New England is a perfect holiday choice for outdoor adventure enthusiasts with a wide variety of natural beauty: rolling countryside, breathtaking mountains, sparkling lakes and rivers, expansive wilderness and scenic coastline. Hike the Appalachian Mountain Trail, zipline through treetops, snowshoe on fresh snow, or kayak on peaceful water trails. New Englanders’ love their outdoor life, and you will too!
Between them, the six states of New England tick virtually every box for a wonderful holiday. There are glorious beaches, hideaway coves, soaring mountains, crystal-clear lakes, lush green forest, quaint villages and lots of activities on offer. Each season brings its own spine-tingling pleasures, be it the pristine snow-clad winter slopes or the blaze of crimson-to-gold colours that herald the arrival of fall.
New England’s coastline is magnificently varied, and ranges from the soft windswept dunes of Cape Cod to the thickly forested granite shores of Maine, and chic retreats like Newport or Nantucket vie for the attention with small traditional fishing ports where the lobsters are hauled in. The coast makes a great summer destination for families and couples, with long warm days, music festivals, spanking fresh seafood and excellent sailing conditions, and there is always a deserted beach to discover and call your own for a few hours.
Whilst each state differs deeply from its neighbours, the love of good food is omnipresent, be it a huge fresh lobster, sumptuous seafood chowder or a warm slice of blueberry pie. There is much to gorge on in irresistible New England.
Famous for everything from the Red Sox and Paul Revere to Cheers and clam chowder, Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England. Founded in 1630 and one of the oldest and most culturally significant cities in the USA, it is also a modern metropolis with a wide variety of attractions. It’s also very easy to get around, either on foot or on the user-friendly public transport system.
The more culturally inclined will not want to miss the city’s world-class museums, theatres and music venues, including the John F. Kennedy Library and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Just across the river, the city of Cambridge is home to Harvard University and the U.S.S. Constitution. This family-friendly city also boasts a renowned aquarium, children’s museum and science museum, making it a great destination for all.
Andara Travel’s highlights include:
• Escape the crowds on the more remote beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore coastline. Or, take the foot passenger ferry from Hyannis to Oak Bluffs on the boutique island of Martha’s Vineyard. Hire bicycles and ride to the south shore for the beautiful beaches.
• Visit the breathtaking millionaires’ mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, built over 100 years ago by America’s wealthiest families – the Vanderbilt’s, Astor’s and Belmont’s to name but a few.
• Ride the Cog Railway to the peak of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. You’ll travel above the clouds and see some spectacular scenery along the way