Summer highlights of New England
New England is more commonly known as a holiday destination in the fall, but this shouldn’t dissuade you from visiting in the summer. There are many natural, historical and cultural attractions to marvel at during the hot months in this beautiful region of America. If you are searching for a memorable summer holiday, New England has much to offer.
Experience the Beauty of Cape Cod
When the summer sun is high in the sky, head to beautiful Cape Cod to relax and unwind. Stroll along the many beaches, sail in the Atlantic and enjoy a bite to eat in one of the many quality restaurants the 15 towns are home to. Snap some holiday photos of the famous lighthouses before savouring a well-deserved evening drink in one of the stylish bars. Cape Cod is an experience to cherish.
Take a Tour of Boston
Settled in 1630, Boston is a thrilling city steeped in American history and culture. Visitors can get a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of the city from the Skywalk Observatory on the 50th floor of the Prudential Building. Gaze out over the Charles River to the harbour, before making your way back to street level to enjoy a tour of the many historical sites and museums, and a spree at the famous Faneuil Marketplace.
Anchor at Martha’s Vineyard
Set sail for the scenic island of Martha’s Vineyard for an exciting adventure. There are many unique sights in the six towns dotted around the island. If you head west to Aquinnah you can view Gay Head Cliffs with its iconic lighthouse, before moving on to the lush countryside of Chilmark and taking a leisurely stroll around the magnificent harbour of Vineyard Haven. The character of Martha’s Vineyard will be remembered long after leaving its shores.
Taste the Delights of Burlington
Surrounded by stunning forest scenery, Burlington is a favourite with visitors to New England. Here you can sample award-winning cheeses made at the famous family-owned Cabot Creamery, before trying something sweeter at the Morse Maple Farm, which produces some of the world’s finest maple syrup. Picturesque and charming, Burlington has something for everyone.
Visit the Historic Town of Andover
Unique in character, Andover was first settled back in 1636 and the town’s rich history envelopes visitors as they walk the streets admiring the old world architecture. To enjoy the sprawling Massachusetts landscape, take a leisurely stroll around the Ward Reservation, before indulging your cultural side with a visit to the Addison Gallery of American Art.
If you desire a summer holiday filled with character, culture and matchless natural beauty, New England is a great choice.
Nicola considers herself very lucky to have had the opportunity to visit a number of places around the world and these experiences usually involve searching for as many kinds of wildlife as possible. Recent highlights include penguins in Antarctica, bears and whales in Canada and Alaska and sea otters in California - but there are always more animals to search for.
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