New England, where the nation began, is an ideal starting point for your holiday in the United States. The region’s six states – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont – have their own distinct personalities. Fly into the exciting gateway city of Boston and discover a compact region of fascinating cities, picturesque villages, majestic lighthouses, scenic beaches, brilliant autumn foliage, panoramic mountain views and dockside restaurants serving fresh seafood.
Massachusetts is bursting with history, culture and natural beauty. Visitors love Cape Cod’s beaches and the North Shore’s lobsters, the Berkshire’s foliage and Worcester;s museums. They fall in love with Boston and Cambridge, attracted by their ethnic neighbourhoods, campus buzz, and thrilling nightlife.
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Country roads, fields and forests, vibrant towns and peaceful villages await you in New Hampshire. Find locally owned restaurants, farms and markets serving up a bounty of delicious foods. Enjoy hiking in state parks and on the Appalachian Trail, and try mountaineering, snow mobiling and skiing on 19 unique mountains.
Connecticut offers four seasons of fun from summer days kayaking on Long Island Sound, to hiking trails ablaze with autumn colours, cross-country skiing and celebrating spring at a lively festival. The attractions here are so close, you can easily travel from coastline to countryside, New York City to Boston in a few hours.
With quaint villages, pastoral meadows, and forested hillsides, it’s easy to see why Vermont is a must-see destination. This four-season state offers a vast network of hiking and biking trails, as well as 800 scenic lakes and ponds. Explore 100-plus covered bridges and, in winter, go skiing at 19 downhill and 30 cross-country ski areas.
Enjoy the freshest sea-to-table and farm-to-table foods at farm dinners and restaurants around the states. See art inspired by Maine’s dramatic landscapes at galleries and museums. Find adventure in the great outdoors here, with everything from sailing and surfing in summer to skiing in winter.