Best of New England

Perhaps as you’re planning your New England vacation, you’re not quite sure where to start. Maybe you’re still in the research phase, looking for inspiration and ideas. You’re in the right place!

We’ve created a quick-reference New England travel guide page to guide you to the “best of New England.”

Here you’ll find all our round-ups and overview articles that include the top spots in New England, itinerary ideas, and some of the “must-sees” or “must-dos” in each state. If you want to dive deeper into an individual state, click its name in the Menu.

Happy dreaming and happy travel planning!

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What’s the best time of year to visit New England?

New England is blessed to experience all 4 seasons. But which one is best for a New England vacation?

Summer and fall are the most popular times to visit New England, of course. The fall foliage in New England attracts hundreds of thousands every year, and New England summers are lush and inviting. Check out our list of great Fall Foliage Tours worth taking if you’re visiting New England in the fall.

For snow lovers, winter is also tremendous. There are plenty of ski resorts to catch some “fresh pow” and tons of cozy spots to warm up after a day on the slopes. Check out this article on the best winter getaways in New England for some awesome destination ideas.

And then finally, there is spring in New England. Perhaps an underrated season in New England, spring can be really beautiful and far less crowded than other times of the year.

It’s important to consider WHERE in New England you plan to visit, too. The northern New England states tend to stay cooler for far longer in early/mid spring, so the weather in Burlington, Vermont will differ significantly from that of Boston. The northern states also tend to experience peak foliage a couple of weeks before their southern counterparts; very important info for anyone planning a fall New England trip.