6 states, 6 reasons. New England might not be the go-to place when you consider American tourism (that title is usually taken by Miami, New York, Florida or the West Coast in general) but there are plenty of things to see and do in New England that could take you by surprise. Whether you’ve never been to America or if you’ve realized how futile it is to see and do everything in this behemoth continent, here are 6 reasons to visit the New England region.

Maine – Portland

Portland is the largest city in Maine and is one of the most enchanting places in the whole of America. With old architecture that dates back to 1791, there’s an endless amount of charm to be had in Portland. There are plenty of museums, lots of unique landscapes and picturesque views to be had all over the city. With plenty of affordable hotels and classic American cuisine, you don’t want to miss out on a trip to Portland.

Vermont – Stowe

Stowe is a great place to ski during the winter, and the natural environment gives it a great selection of hiking trails and mountains to explore. The food here is mainly American cuisine, but there are plenty of classics on offer here and numerous family diners that serve delicious food. Consider hiking the Stowe Recreational Path or perhaps visit the Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center for skiing and snowboarding.

New Hampshire – North Conway

North Conway offers some of the most breathtaking views you’ll experience in the whole of New England. If you’re interested in shopping for antiques and new-world bargains, then look no further than a trip through North Conway. You can get comfortable with the accommodation here such as the Stonehurst Manor North Conway NH, and then use it as a base camp for all of your hiking and shopping adventures.

Massachusetts – Boston

A unique attraction here in Boston is the Freedom Trail, a historic 2.5-mile sidewalk that acts as a self-guided tour through American history. If you’d prefer a tour, then your guide will happily dress in the period to make it that much more authentic. There’s a fantastic mix of cuisines and the city centre isn’t far from Boston’s main airport, making it an accessible location to visit.

Connecticut – New Haven

New Haven is home to the world-famous Yale University, but it’s also packed with beautiful art, delicious food and fantastic views. The Yale University Art Gallery is one of the most popular attractions here, followed by Yale University itself. New Haven is also home to Little Italy, an Italian neighbourhood that serves up some of the best Italian food you can find in the whole of New England. This is a beautiful place to visit and a must-see stop on your journey around New England.

Rhode Island – Providence

Providence is a former rum and molasses trading town that has been completely transformed into a modern city with fantastic amenities. There are plenty of historic sites and activities to partake in. Roger Williams Park Zoo is one of the more popular attractions in Providence, and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art is an internationally renowned gallery that is perfect for anyone with an interest in avant-garde work.


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Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.