Are you wondering where to spend your next vacation? Are you dreading the thought of some crowded, expensive theme park that is anything but relaxing? How about historic and beautiful New England? It has just a little bit of everything, whether you want a vacation for the whole family or a romantic getaway for just the two of you. Here are just a few reasons why your next vacation should be in New England!
It Is Gorgeous
Whether you love the ocean or colorful fall leaves, there are beautiful views everywhere you look in this part of the world. People love going during the fall so they can get the full experience of the leaves and their amazing color changes, but the other seasons of the year have their own benefits too (such as rolling snowy hills in the winter and the glittering blue ocean year round!).
Rhode Island is often overlooked as a vacation destination, but it does have amazing beaches and beautiful parks and trails along the water. Or, head to Vermont for some gorgeous mountains and enjoy some skiing! But why limit your visit to just one location? Enjoy New England cruises so that you can visit many scenic spots in the most luxurious way possible.
It Is Historic
There are hundreds of years of history in New England, much more than you can absorb in just a few days. Visit Massachusetts for important sites of the Revolutionary War, the Salem witch trials, or Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox. Or, travel to Rhode Island for Benefit Street’s Mile of History, with street after street of original colonial homes, restored churches, and other classically beautiful structures that overlook the water front.
The Moffett Mill is also located in Rhode Island. The Mill is a remnant of the 19th century and an interesting example of early industrialization. If you are more of a Civil War buff, New England has a museum dedicated to the subject, as well as the many preserved battle sites throughout the region. Or, try Martha’s Vineyard or Cape Cod. Like many New England locations, these two popular destinations have it all – beauty, history, and much more.
It Has Great Shopping
Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from history and do some retail therapy. Besides, you have to get some souvenirs for the folks back home! Maine has some amazing shopping, in quaint little seaside towns. Or pick up some great nautical gifts in Mystic, Connecticut, another place where even the shopping is picturesque. Whichever town you’re in, you can’t miss if you love to shop.
It Has Great Food
You no doubt love your home town. But if your home town is in, say, North Dakota, it isn’t so easy to get a delicious lobster to enjoy. Lucky for you, lobster, clam chowder, and other seafood dishes are easy to get in New England. If you are looking to make some memories while enjoying good food, digging for clams in Maine is a long-standing tradition. After you dig for your dinner, of course, you need to cook your prize catch over a campfire.
If you are a beer fan, you should also know that three of the top five breweries in the world are located in New England, according to RateBeer’s annual ranking. Enjoy Hill Farmstead (the world’s best) in Vermont or Trillium and Tree House Brewing Company in Massachusetts (or make plans to visit all three!). Even if you don’t pick a top-ranked brewery, you can rest assured you’ll be enjoying some fine beer.
It Is Memorable
New England has it all. Amazing ocean views, historic sites harkening back to important moments in the country’s history (and many from before the United States was a country), and activities that your family won’t soon forget.
Listing all the benefits of a New England vacation is impossible. No matter where you go or what you do in New England, you really can’t go wrong.