Best Weekend Getaways in New England


Visited by millions of tourists every year, New England is one of the most beautiful regions in the United States. People come to New England  most notably for their legendary lighthouses and fall foliage. It’s deep and rich history and many shops and restaurants bring explorers all year round to enjoy the seasonal views.  It offers some of the world’s best weekend getaways.

People also visit New England to enjoy the local foods such as lobster rolls, fried clams, cream pies, Vermont maple syrup, Maine lobsters, and its infamous clam chowder. 

The combination of places to see and do along with the food makes New England a go-to place for individuals, couples and families. 

Here are places in New England you can visit in just a couple days.

Boston, MA

Visiting Boston is one of the best weekend getaways in New England for obvious reasons. First, it is one of the most historic cities in the U.S. Rich with protected history and museums, taking a tour of Boston will allow you to experience what you’ve read about in history class. Secondly, from independent or escorted tours to the professional sporting events to the delicious Italian food, Boston has so many options to dine and have fun.

Portland, ME

Tourists coming to the Portland region will immerse themselves in the natural beauty and explore the picturesque peninsula to take breathtaking pictures. Although Portland is relatively smaller than most other east coast cities, the town has a vibrant nightlife, spectacular art museum, world-class dining scene and more.

If you are exploring Portland on a weekend, we suggest you head to the Portland Head Lighthouse, visit Portland’s Art District, attend Maine’s Foodie Tours and dine at one of Portland’s local breweries. 

Martha’s Vineyard, MA 

Martha’s Vineyard is the most visited summer destination in New England and a perfect weekend getaway, boasting scenic beaches, diverse cultural events, farm-fresh produce, a laid-back lifestyle and fresh seafood. 

It is also a popular weekend destination during the summer with many events, local bars and charters. Whether it is a weekend getaway with family or as a couple, Martha’s Vineyard will give you the perfect New England weekend feel.  

Cape Cod, MA

Cape Cod drives hundreds of thousands of Americans and tourists every year to enjoy scenic beaches, stay in luxury resorts, enjoy the local spas and much more. Visiting Cape Cod with your family on the weekend is a one-of-a-kind experience, allowing you to create nautical memories. 

Bar Harbor, ME

Bar Harbor is another weekend getaway in New England. The place has maintained its original Gilded Age feel, thanks to the lush greenery, 17th-century Italian architecture, and a beautiful 1896 town clock. The classic coastal beauty with historic character combined with modern amenities, including dining and shopping scenes, make Bar Harbor a perfect destination for people of all ages. 

Acadia National Park, ME

Acadia National Park offers rustic carriage roads and rocky trails. The Park has eye-catching ponds, beautiful inland trees, and lush green spaces for picnics. Acadia National Park is worth exploring on weekends especially if you are into exotic wildlife.

The reason is that it offers numerous outdoor activities, including adventures like biking, hiking, rock climbing, and horseback riding. If you want to get away from the city’s hustle and bustle and spend some time in nature, no other place is better than Acadia National Park. 

Nantucket, MA

Nantucket is famous for its historical and cultural significance. It is also well-known for its natural beauty and outdoor activities. Although Nantucket drives people all year-round, we recommend visiting in summer to make the most out of your weekend trip. You will enjoy spending time in the burgeoning cultural community, pleasant weather and the beautiful beaches.

Plan Your Perfect Weekend Getaway in New England

New England is a region where it truly experiences four seasons. You can explore the destinations above to provide a memorable experience in just a short amount of time. Are you ready to plan your getaway? Let Superior Cruise & Travel, a KROZ Company, help you book your trip! Call us today at (800) 992-8064 to speak to one of our experienced agents. 

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