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The Thrifty New England Traveler is a blog of VisitingNewEngland.com, a regional web site that focuses on the joys of travel in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Questions? Comments? Contact Eric at The Thrifty New England Traveler.

50 New England Fall Travel Ideas in 2018 for the Budget-Minded

The tough economy begs for many of us to turn over a new leaf and find affordable or free things to do for the not-too-far-in-the-distance New England fall foliage travel season. With that in mind, here are 50 fun, affordable…

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Fenway Park Tours is an All Star Boston Attraction

When it comes to Boston, Mass., travel attractions, the Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Tours hits it out of the park. Going on a Tour is almost as much fun as attending a game! This highly entertaining, affordable one-hour tour,…

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Marveling at Bridge of Flowers, Glacial Potholes in Shelburne Falls, Mass.

The one-of-a-kind Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, Mass., is a must-see New England travel attraction as this former trolley bridge features 400 ft. of more than 500 varieties of flowers, shrubs and vines! The best times to see the…

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Spectacular Scenery at Maine’s Acadia National Park Loop Road

Booking.com Seeing some of the most spectacular scenery on the eastern seaboard costs about the price of drive-in movie theater admission, thus making it the “must-see, feel-good New England travel destination” of the spring, summer and fall.” What a tremendous…

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Step Back in Time at Historic Deerfield Village, Mass.

Deerfield, Mass., hold historic authenticity, preservation and an overall appeal that most other New England historical towns cannot match. That’s quite an accomplishment, given the incredible history that resides in the six-state New England region. Incredibly, all the generations seem…

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The Cliff Walk, Newport, R.I. – New England Scenic Viewpoints

Is it just me, or is the The Cliff Walk in Newport, R.I., the best coastal walk in New England? Other than Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine and Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod, you’d be hard-pressed to find a…

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5 Underrated, Beautiful New England Fall Foliage Destinations

If you love the New England fall foliage season but would rather “leaf” behind the overwhelming tourist crowds, have no worries. New England offers many less traveled, beautiful autumn destinations that will allow you to focus better on what you…

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World’s End in Hingham, Mass., Defines Scenic Beauty Near Boston

The views at World’s End in Hingham, Mass., promise instant memories every step of the way. Everywhere you look, the scenery acts like a greatest hits collection of the best of rural, coastal New England travel. The 251-acres feature tree-lined,…

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Why You Should Rent a Vacation Home on Cape Cod

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is one of the ultimate New England travel destinations to rent a vacation home. A 70-mile stretch of vacation bliss, Cape Cod features beautiful, expansive sandy ocean beaches and scenic winding roads through charming, tree-lined small towns…

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Just Got Back From: the Hidden Side of Western Massachusetts

The Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts receive a lot of travel attention and rightfully so — the mountains, rolling hills, lakes, picture-perfect towns and plenty of culture make for appealing destinations. The Berkshires’ popularity, however, takes away from some other…

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