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A roadside “monocular” in New Hampshire, perfect for getting an up-close view of the fall foliage and Mt. Washington

New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut

New England: Exploring the Birthplace of America

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  • States:
    New Hampshire
    Maine
    Massachusetts
    Vermont
    Rhode Island
    Connecticut

Discover why visitors travel back to these 6 New England states again and again.

New England – the birthplace of America – is filled with rich history, cultural attractions, fascinating cities, scenic villages and outdoor adventures at every turn. The New England region of the U.S. is comprised of six very unique states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont – all easily reached through the gateway city of Boston. Discover white-sand beaches, lighthouses, brilliant fall foliage, expansive lakes, panoramic mountain views and dockside restaurants with delicious seafood chowder, lobster and blueberry pie. In New England, you'll find a wealth of diverse travel experiences within just a few hours’ drive of Boston's Logan International Airport.

Cosmopolitan Connecticut

The most southern of the New England states, Connecticut is easily accessible from both New York and Boston and offers a charming New England feel with a cosmopolitan style. From rafting down the Farmington River and kayaking through the Thimble Islands to following the Connecticut Wine Trail and enjoying coastal cuisine, Connecticut provides endless options for unforgettable holidays.

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Majestic Maine

Nearly as big as the rest of the New England states put together, Maine is known for its long coastline, rocky islands and majestic mountains. Outdoor types love the hiking and biking, and in winter, skiing and boarding. Year-round, there is great shopping, the freshest seafood and fine museums.

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Historic Massachusetts

The start of the American Revolution, the founding of American literature, the first college, even the invention of email 40 years ago; they all happened in Massachusetts. But the Bay State is more than heritage. There are hundreds of kilometers of coastline with beautiful beaches, the Berkshire Hills in the west, charming small towns, and some of America’s best living history museums – plus the sophistication of Boston.

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Grand New Hampshire

With towering Mount Washington (1,917 meters) and the grandeur of the White Mountains (48 peaks over 1,220 meters), the Granite State could be pigeonholed under the mountains category. But there are also hundreds and hundreds of lakes, most famously vast Winnipesaukee, one of America's largest. Add in historic and lively Portsmouth, the sandy seacoast and tax-free shopping, and New Hampshire really does offer something for everyone!

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Mighty Rhode Island

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the U.S., but ‘Little Rhody’ proves the saying that the best things come in small packages. Visitors return time and again to enjoy peaceful coastlines and countryside, as well as some of the USA’s best-preserved heritage and finest dining, and Newport, with its grand mansions.

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Verdant Vermont

Vermont has picture-perfect scenery: fields dotted with white and brown cows, red barns and covered bridges, stone walls and country roads. But it is also great for hiking, skiing and boarding; maple syrup and ice cream; romantic weekends and family breaks.

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