New England is one of the most beautiful parts of the country and definitely at the top of the list when it comes to places I recommend to first time US travelers. I think it’s pretty clear to anyone with even half an eye on travelling that it’s a great place to be, especially if you’re hitting the road.
But I’m not going to sit here and try to sell you on the area when I think that it does a great job of selling itself. Instead, I’m going to share a few of the main destinations that I’d recommend stopping by. Let’s get started.
A New England Road Trip
1. Stop by New York City
Flights into New York City can be pretty affordable since there are so many big airports in the area. Because of the cheap flights and central location, New York is a great spot to start your journey. You could spend years in New York and barely scrape the surface on what it has to offer. But one of my favorite parts of the city is the High Line. There are endless other sights, from museums to good food, the Bronx Zoo, Central Park, Chinatown, and more.
2. Get historic in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city, and while it is about a six hour drive away, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth the effort. You can break it up into a couple of days if you want to stop off along the way, and once you’re there you can immerse yourself in American history and learn more about everything from the Declaration of Independence to which artists helped to define America.
3. Visit Martha’s Vineyard
Located only an hour or so away from Boston, Martha’s Vineyard has a lot going on and so there’s a little something there for everyone. In particular, I’d recommend stopping off for the night at a comfortable B&B and then checking out a little live music. Martha’s Vineyard has a cracking culinary scene and so if food tourism is your thing, you’re definitely in for a treat. Why not check out some of the restaurants before you go so you can decide what to eat before you even leave?
4. End your road trip on the water
Boston is next! Hit the sites, Fenway park, Freedom Trail, and all the wonderful museums. Grab a clam chowder for lunch and end your tour at the Boston Public Gardens. If you’re not ready to end your vacation just yet head to the docks. After exploring Boston, cruise on to continue your vacation by riding the waves instead of the roads. There are all sorts of different cruises available from Boston and many cruise ships offer short and long itineraries.
Now that you know just a few of the places I’d recommend checking out during your New England road trip, it’s over to you so you can start planning your holiday and booking things in advance to save a little cash. Have a fantastic vacation!