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Pictured above: Nubble Lighthouse at Cape Neddick, York, Maine
We are New England's prime web site for New England travel essays, generated by our staff and visitors. Visiting New England.com's mission is to feed you information from real people like us who have come to live in, or visit, New England. Through original articles and photos, as well as social media resources, and a hotel reservations center with more than 3,000 area hotels, we offer you virtually everything you need to plan your New England vacation.
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New England travel feature stories for May 2013
Spring travel in New England
NEW ENGLAND USA (photo of Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls, Mass., by Eric H.) -- Many New Englanders consider spring the best season to vacation in New England. When that warmer weather arrives, the flowers blossom... Full Story
New England's top destinations
Your guide to discovering New England
Article and photo (Wolfeboro, N.H.) by Eric H.
NEW ENGLAND USA -- You could live in New England for an entire lifetime and not get to see everything. With that in mind, imagine how daunting it can be for a tourist with one week's vacation to experience New England.
The good news is that you could stay in one village, town or city for a few days and capture the essence of what New England is all about. There's simply no need to feel obligated to race from place to place. Full Story
The magic of Portland, Maine
Find out why this seaside gem has quickly become one of New England's hottest destinations
Article and photo by Eric H.
(PORTLAND, MAINE, NEW ENGLAND USA) -- Many years ago while touring Portland, Maine, a friend commented, "This is a nice city, but they have a long way to go, a real long way to go."
Having made tremendous headway towards revitalization in the 1980s and 1990s, Portland, for a few blocks, looked like a world-class city -- what people considered a small San Francisco. Situated on a peninsula jutting out into beautiful Casco Bay, Portland sits between rugged coastline to the east, north and south and scenic countryside and vacation-friendly Sebago Lake to the west.
With hills leading to the harbor and Casco Bay, fine old homes, tree-lined brownstone streets, 19th century red brick buildings, parks and a growing arts, entertainment, lodging and dining scene, Portland seemed, at times, like a premier urban New England vacation destination. The trouble was, however, that the overall area was wildly inconsistent where it was not unusual to find a charming area juxtaposed with abandoned factory buildings and street people sitting on the sidewalks with their heads hung low. Additionally, run down parts of Congress St -- a main drag in town -- served as kind of a reality check that Portland was not all that the growing number of picture perfect postcard areas suggested.
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New England photos that will inspire you to visit our region.Legacy Place in Dedham, Mass., combines a modern, open air shopping center with a traditional downtown look.
How to vacation at Nantucket on a budget (from the Thrifty New England Traveler)
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Visiting the best amusement, theme parks in New England.
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The Inn at Woodstock Hill, in Woodstock, Conn., makes for a wonderful New England travel destination.
Enjoying a special wedding and reception at a Newport mansion
Check out the best New England ocean beaches for your long-range, summer vacation trip planning.
York, Maine, a beloved New England vacation spot, proves that you don't have to travel far up the Maine coast to get a true feel of the famed Downeast lifestyle.
The Traveler Restaurant in tiny Union, Conn., offers delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners -- and three free books!
Discover the quiet, quaint side of visiting New England where the road is less taken.
The Wrentham Village Premium Outlets in Wrentham, Mass., offers a modern New England shopper's paradise.
Take a tour of some beloved New England diners.
Check out the top 10 New England ice cream stands
The scenic New England photo gallery is the next best thing to being there!
The Children's Museum in Easton (North Easton, Mass.), represents the best of local cultural opportunities for children. A VisitingNewEngland.com top pick for February school vacation!
The 1761 Old Mill restaurant is a classic New England landmark with delicious regional fare and incredible ambiance.
Providence, R.I., has quickly transformed into one of the six-state region's most interesting and beautiful cities with its mix of the old and new.
Touring the backroads of rural New England video.
Local Bostonians offer tips on how to save money when touring Boston.
Find the latest detailed New England dining reviews.
Nice, affordable communities to raise a family in eastern and central Massachusetts.
Meredith, N.H., has instant lakeside appeal in a small-town setting. It's the perfect place for a New England vacation.
VisitingNewEngland.com special "Social Issues in New England" feature: Brookview House in Dorchester, Mass., helps homeless families break the cycle of poverty.
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