The Best Places in New England to Visit: a local’s guide

New England is extraordinary. Making up only about a quarter of 1.77% of the land mass of the United States, New England offers a huge number of attractions for visitors – miles of beaches to enjoy, mountains to hike and ski, rural towns (and cities!) to explore, and many, many historical areas.

I live in Massachusetts (but spent many years in Connecticut and Maine). The best thing about visiting Massachusetts is how central it is to all the New England states. Flying into Boston in a day’s drive you can reach – the rocky coast of Maine, the ski towns in Vermont, the mountains of New Hampshire, the Connecticut countryside, or the 400 miles of Rhode Island shoreline. You could begin your day on the cliff walk in Newport, RI, and end it with lobster rolls in Kennebunkport, ME.

I welcome you (virtually) to my little corner of the U.S., and share some New England vacation ideas.

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whale watching in Cape Cod waters. Humpback feeding at surface showing baleen

Whale Watching in Massachusetts: what you need to know for your best day on the water

Is there anything more fun to do in the summer than get out on the water? Well, if you’re in New England you know that being on the water on a whale watching tour is even more fun! Here in Massachusetts, we’re almost guaranteed whale sightings as just off the coast is the Stellwagen Bank … Continue reading Whale Watching in Massachusetts: what you need to know for your best day on the water

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Heritage Museums & Gardens: one of the unique attractions on Cape Cod

The Heritage Museums and Gardens is one of my favorite attractions on Cape Cod. In addition to the 100 acres of gardens, the park features galleries of American folk art, antique automobiles, and a vintage carousel. People of all ages can visit the museums and still have time to explore other wonderful things to do … Continue reading Heritage Museums & Gardens: one of the unique attractions on Cape Cod

Best Things to Do in Plymouth with Kids: 2022 Insider’s Guide

Plymouth is just 40 miles from Boston – the perfect destination for family vacation, a day trip or a weekend away. We’re fortunate to live here and love sharing our town, America’s Hometown, with our family and friends. There’s something for everyone in Plymouth, Massachusetts! This post includes affiliate links. We may get paid if … Continue reading Best Things to Do in Plymouth with Kids: 2022 Insider’s Guide

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