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Brand USA – Quaint New England Towns

Get ready for an epic adventure through New England! We’ll start in Boston, a city known for its history, museums, and shopping. Walk The Freedom Trail to discover historic landmarks like the Old North Church and Paul Revere House. Explore world-class museums like the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Science. Don’t miss Harvard University in nearby Cambridge and indulge in some retail therapy on Newbury Street or at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Catch a Boston Red Sox baseball game and take a relaxing stroll through Boston Common. Read the full itinerary and enter the competition here.

Heading north along the coast, we’ll visit Salem, infamous for the Salem Witch Trials, and soak up its vibrant maritime heritage. Stop by Manchester-By-The-Sea and Rockport, where artists have found inspiration for centuries. Portsmouth, New Hampshire, offers a glimpse into the past with its historic charm and access to Fort Constitution. In Maine, embrace the beauty of Ogunquit, known as a “beautiful place by the sea,” and enjoy the vintage vibes. Kennebunkport will amaze you with its ocean views and impressive mansions turned inns.

Continuing our journey, we’ll reach Old Orchard Beach, boasting seven miles of sandy shoreline and the iconic Old Orchard Beach Pier. Portland awaits with its funky galleries, diverse restaurants, and numerous lighthouses, including the famous Portland Head Light. As we travel through Maine’s mid-coast region, don’t miss the stunning Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and the classic working harbour town of Rockland. Camden, where “the mountains meet the sea,” offers culinary delights, picturesque streets, and beautiful art galleries.

Now it’s time to explore the heart of the Maine coast. Take in breath-taking views of Penobscot Bay in Lincolnville and enjoy the laid-back charm of Blue Hill, a gateway to Acadia National Park. Our final stop is Bar Harbour, nestled between Frenchman Bay and the woodlands of Acadia National Park, featuring elegant Victorian architecture and a captivating atmosphere.

Leaving the coast behind, we venture inland to Acadia National Park, renowned for its rugged beauty and majestic mountains. Traverse the picturesque village of Bethel, an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with skiing in winter and hiking in summer.

Our next destination is the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Experience the awe-inspiring Mount Washington and Pinkham Notch, a natural landmark with stunning mountain ranges. North Conway offers a perfect blend of shopping, art galleries, and entertainment.

Embark on a scenic drive along the Kancamagus Highway, capturing stunning photos at the Albany Covered Bridge. Stop at Flume Bridge on your way to Franconia Notch State Park, where you can enjoy hiking, wildlife watching, and breath-taking views. Pass through Hanover, home to Dartmouth College, before reaching Woodstock, Vermont, a quintessential New England town with covered bridges and historic architecture. Conclude the day in Londonderry, the gateway to the Green Mountains.

Prepare for outdoor adventures in Vermont’s Green Mountains National Forest. Whether it’s witnessing the vibrant foliage in autumn or enjoying year-round outdoor activities, this area has it all. Visit Manchester and Bennington to photograph the beautiful, covered bridges. Stockbridge is home to the Norman Rockwell Museum, a treasure trove of the beloved American illustrator’s original works.

Leaving Stockbridge, we head to Westport, Connecticut, a waterfront gem with picturesque red brick buildings and breath-taking scenery. Old Saybrook awaits with its impressive architecture and notable buildings, including the Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse. In Mystic, step back in time at the Mystic Seaport, one of the country’s largest maritime museums. Don’t forget to indulge in delicious seafood and visit the famous Mystic Pizza restaurant.

Take the coastal Highway 1 to Narragansett, Rhode Island, known for its sandy beaches, and then cross the Jamestown Bridge to Newport. Explore the opulent Gilded Age mansions and immerse yourself in Newport’s luxurious charm. Tennis enthusiasts should make a stop at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Finally, we arrive in Cape Cod, where you can choose from a variety of beach towns and experience the Cape’s unique character. Provincetown offers a vibrant atmosphere with eclectic shops, art galleries, and spectacular whale watching.

Conclude your journey in Plymouth, known as “America’s hometown,” where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. Explore Plimoth Plantation for an interactive glimpse into early American colonial life. Finally, return to Boston, bidding farewell to this incredible New England adventure.

So, pack your bags and get ready to explore the rich history, natural beauty, and charming towns of New England. It’s going to be a trip you’ll never forget!

To learn more about the destinations featured in this itinerary, visit Brand USA’s USA Discovery Program and complete the badges above. You can also find inspiration and information to help you book more travel to the USA on the Brand USA Travel Trade Website.

Brand USA have teamed up with American Holidays. American Holidays specialise in Tailor-Made Holidays and will ensure the best experience for your clients. For more information or to book any of the road trip itineraries contact American Holidays on 01 673 3800.

Allie Sheehan
Allie Sheehan
I have worked in the travel industry for seven years, from working in American Holidays and The Travel Corporation I have a wealth of knowledge of all aspects of travel. Before joining ITTN I worked for Facebook which gave me the inside knowledge of the wonderful world of social media. I have a BSc in Event Management and am also a qualified beauty therapist (which definitely comes in handy in this business). Recently I joined the AWTE Ireland committee and I am enjoying working with and connecting with the network of women in travel.

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