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Nubble Lighthouse at Cape Neddick, Maine
Nubble Lighthouse, Cape Neddick, Maine

by Eric Hurwitz. Page updated on 11/30/16

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Welcome to New England! My name is Eric Hurwitz, editor and publisher of and my mission is to share with you information -- just like you were family -- from real people like us who have come to live in, or visit, New England. Through original articles, reviews and photo essays,as well as social media resources, and hotel reservations resources with more than 3,000 area hotels, we offer you virtually everything you need to plan your New England vacation.

Ultimately, we present to you New England vacation information straight-from-the-heart, based on our travel experiences. We feel that is the most powerful way to let prospective travelers and New Englanders looking for New England travel ideas to learn about this beautiful six state region. Here, you can tour Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, en route to planning your New England vacation. Add a little bit of lobster and New England clam chowder (we write about both) to an informative and entertaining mix of best places to visit (including quaint New England towns), and family attractions and it's that
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I have written about the joys of New England travel for hundreds of thousands of visitors on VisitingNewEngland, as well as having
been referenced by major sites like USA Today, Woman's World, the Maine Office of Tourism,, and I was recently interviewed for a Massachusetts Town Greens segment on WCVB-TV Boston's Chronicle. I am also the author of two books, Massachusetts Town Greens and The Best Diners in New England.  Without a doubt, my greatest career highlight is continuously helping you travel New England.

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What Would be an Example of a Perfect New England Vacation?

We could come up with thousands of perfect New England travel combinations. With articles from VisitingNewEngland and its blog, The Thrifty New England Traveler, here are some of the best spots we would first consider to make our New England vacation, or day trip (depending on where you stay) a special one...

Start the day with a maple-based breakfast at the rustic Parker's Maple Barn in Mason, N.H.
Spend some time in a quaint New England town that has a classic country store like Weston Vermont
Enjoy a lobster or a lobster roll near the coast at some great New England seafood restaurants
Take in a classic New England family attraction like the Swan Boats of Boston
Bask in the sun at a fun New England family-friendly beach town. Example: York Beach Maine
Visit hidden attractions and destinations, better known to locals but often memorable for travelers
Travel the magnificent coast, especially Acadia National Park, Block Island and Cape Cod
Experience a classic summer family road trip to a place like the White Mountains of New Hampshire
See popular vacation towns and cities like Boston, Newport, Stowe, and Plymouth
Visit non-vacation New England towns like Pawtuxet Village Rhode Island, West Brookfield Massachusetts and Bath Maine
Encounter a beautiful lighthouse, like Nubble Lighthouse at Cape Neddick, Maine
Learn about local history in historic towns like Deerfield Village Massachusetts, and Concord Massachusetts
Dine at historic restaurants like the Salem Cross Inn, Longfellow's Wayside Inn and the 1761 Old Mill
Stay at a classic, historic New England inn like the Inn at Woodstock Hill in Woodstock, Connecticut.
For New England family travel, stay at a resort like Smuggler's Notch in Jeffersonville Vermont
Go out to eat at an affordable, local classic diner. New England is the birthplace of diners!
Spend some time at beautiful, historic Massachusetts town greens
Make to sure to experience fall in New England

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La Salette Festival of Lights Christmas Celebration in Attleboro, Massachusetts
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Walpole MA at Christmas
Downtown, Walpole, Massachusetts one of 11 New England towns that would look great in a Hallmark movie!

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