The six New England states,—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont—have lofty mountains, verdant forests, hundreds of islands along thousands of miles of coastline—and lots of beaches. Its great cities offer some of the world’s finest cultural, educational and commercial opportunities. Let’s get started!
Getting to New England
Boston & Eastern Massachusetts
Come to “the capital of New England” for art, music, literature, culture, education and shopping. Nearby are historic towns such as Cambridge (Harvard & MIT), Salem, Marblehead, Gloucester, Lexington and Concord. In Plymouth you can visit Plymouth Rock and revisit the 17th-century Pilgrims at Plimoth Plantation.
Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard
Beautiful beaches, quaint seaside towns, lots of lobsters and clams—the Cape and Islands are quintessentially New England, and only a short drive, flight, voyage or train ride from Boston.
The hills of western Massachusetts are noted for summer festivals of music, theater and dance, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Festival, the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Shakespeare & Company, and the Williamstown Theater Festival, as well as for their natural beauty and outdoors activities.
Providence, Newport & Block Island
Rhode Island is a small state, but big on wonder: palatial mansions, fine museums, and 384 miles (618 km) of coastline, much of it beautiful beaches. Pretty Providence, mansion-filled Newport, bicycle-friendly Block Island, all yours.
The whaling ship Charles W Morgan at Mystic Seaport Museum on Connecticut’s Long Island Sound shoreline. Lots more historic cities, towns, casinos…and beaches!
Vermont's Green Mountains
Beautiful mountain villages and views, scenic drives, hikes, handicrafts, artisan cuisine, some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the East, and America’s only professional-quality traveling youth circus.
New Hampshire's White Mountains
Mount Washington, highest peak in the East, the Presidential Range, hiking, camping, dozens of lakes, skiing, white-water rafting…even a seacoast!
Maine Coast & Islands
Maine’s great outdoors includes 3,478 miles (5,597 km) of seacoast and 3166 islands, not to mention vast forests, great skiing, beautiful towns, Acadia National Park, and graceful windjammer schooners to cruise on. Oh, and lobsters, lobsters, lobsters!