New England Road Trip PlannerPlan a road trip to New England, those small states in the Northeast corner of the United States. Expect to find interesting tourist attractions, both natural and man-made at almost every turn in the road in the Northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and the Southern New England States of Massachusetts, Connecticut and tiny Rhode Island. Once you are on the ground (or out on the water) enjoying New England’s vacation spots, the states won’t look quite as small as they do on the map. Even Rhode Island.
New England is home to one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular shows – the fall colors every September and October. Fall foliage in New England is considered the best on the planet by many unbiased sources. Rolling hills decorated in fall colors provide a picture-perfect backdrop to quaint Vermont villages. Make sure to get that white church steeple in the picture.
New England Tourist AttractionsWhen winter hits, it gets quite cold in New England. The tourists disappear and the skiers show up. Vermont is the undisputed center of skiing in the Eastern United States, close enough for weekend or even day trips from the major population centers on the Northeast. Skiers accustomed to Utah powder or massive Colorado ski resorts may poke fun at the elevations of the New Hampshire peaks or the number of gondolas, but lucky Boston fund managers can leave the office early and get in a few hours of night skiing and be back at work in the morning.
New England Vacation SpotsAs spring arrives (which can be pretty late in the higher elevations), hikers gather along the rocky Maine coast and on the lakes of Maine’s North woods. New Hampshire’s White Mountains are rugged and in contrast to the rolling hills of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Both are easily explored, with roads cutting through the various mountain passes. In Vermont, these valleys are called “Gaps”, as in “Middlebury Gap” and in New Hampshire, they are know as “Notches”, as in “Crawford Notch”.
Students of American history or pretty much any American student will appreciate the historical impact of New England on the founding of the United States. New England Cities such as Boston, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island showcase their Historic Tourist Attractions alongside elegant accommodations, fine dining and generally a good choice of vacation spot. Had enough of the city – head to Martha’s Vineyard or Cape Cod for some relaxation, New England style.
Major Tourist Attractions in the Region
Natick Mall - Massachusetts
South Shore Plaza - Braintree, Massachusetts
Wrentham Village Premium Outlet Mall - Massachusetts
Providence Place Mall - Rhode Island
Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA (Boston)
Mohegan Sun Casino Resort - Uncasville, Connecticut
Solomon Pond Mall - Marlborough, Massachusetts
Square One Mall - Saugus, Massachusetts
Foxwoods Resort & Casino - Ledyard, Connecticut
Boston Red Sox Baseball Fenway Park - Massachusetts
StoryLand - Glen, New Hampshire
Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market - Boston, Massachusetts
Emerald Square Mall - North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Acadia National Park - Bar Harbor, Maine
Prudential Center & Skywalk - Boston, Massachusetts
Hampton Beach Oceanfront - New Hampshire
Mohegan Sun Resort & Elemis Spa - Uncasville, Connecticut
Santa's Village - Jefferson, New Hampshire
The Mall at Rockingham Park - Salem, NH
Misquamicut State Beach - Westerly, Rhode Island
Bud's Go-Karts - Boston, Massachusetts
Ocean Beach Park - New London, Connecticut
Burlington Center Mall - Massachusetts
Franklin Park Zoo - Boston, Massachusetts
The Maine Mall - South Portland
Museum of Science - Boston, Massachusetts
Waters Edge Resort and Spa - Westbrook, Connecticut
Roger Williams Park Zoo - Providence, Rhode Island
Cape Cod National Seashore - Massachusetts
Martha's Vineyard, MA Tourist Attractions
Crystal Mall - Waterford, Connecticut
Liberty Tree Mall - Danvers, Massachusetts