Learn about recommended driving tours for New England holidays. These trips highlight specific kinds of travel activities that take you through some or all of the New England states. Whether you prefer the coast or the mountains, adventure or relaxation, there’s a New England holiday experience for you!
For more trip planning, see New England Maps.
New England Fall Foliage – One Week Drive
This recommended drive starts in the south of the region in Rhode Island with visits to vineyards, then a tour through western Massachusetts and its rich colonial frontier history, and up to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Then drive through the White Mountains of New Hampshire in all their autumn glory and head to the coast of Maine.
New England’s glorious northern coast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine
What did New England look like 300 years ago? New Englanders still live in houses built in Colonial times, while parks preserve the unspoiled wilderness. And in between is everything from art galleries to shopping.
New England Scenic Drives
Whether you hug the rugged coastline, swoop through wooded hills or meander past farms and meadowlands, you`ll find these New England scenic drives a joy, complete with historic villages, enticing antiques and crafts shops and cheerful country inns.
Culture, History & Shopping
Immerse yourself in some of New England’s richest historic and cultural attractions with some fun stops along the way. See Boston’s famed historic sites, explore the maritime past of Salem on Massachusett’s northern shores, and learn about the Shakers, who came to America for religious freedom. Walk through beautiful gardens, eat atop a waterfall, and shop until you drop!
Southern New England’s Maritime Heritage
Discover the romance of sail. New England’s maritime heritage is America’s maritime heritage, from early merchant vessels and men o’ war to whaling ships and sleek yachts. Welcome aboard!
New England`s Mountains: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont
The rugged beauty of northern New England never fails to impress, from the endless forests of Maine and the grandeur of New Hampshire’s White Mountains to the rolling Green Mountains of Vermont. Don’t forget your camera.
New England COLONIAL HISTORY: Birthplace of America
New England was the birthplace of a new nation. See where battles were fought for independence, for democracy and for freedom of speech. Experience day-to-day life in the colonies that became the United States of America.
New England for FAMILIES
When it comes to family vacations, nowhere in the USA can match New England`s mix of fun and wildlife, living history and sporting tradition. Come face-to-face with eagles, falcons and moose, than take on the man-made thrills of twisting coasters and giant skywheels. And eat the best ice cream on the planet: New Englanders consume more than any other region of the USA. Buy a cone and find out why!
New England as Seen on the Silver Screen
Much of New England looks familiar, thanks to movies and television. From ‘Jaws’ and ‘The Perfect Storm’ to ‘Ally McBeal’ and ‘Cheers’, New England provides the backdrop to every emotion, from tears and laughter to the occasional scream!
New England Village Gems
In New England, as in Old England, you can find hidden gems around every corner and down every lane in all six picture-pretty states. All you have to do is get off the main road and follow these clues.
New England for Grown Ups
For all its beauty and history, New England is also highly sophisticated, a place to have fun – and lots of it. From the plush spas and gourmet restaurants to grand hotels and America`s finest shopping, New England is perfect for a grown-up getaway.
New England’s Food, Glorious Food
Explore the culinary treats of New England. Think of blueberries, cranberries, lobster, clams, oysters, swordfish, bluefish, and cod. Then have a beer from the many microbreweries, topped off with a homemade ice cream cone!