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New England Travel Guides

Individual guides to each of New England's six states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.


Veterans War memorial Tower, Mount Greylock, North Adams MA
Veterans War Memorial Tower, Mount Greylock, North Adams MA

Most populous state in New England (7 million), the Bay State also has many of the region's top places to visit: Boston, the cosmopolitan "capital" of New England; Lexington & Concord, cradle of the American Revolution and location of Thoreau's Walden Pond; Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower; the vacation destinations of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket; lobster dinners; art, music and dance in the Berkshire Hills. More...

Rhode Island

Misquamicut State Beach, South County RI
Misquamicut State Beach, South County RI

Small but beautiful, the Ocean State boasts beautiful, livable Providence with its universities, early American architecture and unique Waterfire pageant; the palatial Gilded Age mansions of Newport; charming Block Island; lots of lobsters and some of New England's best beaches. More...


Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic CT
Whaling ship Charles W Morgan (1841), Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic CT

Colonized in the 1620s, the Constitution State's beautiful Connecticut shoreline on Long Island Sound is crowded with fine old towns, historic Mystic Seaport, lobster shacks, vineyards and wineries. The capital city, Hartford, offers excellent museums. Connecticut's Litchfield County is quietly, beautifully rural, while the southeast rings to the Las Vegas-like sounds of the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun gambling casinos. More...


The aptly-named Green Mountain State is famed for its purely New England towns and villages, scenic drives, hiking and camping, winter skiing and snowboarding, maple syrup and artisanal cheeses, but it also has some fine art museums and cultural surprises such as Circus Smirkus, the world's only traveling big-top youth circus. More...

New Hampshire

View from Mount Cardigan, New Hampshire
View from Cardigan Mountain, New Hampshire

The White Mountains, crowned by Mount Washington, highest point east of the Mississippi, are the Granite State's main feature, but New Hampshire also has Mount Monadnock, the most frequently-climbed mountain in the world; a short but busy seacoast; the cities of Manchester, Concord and historic Portsmouth; Dartmouth College; grand Lake Winnipesaukee and, nearby, Cardigan Mountain. More...


Panorama in Acadia National Park
Panorama in Acadia National Park

Largest in area of the six New England states, the Pine Tree State is famed for the lobsters harvested from its rugged, rocky 1000-mile (1609-km) coastline dotted with beautiful, historic seaside resort towns such as Ogunquit, the Kennebunks, Old Orchard Beach, the Yorks, Boothbay, Camden and many more; for the Gilded Age resort of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park; shopping at L. L. Bean and Kittery; Roosevelt-Campobello International Park; for some of the finest skiing in New England; and for the vast inland forest wilderness capped by Mount Katahdin, northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. More...

New York City Transportation

Grand Central Terminal, New York City
Grand Central Terminal, New York City

New York City is a major transportation nexus, with many routes leading to and from New England. Here's how to navigate New York City's complicated transportation network, whether you're coming to New England, or going away. More...