Seeing New England's fall foliage is one of those 'Bucket List' items you just have to tick off. All across the region the leaves turn a kaleidoscope of colours from burning red through to buttery gold, standing out vividly against the backdrop of white clapboard houses. Pick any road or walking trail and lose yourself in a world of leafy gorgeousness.
Take the bounty of the sea, add a range of local farm produce and combine with passionate chefs for a menu of stunning New England restaurants and street food. The region’s impressive calendar of food themed events celebrating everything from lobster to cranberries gives you some idea of the place food is held in the hearts of New Englanders. Just make sure you leave room for dessert.
Boston played a key role in getting the American Revolution off the ground and has its own Freedom Trail; Mystic has a huge collection of historical sailing boats; and in Rhode Island you can find Gilded Age mansions. History is alive and kicking in New England.
There's a celebration happening somewhere in New England every month of the year, with a host of local apple and pumpkin festivals in the autumn, and maple syrup season in the spring. Don't miss St Patrick's Day in Boston, Waterfire in Providence or Acadia’s Oktoberfest. Other annual favourites include the summer arts festivals in the Berkshires and the enduringly popular Newport Jazz Festival.
Whether you want to drop take in a baseball game at Fenway Park, eat in a farm-to-fork restaurant in Vermont, grab a plate of fried clams in Rhode Island, or catch a folk festival in Newport, good times are always on the menu on New England holidays.