Summertime is nigh, and the road trips are waiting to be explored. One of the most exciting things about summer vacation is learning and experiencing a new location, and New England has a kind of beauty unmatched by any other part of the nation.
The beaches of New England are best enjoyed under the warmth of the summer sunshine, and the seafood cuisine is exquisite. Read into a few more of the benefits of visiting the New England area of the U.S., and start planning your next trip today.
Mystic, Connecticut will provide the opportunity to get a feel for the coastal beauty of New England. Add the area’s Mystic Seaport to your itinerary, and check out the largest maritime museum spectacle in the world.
The nightlife in the area is something you may want to explore. Just make sure you keep it responsible, as you don’t want to get mixed up with the Connecticut law. Take advantage of Lyft services, and party your face off.
You may also want to spend some time exploring the Mystic Aquarium. They have beluga whales and many other forms of interesting aquatic life for tourists to experience. If you’re a movie watcher, take a short tour of some of the locations used in the 1988 movie Mystic Pizza.
Massachusetts is littered with gorgeous landscapes and travel hotspots which are at their best in the warmer months of the year. Cape Cod is a great place to begin your exploration of the state, and JFK history buffs can explore the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum.
The museum centers around the time the famed president spent in Hyannis and his historic victory speech. Try to avoid the notorious traffic in the area, and plan your adventures during the early part of the day.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Another coastal charmer in the Northeast U.S. was founded way back in the 1600s, and it was originally named Strawbery Banke. Now known as Portsmouth, this charming New England town offers Victorian, Georgian, and old timey colonial museum locations where you can explore the rich history of the area.
The capital of Vermont is also the smallest state capital in the whole nation. It may be small, but Montpelier packs a punch with entertainment seeking travelers.
Montpelier is a great place to get a taste of the local cuisine. Think rich maple syrup and a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory, and you’ll be well on your way to a tasty vacation.
Bar Harbor, Maine
Plan a trip to Bar Harbor, Maine, and pack your outdoor adventure toys. You can go cycling, hiking, and kayaking in Acadia National Park. Get the most out of your excursion, and give yourself permission to stray from the traditional pathways.