Boston and New England holidays are russet red autumns, white-sand beaches, waterfront towns, lobster pots and wooden docks

Make like well-heeled New Yorkers who head off on holidays to Boston and New England for their weekend escapes for those Atlantic Ocean views, palatial summer houses, multi-course seafood dinners and romantic retreats. New England has plenty of chic coastal charm, and the city of Boston – home to the Red Sox, ‘Cheers’ and the Freedom Trail – isn’t far behind, with its Instagrammable skyline, beautiful brownstones, literary history and beloved pedal swan boats.

Don floaty dresses, tailored shorts and floppy sunhats as you navigate the charming towns of New England, meandering along beautiful coastline in Kennebunkport or sinking into the white beaches of sailing capital Rhode Island. Think of it as a swish grown-up summer camp for adults and a delight for kids, with the super soft sands and shallow waters of Cape Cod ideal for paddling and spotting frolicking seals. Preppy, nostalgic and full of old-fashioned charm, it’s a world away from chain restaurants and big brand shops and the kind of place where sepia coloured photographs come back to life. Watch schooners sail by as you tuck into an Atlantic swordfish dinner on the exclusive Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, try your hand at fly-fishing in leafy Vermont and breathe in giddy scents of pine and sea air as you cycle to lobster shacks and rocky beaches in Maine.

Boston and New England holidays in busy but beautiful autumn are the star of the show, when foliage turns astonishing shades of burnt orange, rusty red and gold. And as the sound of crickets linger late into the night and the ocean turns a violet shade, there’s the promise of pumpkin patches, crackling fires and a whole new season of adventure. Our Personal Travel Experts are on hand to help create your perfect  holiday in Boston and New England.

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  • Boston is scattered with historic sights and quaint brownstone-lined streets while being compact and easy to explore on foot – be sure to follow the famous Freedom trail while in town
  • The eastern-most point of the state of Massachusetts is beautiful Cape Cod, with beaches, lighthouses and wildlife-rich waters
  • New England is the ideal self-drive destination, with mile upon mile of scenic roadway dotted with villages and towns
  • Although autumn is most popular, spring and summer are also ideal times to visit with wildflowers blooming and temperatures rising
  • A trip to New England is not complete without a whale watching trip, with spring and summer the best time to spot a variety of species

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Cities that never sleep, wide open roads and awe-inspiring natural wonders; these are backdrops that constantly grace the big screen but nothing can beat seeing them for yourself.

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