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Best Places to Visit, Stay, Eat in New England - New England Travel Lists

by Eric J. Hurwitz. Article updated on Jan. 19, 2017

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Virtually everyone loves "best of" travel lists for their trip planning, so why not include New England? I feel that New England is one of the most beautiful, interesting areas of the United States with its ocean beaches, mountains, historic cities, quaint small towns, scenic town commons, restaurants with plenty of seafood, plenty of family-friendly things to do, and a geographically compact presence so you can often travel from state to state in just hours. While you'll find plenty of mall and outlet shopping destinations, the true retail treasures are located on the back roads of New England in the form of friendly mom and pop shops including some of the greatest country stores you'll ever find. I have lived in New England my whole life and share here, without any vested interest (I would  never compromise this work-of-love web site!), the New England travel that you won't want to miss. Each article comes straight from the heart and with personal experience...
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Marginal Way, Ogunquit, Maine
Marginal Way, Ogunquit, Maine. Photos by Sarah Diment, owner of the Beachmere Inn, Ogunquit, Maine.

The best cities, towns, villages and regions in New England
Where to stay during the New England fall foliage season
The 7 retro road trip wonders of Massachusetts
Feeling a sense of community at the New England Diner
New England family attractions you won't want to miss
Scenic New England drives for breathtaking road trips
Offbeat New England travel destinations you need to visit
11 small towns in New England that would look great in a Hallmark movie
10 memorable New England hotel getaways
Where you should vacation in New England from Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekends
The best fall foliage destinations in New England
Winter destinations to warm up your New England travel
Amazing New England beaches you won't want to leave
Amusement and theme parks in New England
Best kept secrets hidden New England travel spots
Family friendly ski destinations in New England
Indoor hotel water parks in New England that the whole family will love
Old-fashioned independent movie theaters that bring you back to another time
The best historic travel in New England
6 underappreciated New England summer travel destinations


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Lobster from Warren's Lobster House, Kittery, Maine
Lobster from Warren's Lobster House, Kittery, Maine

Best seafood restaurants in New England
Best lobster rolls in New England
Best ice cream stands in New England

Best diners in New England
Best fried clams in the Boston Area
Best clam chowder in New England
Best New Hampshire pancake houses
Best pizza joints in the Boston area
Best apple cider donuts in New England
Best 3 seafood shacks in Rhode Island
Best North End of Boston food destinations
Best traditional restaurants in Massachusetts

Rating the best supermarket chains in Massachusetts


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Vermont Country Store, Weston, Vermont
Vermont Country Store, Weston, Vermont

Old fashioned country stores that bring you back to another time and place
The best places to shop in New England
7 great independent bookstores in Massachusetts


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