The Thrifty New England Traveler is a blog of VisitingNewEngland.com, the travel site for New England.

Seafood, Sunsets and Soda Fountain in Warren, Rhode Island

Warren, Rhode Island, is an underrated historic small New England coastal town with narrow streets and a wide variety of things to do. For brevity’s sake, let’s start with three must-visit family-friendly destinations in this charming, unpretentious community… Blount Clam…

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

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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Why You Should Visit Castle Island in South Boston, Mass.

Why You Should Visit Castle Island in South Boston, Mass.

Boston, Mass., tourists are drawn to the bustle of the city, given all its well-preserved history, modern amenities, dining scene, arts and culture and about a million other things.  For those that need a temporary escape with lots of green…

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Red Cherry Cafe in Walpole, Mass., Sweetens South of Boston Dining Scene

Red Cherry Cafe in Walpole, Mass., Sweetens South of Boston Dining Scene

Evelynn Sidiropoulos could barely contain herself when the Walpole Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place on June 7, 2018, at her new business, Red Cherry Cafe in Walpole, Mass. At the moment when Evelynn knew the official opening…

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When Do Free Entrance Days in the National Parks Take Place in 2018?

When Do Free Entrance Days in the National Parks Take Place in 2018?

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks, offered by the US. National Park Service (NPS), gives travelers a chance to see some of the most scenic areas in the United States, including destinations in New England. The 2018 season brings three…

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Swan Boats in Boston Are Just Ducky

Swan Boats in Boston Are Just Ducky

Booking.com A 15-minute Swan Boats in Boston ride through the Public Gardens area in Boston, Mass., is a wonderful low-cost spring and summer travel attraction that has taken on a legendary and beloved status for residents and visitors. The timeless joy of…

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