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About New England — USA

Say ‘New England USA’ and up pops an image — a white clapboard farmhouse alongside a red barn, flaming red leaves in the fall or wind whipping through the canvas sails of a schooner. Of all the regions of the USA, New England is perhaps the most distinctive in its imagery, culture, change of seasons and rich history.

Travel to the New England region for a weekend city break or a lazy summer vacation on the beach; ski and board in the USA’s original winter paradise; stroll through America’s best art galleries and museums; and eat at leading-edge restaurants or seaside lobster shacks.

Browse, explore, and plan — New England welcomes you!

Taste of Bar Harbor - Bar Harbor, Maine

The New England States

Read about some of the best things to see and do in each unique New England state: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Boston Public Garden - Boston, Massachusetts

New England Quick Facts

At-a-glance information on New England’s weather, seasons, political leanings, famous figures who’ve made their mark here and more.

Litchfield Daffodils Fields at Laurel Ridge Foundation - Litchfield, Connecticut

New England Video

Watch a brief video to get a quick glimpse at the natural beauty, city delights and sheer fun you’ll find in New England.

Boston: The Gateway City

Hip and historic, Boston is the perfect spot to use as the starting point for your New England vacation. Plan to spend 2-3 days and then head out our your New England journey. Most major attractions are only 1-4 hours away from the center of Boston. This series of pages describes the best things to see and do in Boston, how to get around and favorite neighborhoods.

Pilgrim Monument - Provincetown, Massachusetts

Day Trips from Boston

Don’t have a car or want to hold off on the rental? There are many easy and excellent day trips from Boston — including forays into New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Or for a special journey, hop on a seasonal ferry to Salem on Boston’s North Shore or to Provincetown on the very tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Good Look Touring - North Conway, New Hampshire

Regional Guided Tours with Transportation

A collection of Web pages offering information on companies that offer guided half and full-day trips, as well as multi-day trips, to various New England regions — including day trips from Boston, trips in the mountainous regions and custom-guided tours. Let someone else do the driving and show you the highlights!

Marina on Portland's Waterfront - Portland Maine CVB

New England City Breaks

Boston isn’t New England’s only fun city. Discover five others that are beloved by visitors — from the college mecca of Burlington, Vermont, on the shores of Lake Champlain, to the small arts-filled seaport of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


New England Food

Lobster? Wild blueberries? Maple syrup? You’ll find it in New England along with the region’s signature clam chowder, artisan cheeses, and farm-fresh produce. You’ll find award-winning restaurants and chefs throughout the region. One thing is for sure: you won’t go home hungry!

White Mountains Attractions - New Hampshire

New England Weather

Keep up with New England weather with this helpful page of average temperatures, current weather and weather links throughout the region.

Brown University - Providence, Rhode Island - New England

New England Universities and Colleges

When it comes to higher education and university cache, no other region of the USA matches the draw of New England with its collection of historic and renowned universities, colleges and even secondary schools. Many have excellent museums or are simply worth a campus stroll.

Boston Cruiseport - New England Cruises


Cruising is a popular form of travel right now and an excellent way to see the stunning New England coastline in summer and fall. Find out which major and mid-sized cruise ships provide tours of the New England coast and learn about small boat cruising options. Then read all about the travel highlights of New England’s major cruise destinations.

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New England News

There’s always a lot going on in New England. Read news releases about events and attractions in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Three goats on a New Hampshire farm

DNE Valued PartnerS & Resources

Learn about the hotels, inns, tourism centers and attractions that work with Discover New England to promote the region.

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