend in New England.
Elsewhere, holidays can be taken in destinations such as Plymouth, where those early settlers landed after disembarking the “Mayflower”, or at New Haven, in Connecticut.
The snow-dusted peaks of New England entice skiers and other winter-sports enthusiasts to places such as Killington and Stowe in Vermont, where the varied runs of the Green Mountains provide plentiful thrills on the slopes.
Hotels in New England come in various shapes and sizes. In Boston, luxury hotels in skyscrapers are the norm, while rustic roadside motels and grand beachfront hotels welcome guests during the long summer in destinations such as Cape Cod. On the slopes, log cabins and grand mountainside resorts ensure visitors stay warm and cosy during the biting cold of the New England winter. All-inclusive New England hotels can be booked in all of these areas, as well as self-catering and bed-and-breakfast accommodation.
Using the price-comparison expertise of TravelSupermarket is the easiest way to find your dream break at a bargain price in this exhilarating region. Simply tell us when and where and we’ll find you a range of holiday deals. We can also show you cheap rates on car hire in New England, which is a sound investment if you plan to tour this delightful corner of America.
Find out what to expect of the skies above New England with our climate guide to the region…
New England is vast and the weather varies from place to place, so it’s wise to use our holiday pages to your chosen destination if you are looking for specific weather advice. Generally, winters are very cold and it’s not only the mountains that experience snowfall. Spring is mild and a great time to visit for sightseeing and mountain hiking. Summer holidays on the coast of New England, meanwhile, generally mean hot, dry days and cooler nights when a jacket will be useful to keep the sea breeze off your suntanned skin. Autumn, or fall, is crisp, cool and punctuated with skies of the brightest blue. It’s a great time for sightseeing and, of course, leaf peeping. Find out more about this activity below.
Will you be in New England for any of these top annual events?
Boston Harborfest; July: Boston is a great place to be for the Independence Day weekend, when historical re-enactments and family fun are on tap for both locals and visitors.
“Leaf-peeping” season; autumn: Something very special happens to New England in the fall (autumn). The foliage on the trees begins its transformation from vibrant green to orange, red, crimson, gold, and every other autumnal colour you can imagine. The timing of the season varies according to a range of climate conditions, but those taking holidays in September and October, when temperatures drop, stand a good chance of seeing one of nature’s most brilliant shows.
Thanksgiving; fourth Thursday of November: Where better to celebrate this national celebration of the harvest than the place where it arrived on the shores of the USA? (Quick history lesson: the English tradition of giving thanks came about during Henry VIII’s reformation of the church and arrived with the early settlers who landed in modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts.) Tuck into turkey and pumpkin pie on this special day.
If you can’t find a holiday in New England to suit you, you’re not looking hard enough. Check out a few of the region’s best attractions…
Relaxing: Grassy dunes, soft sands, lighthouses and ocean vistas… The beaches of Cape Cod provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation when the sun shines.
Active types: Ski holidays are available across New England, but most enthusiasts would agree that Vermont takes the crown for the best slopes and most luxurious resorts.
Nightlife: Sometimes you just want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. Okay, so the barflies in Boston probably won’t know your name, but you’ll get a warm welcome nonetheless in the city’s pubs and bars. You can visit the exterior of the “Cheers” bar in Beacon Hill (the lyrics of the TV theme tune are above, for those who haven’t seen this comedy classic). Visitors can also hop on a stool at a recreation of the bar in Faneuil Hall Marketplace, or try out one of Boston’s many other excellent bars, pubs and clubs.