A region in the northeastern corner of the United States of America, New England which consists of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut is one of the most contrasts regions in the country. Home to some of the most historically important sites in the country, known for its diverse cultural life and the breathtaking natural beauty, New England has always been a vacationer’s favorite.
Listing out the best attractions in the region is almost impossible as there are myriad of attractions but if I had the time to visit only four attractions it would be:
The Mystic Seaport Museum, Connecticut
It’s a living history museum that preserves America’s seafaring heritage and is one of the top maritime museums in the US. On a visit, you will browse old tools, watches, clocks, chronometers, navigational instruments, historic ships and plenty of other interesting stuff. One of the most interesting things to see is the re-created maritime village that takes you through the early mariners’ efforts to conquer the sea. The museum is open year round except for a Christmas break on December 24 and 25.
Acadia National Park, Maine
Acadia National Park in Maine is one of the most engaging parks in North America. Explore historic and scenic harbor villages, find the granite mountains, paddle in lakes and ponds, or watch the waves crashing along the rocky coastline. That’s not all! There’s an abundance of wildlife, too. There are exciting opportunities for outdoor fun such as fishing, bird-watching, hiking and ranger led walks.
Freedom Trail, Boston
If you are a history buff, you won’t miss any chance to visit the Freedom Trail. Perhaps there’s no better place than this to take walk down in history to the times of the American Revolution. Located in the the urban and cultural heart of North America, at the Freedom Trail, you’ll know about the people and events that have shaped American history. Stroll down this incredible 2.5 mile red-brick walking trail that leads you through 16 nationally significant historic sites, including museums, churches, meeting houses, burial grounds, parks, and a ship.
Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Islands, Massachusetts
Lovely beaches, elegant towns, and plentiful of shopping and dining. Welcome to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Islands! Located just off of the coast of Cape Cod, the two islands are perfect for a relaxing getaway. The islands can be accessed both by ferry and air. Year-round ferries operate from Woods Hole, Hyannis, Nantucket and New Bedford. If Martha’s Vineyard is famous for Oak Bluff’s brightly painted Victorian gingerbread cottages, the island of Nantucket is known for its history of whaling ships, which is beautifully preserved in the Whaling Museum.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head out for an unforgettable vacation in New England. If you are travelling on a tight budget, book your travel plans well in advance to get cheap air fares and hotel rooms. Besides, planning and booking your travel in advance also helps you avoid unnecessary last minute hassle.